British Muslims in Numbers: Briefing 13 Published

To carry forward the findings of the MCB report ‘British Muslims in Numbers’ (2015), the MCB’s Research and Documentation Committee has published its thirteenth briefing. This briefing is titled, Briefing 13: ‘Nearly half of Muslims in Britain are born in the UK.’ – May 2017.  To view this briefing, have a look here: http://www.mcb.org.uk/muslimstatistics/briefings/british-muslims-in-numbers-briefing-13-may-2017/ Previous briefings can be viewed here: http://www.mcb.org.uk/muslimstatistics/briefings

Muslim Communities Call for Fairness not Favours as Party Manifestos are Published

17 May 2017 The Muslim Council of Britain today launched a list of 8 key issues affecting Muslim communities, together with its election document “Fairness not Favours” and a draft Friday sermon to support Imams who wish to encourage their congregations to get involved in the political process. Harun Khan, Secretary General of the Muslim Council of Britain, called on … Read More

National Council Resolutions – 13 May 2017

The Muslim Council of Britain held its National Council meeting on 13 May 2017 The National Council is the highest decision making meeting body of the MCB. The Council issued the following resolutions: The National Council re-affirmed its commitment to active participation in the UK political process. The Council re-adopted the MCB’s 2015 ‘Fairness not Favours’ election document as a … Read More

Express Corrects Article Claiming Brit Official ‘Angry’ at Muslim Nations

In an article published on 18 November 2016, the Express published an article falsely claiming that a British Official was ‘angry’ at Muslim nations for not clamping down on extremism. After this was perpetually challenged by MCB’s Assistant Secretary General, Miqdaad Versi, the Express finally corrected its article and issued an apology on 12 January 2017. IPSO also ruled that … Read More

Celebrating Strength in Working Together, Cherishing Diversity and Unity

            26 April 2017 The Muslim Council of Britain celebrated the strength in uniting for the common good, with civil society leaders, interfaith, politics, business and the community at its eighth Muslim Leadership Dinner yesterday, at the Millenium Hotel in Mayfair. The evening celebrated the work of the late MP Jo Cox who was brutally … Read More

Message of Condolence – The Passing Away of Muhammad Sajid Baig

11 April 2017 It is with great sadness we inform you that our beloved brother and National Council member, Muhammad Sajid Baig, sadly passed away on the evening of 08 April 2017 following a sudden heart attack whilst attending Maghrib prayer at his local mosque in Burnley.  An IT professional, aged only 43 years old, he was an active council member, … Read More

Prevent: Safeguarding or Spying? – EVENT

A panel discussion of leaders from Law, Education and Health professions.   Speakers: Max Hill QC, Hashi Mohammed, Kevin Courtney, Ismet Rawat and Dr Derek Summerfield Date: Friday 28 April 2017 Time: 6.45pm – 8.30pm Venue: Abrar House, 45 Crawford Place, London, W1H 4LP Tickets:  Free   ‘Prevent’ is one of the four elements of ‘Contest’, the UK Government’s Counter … Read More

Sun Apologises For Falsely Stating Muslims Think 75% of UK is Islamic

After the Sun published its article on the Casey Review, like other outlets, the Sun falsely claimed in an article headline: ‘British Muslims are so cut off from society they think 75% of UK is Islamic’. After this was challenged by Miqdaad Versi from the MCB, the Sun initially corrected its article to from ‘Muslims’ to ‘Asians’. However, this was … Read More

Express Admits ‘Specifics’ in Voter Fraud Article

In December 2016, the Express published an article on voter fraud and wrongly implied that the Government is specifically targeting Muslims in their drive to stop voter fraud registration. After this was challenged by Miqdaad Versi from the MCB, the Express admitted that the Government did not specifically imply Muslims.