Cllr Majid Mahmood said city is the ‘ideal’ location for a National monument to First and Second World War heroes
Cllr Majid Mahmood (Lab, Hodge Hill) stated the second city is the ‘ideal’ location for such a monument arguing that it is home to relatives of Muslims who lost their lives in the conflicts.
In doing so he pointed to the heroic services of Khudadad Khan , who received the Victoria Cross, and Noor Inayat Khan, who earned the George Cross.
“It is estimated 60,000 Muslims died whilst fighting for the British Army (in the First and Second World War).
“People forget the roots of Muslims, where we have come from and where we have come to.”