From the BBC, with thanks to Nobody and RB:
The chief of the UK’s armed forces has appealed for more Muslim recruits in a bid to better reflect modern Britain.
Chief of Defence Staff General Sir Michael Walker promised “fulfilling
careers and high-quality training” for recruits in a speech to Muslim
He told the Muslim Council of Britain in London that he wanted the armed forces to reflect “religious, cultural and ethnic diversity”.
Currently only 300 members of Britain’s armed forces are registered
“The Muslim Council of Britain has made a real and lasting contribution to the creation of a just and tolerant society,” he said.
The general’s appearance at the MCB meeting was part of the Ministry of Defence’s attempts to show they were serious about recruiting more Muslims.…
Iqbal Sacranie of the Muslim Council of Britain sounded a warning note:
“For this to be successful, however, it is imperative that the high reputation of our armed forces is zealously protected and maintained and not allowed to be tainted by any misbehaviour or illegal actions.”
Quite so, Iqbal.