Gutsy British WWII Hero was a Woman, and a Muslim Princess

Gutsy British WWII Hero was a Woman, and a Muslim Princess

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In a time of anti-Islamic sentiment in Britain, especially since Parliament voted for military action in Iraq on September 26, it is important to remember our history.

“In the last century alone, hundreds of thousands of Muslims volunteered to fight for Britain — in notably large numbers during World Wars I and II — with many sacrificing their lives.”

Historian Dr Dominic Selwood wrote in the Telegraph, “This year marks the 70th anniversary of the death of one British war hero — who happened to be a woman and a Muslim.”

He thinks this is a good time to tell the story of Noor Inayat Khan, an Indian princess — a direct descendant of Tipu Sultan and a non-violent Sufi — who became one of the Special Operations Executive’s bravest agents to be deployed behind enemy lines.

(READ the fascinating story from the Telegraph)



  1. Anyone interested in Noor Inayat Khan would probably enjoy the amazing book, “Between Silk and Cyanide: A Codemaker’s War” by Leo Marks. Marks writes so personally and admiringly about Khan, Violet Szabo, Forrest Yeo-Thomas, and many others.