Muslim Representatives meet Conservative Party Leader Rt. Hon. Iain Duncan Smith MP

1st October 2001 Representatives of the British Muslim community today met with the Conservative Party Leader Mr Iain Duncan Smith MP at the Conservative’s Central Office.   The meeting called by the Conservative Party leader granted the Muslim community’s representatives the opportunity to discuss matters affecting British Muslims in the aftermath of the terrorist attacks in the US. Matters such … Read More

Muslim delegation meets with Prime Minister

Friday 28th September 2001 The Prime Minister Rt. Hon. Tony Blair yesterday invited members of the British Muslim community to a meeting at 10 Downing Street. Representing the Muslim Council of Britain were the Secretary General Yousuf Bhailok, Iqbal Sacranie, Tanzeem Wasti and Dr Fatma Amer.   The meeting offered the Muslim delegation the opportunity to convey to the Prime … Read More

British Muslims Urge Justice not Vengeance

19th September 2001 British Muslims and Muslims everywhere must add their voice to the call for those who are suspected of the atrocity in the US be brought to trial. “Now is the time for all Muslims to show the world that we stand for justice. The pursuit of justice is the Islamic ideal and Muslims must be in the … Read More

MCB Welcomes PM’s Commitment to Palestinians

15th September 2001 The Muslim Council of Britain welcomes Prime Minister Tony Blair’s meeting with Chairman Arafat today to discuss a resumption of negotiations and a just resolution of the Palestinian cause.   “The PM visited Muslim countries in the Middle East last week and he has worked hard to understand their concerns that a stable Middle East, and thus … Read More

MCB expresses total condemnation of terrorist attacks in US

13th September 2001 The Holy Qur’an equates the murder of one innocent person with the murder of the whole of humanity. We, the Muslims of Britain, wish to offer our deepest sympathies to the families of those who have been killed or injured following the atrocities committed in the United States. We utterly condemn these indiscriminate terrorist attacks against innocent … Read More

MCB expresses total condemnation of terrorist attacks

11th September 2001 British Muslims, along with everyone else, are watching events in America with shock and horror. Whoever is responsible for these dreadful, wanton attacks, we condemn them utterly. These are senseless and evil acts that appal all people of conscience. The MCB stands shoulder to shoulder with remarks made by our Prime Minister Tony Blair. Our thoughts and … Read More

National Conference Listens to Young People

6 August 2001 Following the recent racial disturbances in the North East of England The Muslim Council of Britain held a National Conference which brought together a broad coalition of interested parties including young people, community leaders, politicians, the police and representatives from the public and voluntary sectors. The aim of the Conference was to examine the underlying causes of … Read More

Louis Farrakhan

31st July 2001 In response to media enquiries on the permission given to Louis Farrakhan to enter the UK, the Muslim Council of Britain (MCB) has issued the following statement:   Racism, Racial Discrimination and Racial abuse being totally un-Islamic and against the teachings of Islam, The MCB rejects and condemns all forms of racism, including anti-Semitism, Islamophobia and for … Read More

MCB Calls For A Commission of Inquiry

16 July 2001 In a meeting this afternoon with the Home Office Minister Angela Eagle, a delegation from The Muslim Council of Britain (MCB) strongly urged the government to set up a Commission of Inquiry to carefully examine the shortcomings and failures of policy which are the root causes of the recent unfortunate disturbances in some cities in northern England. … Read More