Parliamentary Select Committee Report on Counter-Extremism: Muslim Council of Britain Endorses Key Recommendations, Urges Better Consultation

22 July 2016 The Muslim Council of Britain (MCB) welcomes the report by the Joint Committee on Human Rights on the Government’s counter-extremism strategy. It highlights how “the Government has not demonstrated the need for new legislation” and that “there is a danger that any new legislation may prove counter-productive”. Furthermore, the Committee raises important concerns on the Government’s approach … Read More

AGM Panel: “UK as a Multi-Storied Nation”

A highlight at the MCB’s AGM (17 July 2016) was a panel discussion chaired by the Rt Hon Stephen Timms MP on the theme ‘Islam, Participation & Public Life‘. Among the distinguished contributors was Robin Richardson, who served on the secretariat of the Commission on Religion and Belief in British Public Life, convened by the Woolf Institute, and chaired by … Read More

Muslim Council of Britain Elects New Leadership

18th July 2016 Harun Rashid Khan elected Secretary General and Dr Omer El Hamdoon Deputy Secretary General British Muslim leaders discuss Brexit and a growing generation of youth On 17th July 2016, the Muslim Council of Britain elected its sixth Secretary General, Mr Harun Rashid Khan. It also elected as Deputy Secretary General, Dr Omer El Hamdoon. (Full bio’s below). … Read More

Independent Investigation – Interim Report

17 July 2016 Following the Secretary General’s call on 14th April 2016 for an independent inquiry to review allegations made about one of MCB’s affiliates, Aalami Majlise Tahaffuze Khatme Nubuwwat, also known as Stockwell Green Mosque, the MCB has now received an interim report provided by the independent panel. Dr Shuja Shafi issued the following statement: “I have now received … Read More

Refugee Aid and Relief Information

NATIONAL ORGANISATIONS Al Khair Foundation http://alkhair.org/help-refugees/ Al-Khair Foundation is a UK-based international NGO established in 2003 and aims to provide humanitarian support, international development and emergency relief in some of the world’s most deprived areas. Asylum Aid http://www.asylumaid.org.uk/ Asylum Aid works to secure protection for asylum seekers by providing free legal advice and representation, and campaigns for an asylum system that upholds … Read More

Nice Attacks: Muslim Council of Britain Condemns Yet Another Outrage in France

15 July 2016 The Muslim Council of Britain today expressed its outrage of the attacks in Nice that took place last night. Some 80 people including children are reported to have died. Dr Shuja Shafi, Secretary General of the Muslim Council of Britain said: “I condemn utterly the violence once again meted out on the people of France. They have … Read More

Theresa May: Muslim Council of Britain Welcomes New Prime Minister

13 July 2016 The Muslim Council of Britain today congratulated Theresa May as she becomes the second woman prime minister of our country. Dr Shuja Shafi, Secretary general of the Muslim Council of Britain said: “Our new prime minister takes on onerous responsibilities at an extremely challenging time for all of us. We look forward to Mrs May delivering the … Read More

Never Forget: Twenty-First Anniversary of the Srebrenica Massacre

11 July 2016 Today the Muslim Council of Britain joins the world in remembering the 21st anniversary of the genocide in Srebrenica. With over 8,000 Muslim men and boys murdered, this was the worst atrocity on European soil since the Second World War. Today we honour them and remember their suffering. The pain of Srebrenica is still etched in our … Read More

Abdul Sattar Edhi – Muslim Council of Britain Mourns Great Humanitarian

9 July 2016 Following the news that Abdul Sattar Edhi, the founder of the Edhi Foundation, had passed away, Dr Shuja Shafi, Secretary General of the Muslim Council of Britain paid the following tribute: “Abdul Sattar Edhi was Pakistan’s, and perhaps the modern Muslim world’s greatest legends. Here was a man who with almost nothing was determined to created Pakistan’s … Read More

MCB Endorses Damning Chilcot Report

7 July 2016 The Muslim Council of Britain today provided its initial response to Sir John Chilcot’s long awaited report on Britain’s involvement in the invasion  and occupation of Iraq (2003-2009). In the view of the MCB and many of our affiliates, Britain’s decision to go to war in 2003 was catastrophic: not only for the Iraqi and British lives … Read More