Building the Tower of London Poppy Commemoration

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Building the Tower of London Poppy Commemoration
11th November 2014

Jamal Akbar and Muddassar Ahmed are from the Ahmadiyya Muslim Youth Association and have been working to raise money for the British Poppy appeal. 

Jamal explains what was involved in laying the poppies and the reflective calm he felt as he did so. We also hear of the hundreds of thousands of Muslim soldiers who have fought for the United Kingdom. 

Muddassar explains his work collecting everywhere from London to Glasgow to raise money for the poppy appeal and the stories that he hears as he does so. Muddassar says people clearly hold the appeal “dear to their heart”, and donations are always forthcoming, more so than with other collections. 

The two also discuss the role of faith in what they do and why they don’t see wearing a poppy as a political statement. 

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