Over 20 Muslims recognised in Queen’s Birthday Honours


You are the best people raised for the good of mankind; you enjoin what is good and forbid evil and believe in Allah. (Al Quran 3:110/111)

Source: The Muslim News

By Elham Asaad Buaras

A police officer, youth workers and educators are among 25 Muslims celebrating recognition in the Queen’s Birthday Honours. No Muslim has been knighted this year. They are joined by 32 members of the Hindu and Sikh communities and 13 members of the Jewish community.

Dr Samir Shah OBE, Chief Executive and Creative Director, Juniper Television was awarded the title Commanders of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) for his services to TV and heritage. He worked in the Home Office Research Intelligence Unit after graduating from Hull and Oxford Universities, before joining London Weekend TV in 1979 as a researcher, rising to become Editor of a range of current affairs programmes. Shah joined the BBC in 1987 as Head of Current Affairs, moved to head up political programmes in 1994.

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