A communal act of remembrance
Since then they have continued to play a vital role in defending our country, so we must never forget that countless Muslim soldiers laid down their lives so that we might enjoy the freedoms we often take for granted these days.
However, their commitment, service and sacrifice is not widely recognised. Two years ago, to coincide with the Living Islam festival, British Future commissioned a poll from ICM and discovered that only 2% of the UK population knew that 400,000 Muslim soldiers took part in the first world war.
It is our duty to ensure that the younger generation is made aware of this sacrifice, so that the memory of those who gave their lives, lives on from generation to generation.