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

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

British Muslims in Numbers: Briefing 8

To carry forward the findings of the MCB report ‘British Muslims in Numbers’ (2015), the MCB’s Research and Documentation Committee has published its eighth briefing. This briefing is titled, Briefing 8: ‘Nearly 3 in 4 Muslims state their only National identity as British’ – March 2016. To read this, have a look here: Previous briefings can be viewed here:

Civic Engagement & Building Partnerships – Training Programme

Venue: London Date: Saturday 2nd April 2016 The Institutional Capacity Building Initiative (ICBI) Course Overview This program covers 2 important topics – Civic Engagement and Building Relationships Civic Engagement In an increasingly challenging external environment, the essence of civic engagement is to encourage ordinary citizens to participate in the local community to not only help improve current conditions for the … Read More