Westminster Attack

22 March 2017 We are shocked and saddened by the incident at Westminster. We condemn this attack and while it is still too early to speculate on the motives, our thoughts and prayers are for the victims and those affected. We pay tribute too to the police and emergency services who handled this with bravery. The Palace of Westminster is … Read More

ICBI COURSE: Dynamic Community Development

MCB ‘Institutional Capacity Building Initiative’ (ICBI) presents: Dynamic Community Development A workshop on how your organisation can effectively assess needs and organise resources to transform your communities and have an impact. _____________________________________________________________ Saturday 1 April 2017 | 2-6pm MCB Office Board Room | E1 _____________________________________________________________ Book your place Book your place Topics & Speakers: Mamoon Al-Azami – The What and … Read More

Headscarf/Religious Symbol Ban in Work Places by European Court of Justice

14 March 2017 After today’s ruling by the European Court of Justice (ECJ) which allows employers to ban the wearing of visible religious symbols, such as headscarves and other religious signs, the Muslim Council of Britain issued this statement: It is a sad day for justice and equality.  At a time when populism and bigotry are at an all-time high, … Read More

MCB Community Dinners – Leicester and Birmingham

Two Upcoming MCB Dinners Leicester Community Dinner Date: Friday 31st March 2017 Time: 6.30 Venue: Memon Centre 7 Abbotsford Road Leicester LE5 4DA Book your tickets here. Birmingham Community Dinner Date: Friday 5th May 2017 Time: 6.30 Venue: Al Miraj Banqueting Suites 11-29 Wordsworth Rd, Birmingham B10 0ED These events have kindly been sponsored by HHUGS.  

MCB’s Response to Editor’s Code of Practice – Committee Consultation

3 March 2017 The Muslim Council of Britain, today, sent its response to the Editor’s Code of Practice committee consultation where we highlighted the important role the media play in our democracy, the importance of responsible reporting and raised key recommendations the committee should consider. Read the MCB’s submission – PDF Version Text form below: Muslim Council of Britain response … Read More

A community dialogue: What does Islam say about tolerance, forgiveness and compassion?

by Muslim Hands Interfaith dialogue from an Islamic perspective was the central theme of a community forum, which took place recently at the Quaker Centre in Plymouth. The event brought faith leaders, educators, and community members from Bahá’í, Buddhism, Christianity, Judaism,  Quaker, and several Muslims traditions to have an open and honest dialogue about issues concerning Islam. The participants came … Read More

Trevor Kavanagh’s False Claims About Migrants in the Sun

In an article attacking Gary Linekar in October 2016, Trevor Kavanagh wrote a piece in the Sun newspaper falsely claiming that ‘2 in 3 migrants are lying about their age’. After Assistant Secretary General of the MCB, Miqdaad Versi, complained to IPSO, the complaint was upheld, and the Sun had to correct Kavanagh’s words and publish a correction online. See … Read More

The Sun Retracts Article After Inaccurate Article Taken From The Express

After the Express published an inaccurate article about ISIS propaganda being published in Spain to ‘influence radicals in the country’, the Sun also published a piece on this inaccurate piece of news. Miqdaad Versi, raised this up with the papers, and the Sun later retracted its article, thought the Express is still yet to take any action.