Statement on the Death of Four Britons in Saudi Arabia

Statement from the Muslim Council of Britain, 23 April 2018 We are saddened to hear of the deaths of four British Umrah pilgrims in Saudi Arabia following a major road collision between Makkah and Madinah. Our thoughts and prayers are with the families of the deceased and those injured. The distressed need the timely support provided by the Foreign Office … Read More

Mourning Judge Khurshid Drabu CBE

20 April 2018 The Muslim Council of Britain today mourns the passing of Judge Khurshid Drabu CBE, a pillar of the organisation and the Muslim community. To Him We Belong and to Him we Return. Khurshid Drabu was one of the UK’s most influential and senior Muslim activists. He served as the Muslim Council of Britain’s Constitutional Advisor and chair of … Read More

Islamic Relief encourages British Muslims to speak out against the worldwide abuse of women and girls

Islamic Relief UK has today (Wednesday 4 April 2018) launched a major faith-inspired advocacy campaign to tackle all forms of Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG), both internationally and domestically. As the largest Islamic inspired humanitarian organisation in the UK, Islamic Relief is using the campaign to take a proactive stance against all forms of VAWG, including domestic abuse, sexual … Read More

BBC Uses Misleading Picture Connecting Muslims to Unrelated Story

On 6 March 2018, in an article on child marriages, the BBC used a picture of Muslim girls learning how to read Arabic to illustrate child marriage – when the article relates to India and sub-Saharan Africa. After the MCB, and many others complained, they changed the picture to an ACTUAL one that at least connected to the story – … Read More

BBC Uses Appalling Term on Muslims

On March 7, in an article related to the sentencing of the heads of the far right group, Britain First, the BBC wrote about how their crimes took place during a trial, calling it a ‘Muslim gang-rape trial’. After this was challenged by the Assistant Secretary General of the MCB, Miqdaad Versi, the BBC amended their article to say ‘gang … Read More

Sunday Times Bigotry – Like Muslims are Different?

On 25 March 2018, the Sunday Times amended Rod Liddle’s latest bigotry about Muslims where he claimed that “even” the Muslims were upset about anti-semitism. After this was challenged by Miqdaad Versi, Assistant Secretary General of the MCB, the Sunday Times edited the article to remove a broader reference to Muslims as a whole, but did not acknowledge the error … Read More

Leave.EU Pretends to Fight Anti-Semitism by Deploying Islamophobia

Yesterday the Leave.EU campaign chose to publish a shocking tweet scapegoating Muslims. Supposedly put out to fight against anti-semitism, the tweet instead deployed Islamophobic tropes to garner support.   In response, the Muslim Council of Britain’s Secretary general has issued the following letter to the Leave.EU campaign. Liz Bilney CEO Leave.EU Lysander House, Catbrain Lane, Cribbs Causeway, Bristol BS10 7TQ … Read More

Clarification on Guardian’s ‘Alternative to Prevent’ Article

March 2018 A report in The Guardian (22/03/18) incorrectly stated that the Muslim Council of Britain is backing an anti-radicalisation programme called ‘Safe and Secure’. We are not backing or endorsing any specific initiative however we have stated many times our position against terrorism and the duty on government agencies to keep our country safe. To be clear, we are … Read More