Saturday, 9 January 2016

Peace Garden @ Muslim Burial Ground #Woking




The Peace Garden at the restored Muslim Burial Ground at Woodham Common, Woking as featured on BBC recently.  Read a description here http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-surrey-35209441 


This is the BBC documentary, featuring my good friend Zafar Iqbal, who is works for Woking Council.
 


It is a more extended version there (c 1 hour)  is also a shorter version here  (c 20 mins) 


You can watch also Woking Borough Councils short film about the site  
If you look carefully you can see a bloke sitting on the bench in the opening sequence - which is me!)


 It seems really important in our day to recognise the contribution Muslim troops made in WW1 in the defence of Britain. It offers a very different narrative to so much of the polarisation that we hear today.

 

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