Srebrenica Genocide – 22 Years on

11th July 2017         Today is Srebrenica Memorial Day, a day where we remember the horrific genocide of more than 8000 Bosniak Muslims in 1995. The systematic killing based on ethnic and religious grounds horrified us all, and we cannot even begin to imagine the pain and the suffering that families faced. The Secretary General of the … Read More

After Finsbury Park: Worrying Hate Crime Incidents in the Past few Weeks

4 July 2017 The Muslim Council of Britain today highlights the shocking spate of hate crimes against Muslims in the past few weeks. In particular, two Muslim cousins suffered an acid attack in east London, leaving their faces disfigured for life. The police are treating the attack as a hate crime. We’ve also heard of how a machete-wielding man shouted … Read More

BBC Removes Inflammatory Statement on Holocaust and Muslims

On 28 June 2017, the BBC reported on Muslim school girls being racially abused on a trip to visit Holocaust Memorials in Eastern Poland, and included an inflammatory statement where they wrote ‘the Holocaust is a sensitive topic for Muslims…’. After this was challenged, the BBC removed the inflammatory claim.

Mail Online Victim Blames Mosque Immediately After Terror Attack on Mosque

After the Finsbury Park Terror Attack, the Mail Online appeared to victim blame Finsbury Park Mosque (2 minutes away from the terror attack outside Muslim Welfare House) linking it to Abu Hamza, an ex hate cleric from 10 years ago who was banned from the Mosque. The headline was on the front page of the Mail Online website initially and … Read More

BBC Radio 4 Brings on Notorious Islamophobe on Today Programme Without Clear Introduction

On 30th January 2017, on BBC Radio 4’s Today Programme brought on extremist conspiracy theorist Frank Gaffney without providing the audience information about his background, breaching BBC Editorial Guideline 4.4.14. After a complaint was sent by the MCB Assistant Secretary General, Miqdaad Versi, the BBC acknowledged its error on 12th June 2017, although there was no apology or correction with … Read More

Eid Mubarak from the Muslim Council of Britain

June 2017 Harun Khan,Secretary General of the Muslim Council of Britain offers his Eid al-Fitr greetings for 2017. In his Eid message he says   “In this month, as we sought Allah’s blessings, we have also faced some serious challenges as British Muslims and, indeed, as a nation. We have endured four terror attacks, the latest directed at Muslims themselves. … Read More

Friday Sermons (Khutbah)

Khutbah Templates   October 2017 – Black History Month September 2017 – Saving Lives June 2017 – Keeping Safe & Reporting Hate Crime May 2017 – General Election 2017 May 2017 – Khutbah on Foster Care January 2017 – Visit My Mosque Khutbah November 2016 – Khutbah on Islamophobia   The weekly Friday congregational prayer (Jumuah) for Muslims takes place … Read More

Terror Attack on Worshippers Leaving Prayers at Finsbury Park

19 June 2017 The Muslim Council of Britain today condemned what is widely being described as a terror attack that has taken place at Finsbury Park in London. The incident took place outside the Muslim Welfare House on Seven Sisters Road, not the nearby Finsbury Park Mosque. According to eye witness accounts and videos taken after the incident, it appears … Read More

Children in Care – Research Project

Dr Sariya Cheruvallil-Contractor, Principal Investigator at Coventry University,  seeks  participants for a research project on the experiences of children of Muslim heritage as they journey through the care system in Britain. This is part of a DFE-funded project led by the charity, Penny Appeal, that aims to increase the recruitment of Muslim foster carers and adopters, so that children of Muslim … Read More

Islamophobia 2017

AbdoolKarim Vakil, former chair of MCB’s ReDoc committee is a member of the planning group for the ‘Islamophobia 2017’ project, organised jointly by the Centre for Ethnicity and Racism Studies at the University of Leeds, the Insted Consultancy, the Muslim Youthwork Foundation and ReOrient: the Journal of Critical Muslim Studies. The aims of the project are to renew awareness of the … Read More