British academician of Arabian origin awarded royal order of Commander
British Queen Elizabeth II awarded the British Academician of Arabian origin Anis Sheikh Ali, who leads the World Institute for Islamic Thought in London and is the head of a group of scientists and public figures of Muslims in the United Kingdom the Order of Commander of the British Empire, told Asharq Alawsat Arabic newspaper published in London reported.
The Order was awarded for outstanding merits in strengthening and deepening of relations between religious and public organizations in Britain.
The Commander order is issued to those who participated in the development of society, regardless of religion and ethnicity. The decision to confer one of the most prestigious awards was made in Britain about 650 years ago.