Book Review of Dr Al-Azami’s ‘Religion in the Media’

Dr Al-Azami’s book Religion in the Media: A Linguistic Analysis, offers a timely and insightful view of the portrayal of Judaism, Christianity and Islam in the media, bringing in audience participation through its use of critical discourse analysis.  Dr Al-Azami’s passion and intrigue with the topic under examination was clear, with his search for knowledge covering both print and television … Read More

Casey Integration Review: Muslim Council of Britain’s Initial Response

5 December 2016 Today the long awaited review on integration by Dame Louise Casey has been published. Though the review has already been championed by those who pursue a divisive agenda and a hostile attitude towards Muslims, the Muslim Council of Britain will carefully consider the details of Dame Louise’s findings and offer a substantive response. In the meantime, Harun … Read More

BBC2 Documentary ‘Muslims Like Us’

The BBC will be airing a programme entitled ‘Muslims Like Us’ on Monday 12th and Tuesday 13th December. We look forward to the airing of the programme, Muslims Like Us. It will be an opportunity for the rest of the nation to have an inside view of the broad diversity of Muslims living in the UK and that we are all … Read More

New poll finds Muslims are more politically engaged and share national concerns

01 December 2016 The Policy Exchange has published a new report where it once again has sought to de-legitimise the Muslim Council of Britain. The report utilises a poll commissioned from ICM, but we are struck by the lengths the report has taken to misrepresent what are otherwise promising results. Poll findings The Muslim Council of Britain consistently looks for  … Read More

Faith Leaders unite in passionate call for UK Government to get aid into East Aleppo

London, 28 November 2016 A broad group of 15 UK faith leaders have come together to urge the UK government to take immediate action to deliver aid to civilians in besieged Aleppo. The plea—from Muslim, Christian, Jewish, Hindu, Buddhist and Sikh faith leaders—comes as humanitarian organisations warn that supplies of food and medicine are running out in East Aleppo. The … Read More

Sentencing of Far Right Terrorist Thomas Mair

24 November 2016 Thomas Mair has been sentenced for life for the murder of Labour MP Jo Cox. Jo was a passionate campaigner and activist, who worked tirelessly and spoke up for the disadvantaged. Harun Khan, Secretary General of the MCB said, “Jo was a cherished member of our society. Our thoughts and prayers are with Jo Cox’s’ family, her … Read More

Ustadh Saleem Kayani

21 November 2016 The MCB is saddened to learn of the demise of the distinguished Qur’anic scholar Muhammad Saleem Kayani. Inna lillahi wa inna ilayhi raji’iun.       Ustadh Saleem passed away on 19th November, at his home in North London, aged 82. He had devoted his life to Islamic causes, first in Pakistan, and from 1970, in Britain, … Read More

Amazon Advert – A Touching Story of a Vicar and Imam

The Muslim Council of Britain was pleased to advise Amazon on their TV advert entitled ‘Different but the same’ which was first aired on 16th November 2016. The advert  told a touching story of friendship between a Vicar and an Imam, and the spirit of giving. The advert was well-received by the public and projected a much-needed message of building … Read More

Concerns Raised About Election of New US President

9 November 2016 Following the election of Mr Donald Trump as the 45th president of the United States, Harun Khan, Secretary General of the Muslim Council of Britain issued the following statement: “The people of the United States have clearly spoken and I congratulate Mr Trump”. “There is however, a justifiable concern about his election. It is hugely worrying that … Read More

Joint Open Letter Criticises Latest Daily Mail Scapegoating of Foreigners

4 November 2016 Today a cross section of over 50 faith leaders, civil society leaders and leading figures have signed a joint letter to Paul Dacre, editor of the Daily Mail speaking out against the paper’s divisive headline earlier this week which read ‘”Madness: As a Polish lorry driver is jailed for killing a family while on his mobile, we … Read More