Worcester MP Robin Walker pays tribute to Muslims' First World War role
Worcester’s MP has paid tribute to the role played by Muslims during the First World War.
Conservative Robin Walker attended an event, hosted by Forgotten Heroes 14-19, in Parliament and sponsored by Lord Sheikh, highlighting the sacrifices and contributions made by Muslims across the world to aid the Great War effort.
Attendees heard from various figures including Imam Asim Hafiz OBE, Baroness Uddin, Anna Soubry MP and Lt Col Tim Petransky, as well as Mr Walker, who recommended that the often undervalued role played by Muslims in the First World War become part of the National Curriculum.
The overwhelming sentiment of the evening was the acknowledgement that although the contributions of Muslims, and other minorities, have often been understated in or omitted from the historical narrative, the centenary of the Great War was a reminder that despite difference,s the United Kingdom and all of its allies stood together as a force for good.
Alongside Worcester’s Mayor Jabba Riaz, Mr Walker has attended the Gheluvelt Remembrance service.
He will also be attending the civic Remembrance service at Worcester Cathedral on Sunday.
Photo caption: Worcester MP Robin Walker at the launch of the Poppy Appeal 2018.