Birmingham Central Mosque, the largest mosque in Western Europe, today (THURS 5 OCT) became the first mosque in the West Midlands to show its support for the military by signing the Armed Forces Covenant.
Senior representatives from the Army, Navy, Royal Air Force and the region’s Muslim community gathered at the mosque in Highgate to witness the signing which heralds the growing relationship between the two communities. Mr Muhammad Afzal, chairman of the mosque, made the pledge in a show of support from the Muslim community for the service the military provides, alongside Colonel Richard Maybery, Deputy Commander of Donnington, Telford, based 11 th Signal and West Midlands Brigade. Speaking at the event, Mr Afzal said: “It gives me great pleasure to have signed the Covenant with the British Armed Forces on behalf of Birmingham Central Mosque. “I hope this agreement willRead More