Muslims Congratulate Queen on her 90th Birthday

21 April 2016 Today, the Secretary General of the Muslim Council of Britain, congratulated Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II on her 90th birthday. ‘I wish Her Majesty a very happy 90th birthday. In her long life, the Queen has witnessed and overseen dramatic, and I am sure positive, change in this country of ours. Today, despite all of our challenges, Her Majesty’s United … Read More

Channel 4 and Mr Phillips Won’t Tell You “What British Muslims Really Think” – Reaction from the Muslim Council of Britain

14 April 2016 The Muslim Council of Britain today issued the following reaction to the build-up to and broadcast of the programme “What British Muslims Really Think?” aired on Channel 4 on 13 April 2016. The programme claimed to present ‘the most detailed and comprehensive survey of British Muslim opinion yet’, based on polling conducted by ICM. Responding to the … Read More

ICM Poll on Muslims: Letter to the Guardian

The following letter was written by Miqdaad Versi, Assistant Secretary General of the Muslim Council of Britain, author of an article in the Guardian “What do Muslims really think? This skewed poll certainly won’t tell us” (link here). The Director of ICM, Martin Boon, subsequently wrote to The Guardian to challenge the critiques raised of the polling done by Channel … Read More

Independent Inquiry on Aalami Majlise Tahaffuze Khatme Nubuwwat, also known as Stockwell Green Mosque

14 April 2016 The Muslim Council of Britain’s Secretary General today is ordering the temporary suspension of its affiliate, Aalami Majlise Tahaffuze Khatme Nubuwwat, also known as Stockwell Green Mosque, because of the seriousness and the gravity of the allegations made about the organisation. An Independent Investigation Panel is being set up to review the allegations, make findings of facts … Read More

Position Statement: The Muslim Council of Britain and Ahmadis

6 April 2016 The Muslim Council of Britain has received requests as to where it stands with regard to the Ahmadiyya community. The MCB fully subscribes to pluralism and peaceful coexistence and acknowledges the rights of all to believe as they choose without coercion, fear and intimidation. We affirm the right of Ahmadis to their freedom of belief and reject … Read More

Muslims in London urged to register to vote in crucial Mayor of London election

6 April 2016 In May 2016 Londoners will decide who to elect as their next Mayor.  The Muslim Council of Britain encourages Muslims in London to participate in this important election by registering to vote by the 18th April. The Mayor of London has a crucial role that affects the lives of all Londoners and controls key policies including housing, transport, education … Read More

Murder in Glasgow: Muslim Council of Britain Condemns Religiously Aggravated Attack

26 March 2016 The Muslim Council of Britain today condemned the murder of Glasgow resident Asad Shah,  killed yesterday in Scotland. Dr Shuja Shafi, Secretary General of the Muslim Council of Britain said: “I condemn the murder of Asad Shah that took place in Glasgow. I understand the perpetrator of this religiously aggrevated crime has been arrested and charged. There … Read More

Muslim Council of Britain Welcomes Sentencing of Radovan Karadzic

The Muslim Council of Britain welcomes the sentencing of Radovan Karadzic, the Bosnian Serb leader found guilty of genocide and war crimes during the 1992-95 war. His most notorious crime was responsibility for the Bosnian Serb forces who massacred more than 8,000 Bosnian Muslim men and boys in Srebrenica. Dr Shuja Shafi, Secretary General of the Muslim Council of Britain … Read More