Muslim Against Terrorism

`…if anyone saves a life it should be regarded as though he had saved the lives of all mankind.’

Quran 5:32
FACT: There are over 1.5 billion Muslims around the world. The vast majority of Muslims condemn terrorism. Wholeheartedly. Unequivocally.

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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.

Extremism and Terrorism: How Should British Muslims Respond?

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

We Muslims can’t combat the poison of terrorism alone

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
ecommendations given ahead of the Counter-Terrorism Bill

Home Office Parliamentary Committee Report on Radicalisation: Muslim Council of Britain Welcomes Findings

Speaking out Against Terrorism

Over 130 Imams & Religious Leaders from diverse backgrounds refuse to perform the funeral prayer for London attackers in an unprecedented move

London Bridge Attack: Muslim Council of Britain Response

Manchester Attack: Muslim Council of Britain Statement

Muslim Council of Britain Takes Out National Newspaper Advert to Highlight Muslim Condemnation of Terrorism Everywhere

Vigil in Solidarity with the People of Paris

Horrific Attacks in Paris: Muslim Council of Britain Responds

British Muslims Remember Victims of 7/7

Friday Sermon to Remember Victims of Terrorism

‘MCB Condemns Day of Violence’

Terrorists Can Not Divide Us: Muslim Council of Britain Organises Inter-Faith Solidarity Meeting After Paris Attacks

Muslim Council of Britain Express Solidarity With Jewish Community After Paris Kosher Supermarket Deaths

Paris Murders are a Greater Insult to Islam: Muslim Council of Britain Statement on Charlie Hebdo Massacre

Alan Henning’s Murder a Despicable Act, Offensive to Muslims

British Muslims Hope for Peace in Iraq and Syria

British Muslims Condemn Murder of Fellow Briton David Haines

Muslim Council of Britain Condemns Yet Another Murder in Iraq

Not in our Name: British Muslims Condemn the Barbarity of ISIS

Muslim Council of Britain on the Woolwich Verdict

Lapshyn Murder: Anti-Muslim Terrorism and the Extremism that Feeds it

Terrorist attacks in Kenya, Pakistan and Iraq: Muslim Council of Britain Decries a Weekend of Carnage

#Woolwich Murder: Press Conference – Not in Our Name

Muslims Condemn Attack on Soldier in Woolwich

Stockholm Bombing Condemned by Muslim Community

Attempted Airline Bombing Condemned by Muslim Community

Statement from the Muslim Council of Britain on Recent Terrorism in Scotland

MCB Condemns Terrorist Attacks in Mumbai, Extends Condolences to Victims’ Families

Remembering the first anniversary of the London bombings

MCB Condemns Bombing of Holy Shrine in Iraq

MCB Issues Community Guidelines to Imams and British Muslim Organisations

Partnership Needed to Defeat Terror Threat Facing Us All

MCB Condemns Bombings in Istanbul

MCB condemns killing of Christians in Pakistan

MCB expresses total condemnation of terrorist attacks in US

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.