Concern Raised Over Post-Referendum Division and Hate Crimes

27 June 2016 The Muslim Council of Britain today called on political and civic leaders to urgently come together and deal with the division that has come about as a result of the European Referendum and the campaign preceding it. In the past few days, we have witnessed shocking manifestations of hate speech not only online but also on our … Read More

Hate Incidents After European Referendum Results: A Compilation

The Muslim Council of Britain has compiled over 100 hate incidents that has taken place since the results of the European Referendum were announced on Friday 24 June 2016. The screen shots below are reports of actual incidents or hate  on social media. The MCB will be monitoring the situation carefully and will be adding to this page. Sources: http://thisiswhatyouhavedone.uk/ … Read More

European Union Referendum Result: Time to Heal Divisions

24 June 2016 As the results of the European Union Referendum are now known and Muslims have voted on both sides of the debate, Dr Shuja Shafi, Secretary General of the Muslim Council of Britain has issued the following statement: “Clearly this Referendum has shown that there is disenchantment not only with the European Union but also with the way politics is … Read More

EU Referendum: Make Sure You Vote This Thursday

20 June 2016 This Thursday, 23 June, we will be voting to decide whether we stay in or out of the European Union. In the next few days, the Muslim Council of Britain urges Muslims to vote and encourage each other to vote. This is a crucial decision we all must make, and it is vitally important that British Muslims … Read More

British Muslims Mourn Jo Cox MP

Following the murder of Jo Cox MP, who was attacked outside her constituency office, the Secretary General of the Muslim Council of Britain Dr Shuja Shafi said: “I am shocked by the attack on Jo Cox and saddened to hear of her death. Jo was known for her tireless campaigning for human rights and for the disadvantaged. Her campaigning meant that … Read More

Announcement of MCB Election Candidates

Every two years the MCB appoints its office-bearers: a Secretary General (SG), a Deputy Secretary General (DSG), a Treasurer, three Assistant Secretary Generals (ASGs) and a Deputy Treasurer.  The SG and DSG for the 2016-2018 term will be directly elected by affiliates’ delegates on Sunday 17th July at the MCB’s 19th Annual General Meeting in East London, insha Allah.  Elections … Read More

Remembering Muhammad Ali – an Outstanding Ambassador for Islam

4 June 2016 The Muslim Council of Britain today adds its tribute to Muhammad Ali, who passed away last night. He was the greatest boxer of all time, and as a Muslim, a role model to us all. Leading the tributes on behalf of MCB, Secretary General Dr Shuja Shafi said: “Muhammad Ali was not just a great boxer but … Read More

British Muslims in Numbers: Briefing 9

To carry forward the findings of the MCB report ‘British Muslims in Numbers’ (2015), the MCB’s Research and Documentation Committee has published its ninth briefing. This briefing is titled, Briefing 9: ‘Muslims are Highly Ethnically Diverse and Not One Ethnic ‘Block’ – May 2016. To read this, have a look here: http://www.mcb.org.uk/muslimstatistics/briefings/briefing9/ Previous briefings can be viewed here: http://www.mcb.org.uk/muslimstatistics/briefings

Tackling Climate Change – Celebrating British Muslims Roles Towards the Environment

‘Together For an Eco-Friendly World’ The Muslim Council of Britain celebrated its seventh annual Muslim Leadership Dinner, welcoming over three-hundred guests, with leading figures such as foreign ambassadors from the Saudi, Kuwaiti, Turkish Embassies, as well as, politicians, journalists, community leaders and students in attendance. The dinner this year, on 23rd May 2016, focused on our duty towards the environment … Read More