Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Queen appoints Muslim convert as High Sheriff


Eton College graduate and 8th Earl of Yarborough, Charles John Pelham, otherwise known as Abd al-Mateen, is set to become the first Muslim High Sheriff of Lincolnshire.
Charles John Pelham, 50, inherited a £68 million estate from his father, the 7th Earl of Yarborough, in 1991. He is also a master of the Brocklesby Hunt, and President of Brocklesby Park Cricket Club.
He took on the name Abd al-Mateen after he converted to Islam.