British Muslims in Numbers: Briefing 7

British Muslims in Numbers: Briefings To carry forward the findings of the MCB report ‘British Muslims in Numbers’ (2015), the MCB’s Research and Documentation Committee has published its seventh briefing today. This briefing is titled, Briefing 7: ‘Half of British Muslims face poverty or deprivation’ – January 2016. To read this, have a look here: http://www.mcb.org.uk/muslimstatistics/briefings/briefing7/ Previous briefings can be … Read More

We Must Deepen Intra-Faith Unity in Britain

4 January 2016 – The Muslim Council of Britain today issued a call for greater intra-faith unity, particularly after a weekend of tensions in the Middle East, following the execution of Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr, a Shia scholar, and 46 other individuals in the Kingdom.  “We are deeply concerned that this latest issue will serve to deepen sectarian tensions, particularly here … Read More

MCB Congratulates Those Named in 2016 Honours List

The Muslim Council of Britain would like to congratulate all those extraordinary  individuals recognised in the 2016 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 2016 New Year’s Honours Muslim award winners include: Commander of the Order of the British Empire … Read More

Visit My Mosque 2016

#VisitMyMosque day is a national initiative facilitated by The Muslim Council of Britain, where British mosques open their doors to the general public, share tea and cakes alongside an insight into the day-to-day goings on of a busy Muslim centre of worship. Many mosques have open door policies, with many regularly holding open days throughout the year to invite the local … Read More

Are Muslims ‘Silent on Terror’? The Muslim Council of Britain Responds to The Times

28 December 2015 – The Times has published a shortened version of a letter sent by the Muslim Council of Britain. The letter responded to the newspaper’s incendiary frontage headline which stated that Muslims were ‘Silent on Terror’. The Times made this claim because of reports of low referrals by Muslim communities to the government’s controversial Prevent programme, and a resolve … Read More

MCB Submission on the Investigatory Powers Bill

21 December 2015 The Muslim Council of Britain has today submitted a response to the Government’s public consultation of the Investigatory Powers Bill. The draft Investigatory Powers Bill will govern the use and oversight of investigatory powers by law enforcement and the security and intelligence agencies. Included in the response are concerns raised by MCB’s affiliates, as well as two recommendations … Read More

The ‘Brotherhood Review’: MCB Letter in The Times

19 December 2015 Today The Times have published a letter from the Muslim Council of Britain. The report follows a government review which makes unsubstantiated and unfounded assertions about the MCB.   Muslim Civic Pride Sir, It is a mystery to us and to our 500 affiliates that the Muslim Council of Britain has “secret links to the Muslim Brotherhood” … Read More

Feedback received on Government’s proposal for Out-of-school education settings

As outlined in its 2011 Prevent strategy, the government has been attempting to reduce the risk that children and young people are exposed to extremist views (see also 2015 Counter Terrorism and Security Act / 2015 Counter Extremism Strategy). The latest part of this work, is a proposal for a new system to oversee out-of-school settings providing intensive education to … Read More

International Muslim Scholars and Civil Society Leaders Meet in London to Discuss Terrorism and Identity

Scholars and civic leaders from Muslim communities in Russia, the United Kingdom and around the world met in London between 14-16 December 2015 at the Eleventh International Muslim Forum on ‘Religion, identity and politics, and the transformation of values.’ Led by the Mufti of Russia, the conference was held in conjunction with the Religious Board of Muslims of the Russian … Read More

Attempted Arson Attack at Finsbury Park Mosque

On the evening of Friday 27th November 2015, shortly after Isha prayers, there was an attempted arson attack on Finsbury Park Mosque, an affiliate of the MCB. Thankfully, the fire burnt out and did not harm anyone or cause damage to the mosque. Dr Shuja Shafi, Secretary General of the MCB said, “If the fire had managed to spread, it … Read More