On 2nd December 2016, the Express published an article with an outrageous and wholly inaccurate headline after Hindu leaders were outraged by the revelation that the new£5 note contains Tallow. The Express, though it doesn’t refer to Muslims in the article, published a sensationalist headline, ‘New £5 notes could be BANNED by religious groups as Bank CAN’T promise they’re Halal’. … Read More
5 January 2017 The Muslim Council of Britain finds much to commend in the “Interim Report into Integration of Immigrants” published by the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Social Integration. Whilst continuing to review the report in greater detail, we note how the report calls for a well-funded and comprehensive two-way integration strategy appropriately catering for the needs and concerns of local communities. … Read More
The Muslim Council of Britain would like to congratulate all those extraordinary individuals recognised in the 2017 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 2017 New Year’s Honours Muslim award winners include: Knighthoods Mohammed Muktar Jama FARAH, CBE For services … Read More
On 22nd December 2016, after a complaint by the Assistant Secretary General of the MCB, Miqdaad Versi, on the inaccuracy of the headline, the Express completely retracted its article after finding no way of amending the fundamentally flawed piece on the Casey Review. See also, Sunday Times and Mail on Sunday, as well as The Sun, making corrections after similar … Read More
On 4th December 2016, the Sun published an article following the Casey Review on Integration where it inaccurately wrote as a headline, ‘British Muslims are so cut-off from society they think 75 per cent of the UK is Islamic, report reveals’. Where in fact, the report was talking about only one school whose reference was to the ‘Asian’ population, and … Read More
22 December 2016 The Muslim Council of Britain welcomed HRH Prince Charles’s comments today in which he warned against rising intolerance against minorities of all faiths. Harun Khan, Secretary General of the Muslim Council of Britain said: “I commend the Prince of Wales for his thoughtful intervention in what has been a shrill and divisive year. Whether we are followers … Read More
On 2nd December 2016, the ITN published an article based on the findings of small fry think tank, Policy Exchange, which misinterpreted findings of a poll it had commissioned in order to suit their own narrative. The MCB took ITN to account for their article, which they since have taken down after the true facts were presented to them.
19 December 2016 The Muslim Council of Britain has today written to major British leaders to stand in solidarity with Muslim communities following a week where there have been a number of public attacks targeting Muslims. Writing to the leaders of all national political parties, the letter highlights three incidents from last week: In London, a knife-wielding man shouted “I want … Read More
On 11th December 2016, the LBC had tweeted a picture of ordinary Muslims praying and linked it to a programme about an extremist featuring on a Muslim reality show. When questioned on Twitter by Assistant Secretary General of the MCB, Miqdaad Versi, the LBC deleted their tweet. No Longer Exists..
On Tuesday 13th December 2016, Assistant Secretary General of the MCB, Miqdaad Versi, gave evidence to the Home Affairs Select Committee’s enquiry into Hate Crime and its Violent Consequences. Watch here also: http://www.parliamentlive.tv/Event/Index/19d87444-cf59-4cfe-aab8-b2deb0571f92 Read the MCB’s written submission to the HASC enquiry: http://data.parliament.uk/writtenevidence/committeeevidence.svc/evidencedocument/home-affairs-committee/hate-crime-and-its-violent-consequences/written/40384.html