MCB Congratulates Those Named in 2018 Honours List

30 December 2017 The Muslim Council of Britain would like to congratulate all those extraordinary individuals recognised in the 2018 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 2018 New Year’s Honours Muslim award winners include: CBE Ms Nuzhat SALEH, Assistant … Read More

MCB Stands in Solidarity with Belfast Islamic Centre

23 December 2017 It has been brought to our attention that the Belfast Islamic Centre, an affiliate of the MCB has been attacked again today, following an incident with Britain First a few weeks ago. Worshippers found parts of a pig left at the mosque today. This incident follows several faced by Muslim communities in Belfast including women being threatened, … Read More

Census 2021 Consultation

21 December 2017 The Office for National Statistics (ONS) organised a ‘Census, Population & Public Policy Forum’ on 13 December to gauge views in the areas of ethnicity, gender identity and sexual orientation. Dr Jamil Sherif of ReDoc represented the MCB at the forum, which included participation from  faith communities and other advocacy groups.  Two of the expert speakers were … Read More

BBC Religion and Ethics Review – December 2017

20 December 2017 The Muslim Council of Britain welcomes the BBC’s Religion and Ethics review where there will be greater coverage on world religions, with an emphasis to convey better understanding of religion with sufficient depth in underlying religious or cultural dimensions. The Deputy Secretary General of the Muslim Council of Britain, Dr Omer El-Hamdoon, said: “We are pleased to … Read More

Jerusalem and Justice Undone

6 December 2017 The Muslim Council of Britain today condemned President Trump’s declared intent to move the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. The decision is a confirmation that there is little or no appetite to desire peace in the Middle East or give any sense of justice to the Palestinian people. The declaration also sends a clear message … Read More

President Trump Sharing Anti-Muslim Videos from Britain First

29 November 2017 Today, the Muslim Council of Britain has commented on President Trump sharing anti-Muslim videos on Twitter, from the far right group, Britain First: “This is the clearest endorsement yet from the US President of the far-right and their vile anti-Muslim propaganda. We cannot give such bigotry a free pass. We hope our Prime Minister and Home Secretary … Read More

Calls for a New Conversation on Counter-Terrorism

29 November 2017 In a speech to the UK Security Expo today, Harun Khan, Secretary General of the Muslim Council of Britain will call for a new conversation on counter-terrorism between the  government and Muslim communities. In his speech, Harun Khan will say:  “Muslims are ready, able and willing to work with all partners to challenge terrorism.” He argues how … Read More

100 Muslim Women Respond To Ofsted Proposal To Quiz Young Children Who Wear The Headscarf

23 November 2017 Today, Secretary General of the MCB, Harun Khan, has written to Ofsted Chief, Amanda Spielman, to invite her to hear the views of Muslim parents, teachers and communities directly, in response to her latest announcement of Ofsted inspectors ‘quizzing’ young girls who wear the headscarf. He writes, “Whilst there are legitimate discussions and debates amongst parents about whether young children … Read More

Letter to Ofsted Chief Amanda Spielman on Hijab Quizzing in Schools

Below is a letter from the Secretary General of the MCB to Ofsted Chief, Amanda Spielman, about the latest announcement Ms Spielman, to have inspectors ‘quiz’ young girls wearing the hijab to find out why they wear it: —————————– Dear Ms Spielman, I am writing on behalf of the Muslim Council of Britain – the largest umbrella body of Muslim … Read More

100 Responses to Ofsted Hijab Quizzing

Below is a collation of over 100 responses received by the MCB from Muslim women concerned about the latest announcement by Ofsted Chief, Amanda Spielman, to have inspectors ‘quiz’ young girls wearing the hijab to find out why they wear it: ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Ameena, Student, Neasden, London Islam is a religion of modesty, in the way we talk, dress, interact, hold ourselves etc. … Read More