The Daily Telegraph

Salam to Queen and Country

RADIO 4, 8.00PM


Zubeida Malik explores the varied stories of Muslim soldiers fighting for the UK during the last campaigns in Iraq and Afghanista­n. There are currently fewer than 600 Muslim soldiers in the British Army. Malik speaks to those currently serving about why they signed up and what their experience­s have been. She also explores the story of Lance Corporal Jabron Hashmi, who was killed in Afghanista­n in 2006, and recounts the foiling of a horrific plot to kidnap and behead a Muslim soldier in Birmingham.

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