Since its inception in 1997, the Muslim Council of Britain has consistently condemned terrorism and looked for meaningful ways to challenge terrorism.
On this page you can see our past statements and our actions.
Dealing with Terrorism
Since 9/11 to this day, the Muslim Council of Britain has been consistent in saying that terrorism should be challenged together, with Muslim communities not despite them. Here are some activities the Muslim Council of Britain has undertaken.
Prime Minister is Right, We Need Difficult Conversations on Terrorism and Extremism, as Equal Citizens and an Equal Stake in the Fight
After the London Bridge attacks on 3 June, the Muslim Council of Britain held a press conference to outline what needed to be done to tackle terrorism.
On 12 November 2015, the Muslim Council of Britain kicked off a consultation to explore grassroots-led responses to terrorism and extremism.
A national conference was held in central London with Muslim leaders from around the country. Since then more forums have been held around the country and more will be organised this year. The outcome will be an action plan for Muslim communities and a series of recommendations for government and wider civil society. Here is an interim update from October 2016
Evidence to Home Affairs Select Committee
The MCB leadership gave evidence in front of the House of Commons Home Affairs Select Committee offering their views on what the government should do.
MCB Briefing on Counter Terrorism Bill
Recommendations given ahead of the Counter-Terrorism Bill
Speaking out Against Terrorism
Acting Against Terrorism
The Muslim Council of Britain is an umbrella organisation that seeks to improve and reflect British Muslim life. Terrorism, sadly, has cast a dark shadow over Muslim communities even though our issues transcend this recent phenomena.
Nevertheless, the Muslim Council of Britain has and will continue to be pro-active in supporting efforts to keep our nation safe, secure and peaceful. If anyone has any information of possible unlawful activities, they should report it to the Police. For possible terrorist activity, please call the Anti-Terrorist Hotline at 0800 789 321.
Below are some of the initiatives undertaken by MCB to keep the peace and to encourage cooperation with law enforcement authorities.
Facilitated calls for calm (e.g., after the Charlie Hebdo attacks)
Encouraged extra resources for police forces to keep us safe (see pp 22-21)
Welcomed government policy when it has made the right choices in legislation (e.g. re-think of Prevent in 2010, where community cohesion was decoupled from terrorism)