Muslim SAS soldier sues over ‘bullying’

A Muslim soldier attached to the SAS is suing the Ministry of Defence over claims he was bullied and suffered racial discrimination while on service in Afghanistan.

The British-born soldier of Pakistani origin, who cannot be named for legal reasons and is known only as AB, said he was physically attacked and verbally abused by other soldiers in his unit. He said he was victimised over two months during a top-secret tour in Afghanistan in 2007. A complaint lodged at an employment tribunal said the alleged discrimination was racist, and continued when he returned to the UK.

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