Sacks and Iqbal Knighted, Leaders of Jewish and Muslim Communities

June 10, 2005

Source: BBC News

On June 10, 2005 BBC News reported, "Two leaders of the UK's Jewish and Muslim communities have been knighted in the Queen's Birthday Honours. Dr Jonathan Sacks, the Chief Rabbi, and Iqbal Sacranie, head of the Muslim Council of Britain, welcomed the recognition on behalf of their faiths. Both men have been at the forefront of promoting their respective communities. Dr Sacks has been chief rabbi since 1991 while Mr Sacranie has led the Muslim umbrella group in the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks. The Chief Rabbi is being knighted for his services to the community and to interfaith relations. Mr Sacranie, made an OBE in 1999, receives a knighthood for his services to the community, charity and community relations."