Muslims angered by Government support for Israeli repression

09 Jul 2002 The Muslim Council of Britain deplores yesterday’s government announcement allowing the export of British components for US F16 warplanes sold to Israel. “Despite the government’s verbal calls on Israel to abide by UN resolutions by withdrawing from all illegally occupied Palestinian lands, we seem by our actions to be supporting the very opposite and actually helping the … Read More

Faiths for Peace Initiative

24 Jun 2002 The Muslim Council of Britain (MCB) has organised a major initiative bringing together representatives of Muslim, Hindu and Sikh communities along with members of other faiths to appeal for peace in the Indian sub-continent. Faiths for Peace – a multi-faith reception was held on Tuesday 25 June 2002, it called upon India and Pakistan to resolve their … Read More

Furthering Cultural Ties between Britain and the Islamic World

19 Jun 2002 The Muslim Council of Britain (MCB) will be signing a Protocol of Understanding with the Islamic Educational, Scientific and Cultural organisation (ISESCO) on Thursday June 20th, 2002. ISESCO is the counterpart of UNESCO in the 57-nation Organisation of the Islamic Conference (OIC), which has its headquarters in Rabat. The signing of the protocol coincides with the opening … Read More

British Muslims Shocked by Violent Assault on Worshippers in Wales

5th June 2002 The Muslim Council of Britain today voiced its grave concern at last Sunday’s attack on worshippers outside a mosque in Dyfed, Wales. The incident led to the tragic death of Mr Mohammed Ashraf, Treasurer of the Mosque. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family of the deceased. “This was a cowardly and unprovoked assault on Muslim … Read More

Kashmir-Plebiscite Not Nuclear Holocaust

27th May 2002 The Muslim Council of Britain today expressed their support for Foreign Secretary Jack Straw’s trip to India and Pakistan. “We hope that our government will urge both countries to do everything within their power to reduce military tensions in the subcontinent and also affirm that the only real solution for the long-running Kashmir conflict is to honour … Read More

Muslims Alerted on the Risk of BSE Infected meat

24th May 2002 Dr A Majid Katme, spokeman on halal meat and food for the Muslim Council of Britain attended a meeting arranged by the Food Standards Agency (FSA) on Wednesday 22nd May 2002. The meeting was organised to brief stakeholders of BSE and Sheep Stakeholders Report which was being released the following day. The report highlighted figures for the … Read More

MCB Welcomes EU Report on Post 11/9 Islamophobia – Demands Urgent Govt Action

The Muslim Council of Britain welcomes the publication of yesterday’s European Union report on the worrying increase in anti-Muslim prejudice and attacks in Europe in the aftermath of the 11 September attacks. The report warned politicians and the media to desist from demonising immigrants and asylum seekers a code word for Muslims. “This report confirms our fears that under cover … Read More

MCB Annual Meeting Elects New Secretary General

30th April 2002 The Muslim Council of Britain is pleased to announce that Mr Iqbal Sacranie has been elected as its new Secretary General at its fifth Annual General Meeting held on Sunday 28th April in Brent Town Hall in Wembley. Dr Muhammad Abdul Bari was elected as the Deputy Secretary General of the MCB, and Mr Ali Omar Ermes … Read More

An Open Letter to Rt. Hon. Jack Straw MP, Secretary of State

Rt. Hon. Jack Straw MP Secretary of State Foreign and Commonwealth Office Whitehall London SW1A 2AHMonday 22nd April 2002   Thank you for agreeing to meet us today to hear our concerns and frustrations at our Government’s relative inaction regarding the suffering of the Palestinians at the hands of Ariel Sharon   Michael Ben – Yair, Israel’s Attorney General in … Read More