Muslims are hardly flavour of the month - indeed, hardly flavour of the century. The "martial races" of India are well-known - Gurkha, Sikh, Rajput being some of the more glamorous. I had an uncle who served in the Regular army (RHA) in India pre-war. He always said that the Punjabi Musalman was the best soldier in the Indian Army by far. He died in the late seventies. Shortly afterwards I went to work in Pakistan and met a British Army Brigadier who had served during WW2 and prior to partition with the Punjab Regiment. He said exactly the same thing i.e. the Punjabi Musalman was the best soldier of the Raj and was the "backbone of the Indian Army". It would be nice in these times of anti Muslim rhetoric if the bravery and loyalty of the Muslim Punjabi could be widely recognised.