150+ Mosques to Open Doors on Visit My Mosque Day 2017

30 January 2017 Muslims around the country to invite neighbours and visit and explore this Great British institution Thousands of Britons are expected to visit the over 150 mosques participating in the third annual ‘Visit My Mosque’ Day on 5 February 2017.Mosques across the UK will be sharing tea and biscuits, alongside an insight into the day-to-day goings on of … Read More

Trump’s Muslim Ban: Time for our Government to Stand Up For British Values

29 January 2017 The Muslim Council of Britain condemns the Executive Order by US President Trump to initiate a ban on people from a select few Muslim majority countries. It calls on our British government to speak out much more forcefully and stand up for the British values it supposedly seeks from others. For all intents and purposes this is … Read More

Visit My Mosque Day is Back!

#VisitMyMosque Day will be taking place 5 February 2017 and will see over 150 mosques across the UK holding open days and welcoming in their neighbours, of all faiths and none.  New Website A new website has been launched containing full details of the initiative, and allowing members of the public to also search for their nearest participating mosque. Visit … Read More

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

The Sun Corrects and LadBible Retracts Article on Supermarket Horror in Spain

On 11th January 2017, The Sun published an article falsely claiming a terror attack by a gunman shouting Allahu Akbar in a Spanish Supermarket, with the headline, ‘SUPERMARKET TERROR Gunman ‘screaming Allahu Akbar’ opens fire in Spanish supermarket while ‘carrying bag filled with petrol and gunpowder’’. In actual fact, the robbery was by a man called Stefan, reported to be … Read More

Daily Mail Corrects Slur Against NUS President

On 20th December 2016, Malia Bouattia, NUS President, was vindicated after the Daily Mail was forced to apologise in a huge correction for 4 seperate errors where they slurred the NUS President. The MCB complained to the daily Mail, and the corrections following the complaint can be seen below.

Sun Forced to Retract Bogus Claim about Train Crash

On 19th November 2016, the Sun was forced to retract its bogus claim that fasting in Ramadan was the reason for a train crash after the Assistant Secretary General of the MCB, Miqdaad Versi, complained to Ipso. The ruling can be found here.

The Sunday Times and Mail On Sunday Retract Bogus Headline After Complaint

On 4 December 2016, the Sunday Times and Mail on Sunday published a bogus and sensationalist headline about ‘Isolated British Muslims and their perception of UK’. After this was challenged by the Muslim Council of Britain’s Assistant Secretary General, Miqdaad Versi, both papers corrected their headlines and articles. The Sunday Times published a correction in Print on 1st January 2017. … Read More

Sun on Sunday Mixes Up Two Black People

On 11th December 2016, the Sun on Sunday mixed up two black people in an article where they wrote about an ‘Isis supporting’ acolyte of Anjem Choudry, Abdul Haqq Small and included a picture of Dr Abdul Haqq Baker, a respected counter radicalisation activist, speaker and author. After a complaint by the MCB, the Sun published an apology about the … Read More

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