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Mohammad Sarwar – First Muslim MP

1997 On 1 May 1997 Mohammad Sarwar was elected as Member of Parliament for Glasgow Govan in the 1997 general election, becoming Britain’s first Muslim MP. 2001 He was re-elected …

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Suez Canal

1869 Suez Canal opens (101 miles long). It prompts a new wave of Muslim immigrants into Britain, sailors from Yemen and Somalia. Communities in Cardiff, Liverpool, Southshields, Glasgow and London …

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