Police Harassment of Leading British Muslim Scholar

15 Nov 2003 The MCB has expressed its outrage at the police harassment of an eminent Islamic scholar earlier this week. On Tuesday night, 11th November 2003, Shaykh Yusuf Motala, former Rector of Islamic seminary in Bury, Lancashire and one of the most highly respected religious leaders, was travelling to the Holy city of Makkah, Saudi Arabia, when he was detained and questioned by … Read More

MCB Holds Fringe Meeting At Labour Party Conference

01 Oct 2003 The Muslim Council of Britain is holding a fringe meeting today at the Labour Party conference today to discuss ‘The Impact of International Conflicts on UK Muslims.’ Iqbal Sacranie, the Secretary-General of the MCB, will say: “The war against Iraq has driven a wedge between a party that has historically been able to rely upon the votes … Read More

MCB Organises Special Muslim Youth Conference With the GLA

01 Oct 2003 The Muslim Council of Britain is organising a special one day conference for Muslim youth at City Hall, London on Thursday 2nd October 2003. “This conference presents the youth from London’s 700,000 strong Muslim community with an opportunity to engage with the Greater London Authority with a view to seeking the common good. The UK’s 2001 Census … Read More

MCB Organises Joint Seminar with GLA For London Muslims

29 Sep 2003 The Muslim Council of Britain in conjunction with Mayor of London’s Office organised a joint seminar at City Hall yesterday for the benefit of London’s large and growing Muslim community. “This seminar provided a valuable forum for the Greater London Authority to gain a better understanding of some of the key service needs of London’s 700,000-strong Muslim … Read More

MCB Welcomes Charity Commision Decision To Clear Interpal

24 Sep 2003 The Muslim Council of Britain received news from the Charity Commission this morning stating that the funds of the British charity, Interpal, have now been unfrozen. The Charity Commission had originally frozen Interpal’s funds on 26th August 2003 after US President Bush asked European governments to outlaw several charities that were known to be helping the suffering … Read More

MCB Welcomes Appointment of First British Muslim Envoy

19 Sep 2003 The Muslim Council of Britain heartily welcomes the appointment of Mr Anwar Chaudhary as the first British Muslim High Commissioner to Bangladesh. The MCB wishes him every success in promoting a more cordial and constructive relationship with what is the third largest Muslim republic in the world. MCB Secretary General, Iqbal Sacranie has said: “We had indeed been … Read More

MCB Meets Attorney-General To Express Concerns Over Guantanamo Bay Detainees

09 Sep 2003 Representatives from the Muslim Council of Britain are due to meet the Attorney-General, Lord Goldsmith, today to express the deep-seated concerns in the British Muslim community over the treatment of the British detainees at Guantanamo Bay and to press the government to secure their return to this country to face any possible legal action. “We are very … Read More

UK Muslims To Meet Straw Over Interpal

05 Sep 2003 Representatives of The Muslim Council of Britain together with the heads of four leading British Muslim charities are to meet with the Foreign Secretary Jack Straw on Wednesday 10th September 2003 to discuss the serious concerns in the Muslim community with regard to the freezing of the assets of the British charity, Interpal. “The decision to freeze … Read More

British Detainees At Guantanamo Bay Must Be Repatriated

23 Jul 2003 The Muslim Council of Britain regards the US decision to waive its capital punishment statutes against the first two Britons due to face a military tribunal, as reported in today’s newspapers, as wholly insufficient. “The nine Britons and two British residents that have now been detained at Camp Delta in Guantanamo Bay, many of them for over … Read More

UK Muslims Celebrate MCBDirect Fundraising Success

10 Jul 2003 A full capacity audience of 400 British Muslims including businessmen, religious scholars, community activists, heads of diplomatic missions, representatives from political parties and well-wishers came together on Saturday 5th July 2003 to help launch the Muslim Council of Britain’s innovative MCBDirect community information portal. In all, some £100,000 was pledged during the fundraising dinner and all were … Read More