Hajj pilgrims urged to be aware of MERS-CoV advice

The following is advice from Public Health England: PHE and NaTHNaC remind pilgrims to refer to the health and travel advice for Hajj and Umrah. 4th August 2017 Public Health England (PHE) and the National Travel Health Network and Centre (NaTHNaC) are reminding Hajj pilgrims to be aware of the risk of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) in the … Read More

Letter to The Times on Kemp’s Article on War Service Men/Women

3rd August 2017 Today The Times published the Muslim Council of Britain’s response to an extraordinary article by Richard Kemp who casts a dark shadow of suspicion on Muslims serving in our nation’s armed forces, even though a Northern Irish, Catholic man has been convicted of terrorism. Our original letter can be seen below: SIR – Even though a Northern … Read More

Incitement of Islamophobic Hatred Against East London Mosque

26 July 2017 The Muslim Council of Britain today spoke out against hatred against its affiliate, the East London Mosque, which was subject to hateful and untrue placards carried at the Pride march earlier in July. Amongst the slogans is a fabricated statement against the East London Mosque and, as such, makes it subjected to further violent attacks. Members belonging … Read More

Challenges and Opportunities for British Muslims – MCB Annual General Meeting 2017

14 July 2017 The MCB’s twentieth Annual General meeting, on Saturday 15th July 2017, brings together representatives from the cross-section of Muslim civil society to reflect on what has happened in a truly dramatic year. There will be first-hand observations to share by community activists directly involved in mobilising the Muslim vote in the June General Election; those involved in … Read More

Srebrenica Genocide – 22 Years on

11th July 2017         Today is Srebrenica Memorial Day, a day where we remember the horrific genocide of more than 8000 Bosniak Muslims in 1995. The systematic killing based on ethnic and religious grounds horrified us all, and we cannot even begin to imagine the pain and the suffering that families faced. The Secretary General of the … Read More

After Finsbury Park: Worrying Hate Crime Incidents in the Past few Weeks

4 July 2017 The Muslim Council of Britain today highlights the shocking spate of hate crimes against Muslims in the past few weeks. In particular, two Muslim cousins suffered an acid attack in east London, leaving their faces disfigured for life. The police are treating the attack as a hate crime. We’ve also heard of how a machete-wielding man shouted … Read More

BBC Removes Inflammatory Statement on Holocaust and Muslims

On 28 June 2017, the BBC reported on Muslim school girls being racially abused on a trip to visit Holocaust Memorials in Eastern Poland, and included an inflammatory statement where they wrote ‘the Holocaust is a sensitive topic for Muslims…’. After this was challenged, the BBC removed the inflammatory claim.

Mail Online Victim Blames Mosque Immediately After Terror Attack on Mosque

After the Finsbury Park Terror Attack, the Mail Online appeared to victim blame Finsbury Park Mosque (2 minutes away from the terror attack outside Muslim Welfare House) linking it to Abu Hamza, an ex hate cleric from 10 years ago who was banned from the Mosque. The headline was on the front page of the Mail Online website initially and … Read More