Horrific Attack on Pregnant Muslim Woman Resulting in Loss of Baby

14 September 2016 The Muslim Council of Britain is disturbed to hear of the horrific attack on a pregnant woman which resulted in the loss of her baby. The 34-year-old woman, who has been described as of Middle Eastern appearance and wearing a headscarf, was shopping in a branch of the Co-op in Bletchley, Buckinghamshire, when she was approached by … Read More

British Muslims Join Global Hajj Pilgrimage, Celebrate Eid on Monday

            9 September 2016 Thousands of Britons have joined millions of Muslims as they mark the annual pilgrimage of the Hajj at the holy city of Makkah this weekend. The pilgrimage, a religious obligation on all practising Muslims at least once in their life, concludes with the festival of Eid al-Adha which Muslims all over … Read More

MCB E-Newsletters

  Issue 24: August 2016 – Op-ed on young people, New leadership team, Tackling Radicalisation Issue 23: July 2016 – Meet the New Head of MCB, Solidarity with Refugees, Condemning Terrorist Attacks, Tackling Hate Crime, Chilcot Report Issue 22: June 2016 – Over 100 Incidents of Hate Crime Post Referendum, Istanbul Attack, Meeting with IPSO, Debate on Prevent Issue 21: … Read More

Home Office Parliamentary Committee Report on Radicalisation: Muslim Council of Britain Welcomes Findings

25th August 2016 The Muslim Council of Britain today welcomed the overall findings of the House of Commons Home Affairs Committee report on radicalisation. The MCB supports calls for a review of the Prevent strand of the Counter-Terrorism strategy, and the Committee’s call for full and wide engagement with all sections of the Muslim community, including at grassroots level—and not … Read More

Daily Telegraph: Young Muslims in Britain need to know they can belong and shine

On 18 August 2016, the Daily Telegraph published a column written by the Muslim Council of Britain’s newly-elected Secretary General, Harun Khan. An edited extract is reproduced below. Young Muslims in Britain need to know they can belong and shine Harun Khan –Secretary General of the Muslim Council of Britain In the past few years a handful of young British people have … Read More

Muslim Council of Britain welcomes report on Employment Opportunities for Muslims in the UK

11th August 2016 Research for over a decade has highlighted the ‘Muslim penalty’ facing men and women with respect to economic activity and unemployment. This report, based on wide communities’ consultation by the Women and Equalities Committee, pushes this important issue up the political agenda. The Committee Chair, Ms Maria Miller MP, noted that “the evidence showing that it was … Read More

MCB Hosts Turkish Parliamentary Delegation

4 August 2016 On 2nd August 2016 the Muslim Council of Britain hosted a delegation of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the Turkish Parliament at its office in London. The delegation from Ankara consisted of five MPs; Mr Talip Küçükcan (MP for Adana, AKP), Mr Azmi Ekinci (MP for Istanbul, AKP), Mr Osman Aşkın Bak (MP for Rize, AKP), Mr Mevlüt … Read More

Normandy Church Attack

26 July 2016 The Muslim Council of Britain is shocked and horrified to learn about the attack today at a church in Normandy, France where a priest has been brutally murdered and others seriously injured. The Secretary General of the MCB, Harun Khan said, “I condemn this barbaric attack on an elderly compatriot of faith.  It is utterly reprehensible, and there is … Read More