On 20th December 2016, Malia Bouattia, NUS President, was vindicated after the Daily Mail was forced to apologise in a huge correction for 4 seperate errors where they slurred the NUS President. The MCB complained to the daily Mail, and the corrections following the complaint can be seen below.
On 19th November 2016, the Sun was forced to retract its bogus claim that fasting in Ramadan was the reason for a train crash after the Assistant Secretary General of the MCB, Miqdaad Versi, complained to Ipso. The ruling can be found here.
On 4 December 2016, the Sunday Times and Mail Online on Sunday published a bogus and sensationalist headline about ‘Isolated British Muslims and their perception of UK’. After this was challenged by the Muslim Council of Britain’s Assistant Secretary General, Miqdaad Versi, both papers corrected their headlines and articles. The Sunday Times published a correction in Print on 1st January … Read More
On 11th December 2016, the Sun on Sunday mixed up two black people in an article where they wrote about an ‘Isis supporting’ acolyte of Anjem Choudry, Abdul Haqq Small and included a picture of Dr Abdul Haqq Baker, a respected counter radicalisation activist, speaker and author. After a complaint by the MCB, the Sun published an apology about the … Read More
12 January 2017 In recent weeks, mosques across the UK have been extending the hand of friendship and dialogue to their neighbours of other faiths through a range of interfaith exchanges and visits to each other’s places of worship. The events ranged from observing church services to peace walks to interfaith conferences. At … Read More
5 January 2017 The Muslim Council of Britain finds much to commend in the “Interim Report into Integration of Immigrants” published by the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Social Integration. Whilst continuing to review the report in greater detail, we note how the report calls for a well-funded and comprehensive two-way integration strategy appropriately catering for the needs and concerns of local communities. … Read More
The Muslim Council of Britain would like to congratulate all those extraordinary individuals recognised in the 2017 New Year’s Honours List. The honours system recognises people who have committed themselves to serving and helping Britain, and who have made achievements in public life. The 2017 New Year’s Honours Muslim award winners include: Knighthoods Mohammed Muktar Jama FARAH, CBE For services … Read More
22 December 2016 The Muslim Council of Britain welcomed HRH Prince Charles’s comments today in which he warned against rising intolerance against minorities of all faiths. Harun Khan, Secretary General of the Muslim Council of Britain said: “I commend the Prince of Wales for his thoughtful intervention in what has been a shrill and divisive year. Whether we are followers … Read More
19 December 2016 The Muslim Council of Britain has today written to major British leaders to stand in solidarity with Muslim communities following a week where there have been a number of public attacks targeting Muslims. Writing to the leaders of all national political parties, the letter highlights three incidents from last week: In London, a knife-wielding man shouted “I want … Read More
On Tuesday 13th December 2016, Assistant Secretary General of the MCB, Miqdaad Versi, gave evidence to the Home Affairs Select Committee’s enquiry into Hate Crime and its Violent Consequences. Watch here also: http://www.parliamentlive.tv/Event/Index/19d87444-cf59-4cfe-aab8-b2deb0571f92 Read the MCB’s written submission to the HASC enquiry: http://data.parliament.uk/writtenevidence/committeeevidence.svc/evidencedocument/home-affairs-committee/hate-crime-and-its-violent-consequences/written/40384.html