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

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

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

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

Eid Mubarak from the Muslim Council of Britain

Eid message from the Secretary General of the MCB, Dr Shuja Shafi: On behalf of our affiliates, volunteers and staff at the Muslim Council of Britain, I would like to wish you all a joyous and blessed day of Eid. Eid is a joyous and unique thanksgiving festival which Muslims celebrate all over the world. Times like Eid are special … Read More

Iraq Bombing – Muslim Council Condemns Terrorist Blast

04 July 2016 The Muslim Council of Britain today issued a statement following the despicable terrorist attack that took place in a busy shopping district in Baghdad on Saturday, 2 July. Despite Baghdad having faced a number of terror attacks, this has been the deadliest single incident for years, killing at least 200 people. One British citizen is believed to have … Read More

Note of Thanks to Andy Burnham Calling for the Discarding of Prevent

In a speech to the Chamber of Commerce in Manchester in early June, Andy Burnham called for a cross-party review of the Prevent strategy and said his personal view was that the policy should be discarded saying, “I do feel that the brand is so toxic now that I think it’s got to go”. On 23 June 2016, the Muslim … Read More

Istanbul Attack: Muslim Council of Britain Condemns Terror Outrage

29 June 2016 The Muslim Council of Britain today spoke out against the terrorist attack that took place at Istanbul’s airport yesterday, 28 June. Some 38 people have lost their lives. Dr Shuja Shafi, Secretary General of the MCB said: “I condemn the terrorist attack that has taken place in Istanbul yesterday. We understand from the Turkish authorities that this … Read More