On Remembrance Sunday we commemorate the contributions of British and Commonwealth military and civilian servicemen and servicewomen who took part in the two World Wars and other conflicts.

A large number of them paid the ultimate price for our freedom and we pay tribute to them for their bravery and sacrifice.

We must remember that these brave men and women included Muslims from different parts of the world and who also died for our freedom. We must also appreciate their contributions.

A registered Charity has now been established which has a distinguished Board of Trustees and the Chairman of the Board is our President, Lord Mohamed Sheikh. The initiative is supported by the British government and by General Sir Nicolas Carter, Chief of Defence Staff.

The name of the charity is “The National Muslim War Memorial Trust” and the objectives are as follows:

“The erection and maintenance of a national war memorial to commemorate the services of Muslim personnel to Britain’s Armed Forces during the two World Wars and subsequent conflicts. The Trust will also undertake an educational role to promote in schools, colleges and the wider public arena the contributions of Muslims to Britain’s Armed Forces.”

We will announce later more details of this Charity.

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The Conservative Muslim Forum was founded by Lord Sheikh in 2005. All of its members are full members of the Conservative Party.