We Muslims can’t combat the poison of terrorism alone

(Published in The Telegraph: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/05/23/muslims-cant-combat-poison-terrorism-alone/) By Harun Khan, Secretary-General of the Muslim Council of Britain The attack on the Manchester Arena last night was callous, horrific and barbarous. That the perpetrator or perpetrators targeted an event attended by children and young people only underscores the savagery of this incident. As a parent I look on with horror, and shudder at the thought of those … Read More

Collation of Responses to Manchester Attack

Muslim Council of Britain: Following the attack on Manchester Arena last night, Harun Khan, Secretary General of the Muslim Council of Britain, issued the following statement: “My thoughts and prayers are with the victims and their families. I understand teenagers and children have been caught up in what the police has confirmed to be a terrorist attack. This is horrific, … Read More

Manchester Attack: Muslim Council of Britain Statement

23 May 2017 Following the attack on Manchester Arena last night, Harun Khan, Secretary General of the Muslim Council of Britain, issued the following statement: “My thoughts and prayers are with the victims and their families. I understand teenagers and children have been caught up in what the police has confirmed to be a terrorist attack. This is horrific, this … Read More

British Muslims in Numbers: Briefing 13 Published

To carry forward the findings of the MCB report ‘British Muslims in Numbers’ (2015), the MCB’s Research and Documentation Committee has published its thirteenth briefing. This briefing is titled, Briefing 13: ‘Nearly half of Muslims in Britain are born in the UK.’ – May 2017.  To view this briefing, have a look here: British Muslims in Numbers: Briefing 13 – … Read More

Muslim Communities Call for Fairness not Favours as Party Manifestos are Published

17 May 2017 The Muslim Council of Britain today launched a list of 8 key issues affecting Muslim communities, together with its election document “Fairness not Favours” and a draft Friday sermon to support Imams who wish to encourage their congregations to get involved in the political process. Harun Khan, Secretary General of the Muslim Council of Britain, called on … Read More

National Council Resolutions – 13 May 2017

The Muslim Council of Britain held its National Council meeting on 13 May 2017 The National Council is the highest decision making meeting body of the MCB. The Council issued the following resolutions: The National Council re-affirmed its commitment to active participation in the UK political process. The Council re-adopted the MCB’s 2015 ‘Fairness not Favours’ election document as a … Read More

Express Corrects Article Claiming Brit Official ‘Angry’ at Muslim Nations

In an article published on 18 November 2016, the Express published an article falsely claiming that a British Official was ‘angry’ at Muslim nations for not clamping down on extremism. After this was perpetually challenged by MCB’s Assistant Secretary General, Miqdaad Versi, the Express finally corrected its article and issued an apology on 12 January 2017. IPSO also ruled that … Read More

Celebrating Strength in Working Together, Cherishing Diversity and Unity

            26 April 2017 The Muslim Council of Britain celebrated the strength in uniting for the common good, with civil society leaders, interfaith, politics, business and the community at its eighth Muslim Leadership Dinner yesterday, at the Millenium Hotel in Mayfair. The evening celebrated the work of the late MP Jo Cox who was brutally … Read More

Message of Condolence – The Passing Away of Muhammad Sajid Baig

11 April 2017 It is with great sadness we inform you that our beloved brother and National Council member, Muhammad Sajid Baig, sadly passed away on the evening of 08 April 2017 following a sudden heart attack whilst attending Maghrib prayer at his local mosque in Burnley.  An IT professional, aged only 43 years old, he was an active council member, … Read More