British Muslims in Numbers: Briefing 11

To carry forward the findings of the MCB report ‘British Muslims in Numbers’ (2015), the MCB’s Research and Documentation Committee has published its ninth briefing. This briefing is titled, Briefing 11: ‘Offenders from Muslim backgrounds’ – December 2016. To read this, have a look here: http://www.mcb.org.uk/muslimstatistics/briefings/briefing11 Previous briefings can be viewed here: http://www.mcb.org.uk/muslimstatistics/briefings

Interfaith visits spread in run up to #VisitMyMosque day

12 January 2017               In recent weeks, mosques across the UK have been extending the hand of friendship and dialogue to their neighbours of other faiths through a range of interfaith exchanges and visits to each other’s places of worship. The events ranged from observing church services to peace walks to interfaith conferences. At … Read More

MCB Congratulates Those Named in 2017 Honours List

The Muslim Council of Britain would like to congratulate all those extraordinary  individuals recognised in the 2017 New Year’s Honours List. The honours system recognises people who have committed themselves to serving and helping Britain, and who have made achievements in public life. The 2017 New Year’s Honours Muslim award winners include: Knighthoods Mohammed Muktar Jama FARAH, CBE For services … Read More

HRH Prince Charles’s Comments on Minorities

22 December 2016 The Muslim Council of Britain welcomed HRH Prince Charles’s comments today in which he warned against rising intolerance against minorities of all faiths. Harun Khan, Secretary General of the Muslim Council of Britain said: “I commend the Prince of Wales for his thoughtful intervention in what has been a shrill and divisive year. Whether we are followers … Read More

Forest Hill Attack: Muslim Council of Britain Calls for Calm and Proper Investigation

12 December 2016 The Muslim Council of Britain is tonight monitoring the situation in Forest Hill following reports of a stabbing in the vicinity of Forest Hill Overground station, south London. The perpetrator is alleged to have been targeting Muslims. Harun Khan, Secretary General of the Muslim Council of Britain said: “There is understandably a great deal of anxiety of … Read More

Mail on Sunday Retracts Bogus Headline After Complaint

Yesterday, (11 December 2016), the Mail on Sunday retracted its bogus and sensationalist headline about “Isolated British Muslims” after a complaint by the Muslim Council of Britain’s Assistant Secretary General, Miqdaad Versi. The headline initially claimed that “Isolated British Muslims are so cut off from the rest of society that they see the UK as 75 per cent Islamic, shock … Read More

Secretary General’s Speech at UK Security Expo

On Thursday 1st December 2016, the Secretary General of the Muslim Council of Britain, Harun Khan, addressed an audience of Government, Transport, Intelligence, Defence, Law Enforcement, Emergency Services, CNI, the Private Sector and Cyber Security at the UK Security Expo in London Olympia. He was asked to speak on ‘Fostering Community Cohesion and Countering Terrorism’, which included talking about the … Read More

BBC2 Documentary ‘Muslims Like Us’

4 December 2016 The BBC will be airing a programme entitled ‘Muslims Like Us’ on Monday 12th and Tuesday 13th December. We look forward to the airing of the programme, Muslims Like Us. It will be an opportunity for the rest of the nation to have an inside view of the broad diversity of Muslims living in the UK and that … Read More

Faith Leaders unite in passionate call for UK Government to get aid into East Aleppo

London, 28 November 2016 A broad group of 15 UK faith leaders have come together to urge the UK government to take immediate action to deliver aid to civilians in besieged Aleppo. The plea—from Muslim, Christian, Jewish, Hindu, Buddhist and Sikh faith leaders—comes as humanitarian organisations warn that supplies of food and medicine are running out in East Aleppo. The … Read More

Amazon Advert – A Touching Story of a Vicar and Imam

The Muslim Council of Britain was pleased to advise Amazon on their TV advert entitled ‘Different but the same’ which was first aired on 16th November 2016. The advert  told a touching story of friendship between a Vicar and an Imam, and the spirit of giving. The advert was well-received by the public and projected a much-needed message of building … Read More