British Athletes Should be Role Models for our Diverse Nation: MCB Statement on Louis Smith Luke Carson Incident

10 October 2016 The Muslim Council of Britain today welcomed the swift action taken by British Gymnastics to investigate the actions of Louis Smith and Luke Carson. Both men were filmed mocking Muslims and their religious practice. MCB Deputy Secretary General Dr Omer El-Hamdoon said “I commend British Gymnastics for speaking out against this behaviour. We are heartened by their … Read More

Mosques Across the Country Open Doors for Life Saving Training

On Saturday 24th September, mosques across the UK opened their doors to thousands of people as part of the British Islamic Medical Association’s (BIMA) Lifesavers project. This collaboration with the British Heart Foundation (BHF) and Muslim Council of Britain (MCB) is now in its third year, and involved hundreds of Muslim healthcare professionals volunteering to transform 35 mosques into public … Read More

Horrific Attack on Pregnant Muslim Woman Resulting in Loss of Baby

14 September 2016 The Muslim Council of Britain is disturbed to hear of the horrific attack on a pregnant woman which resulted in the loss of her baby. The 34-year-old woman, who has been described as of Middle Eastern appearance and wearing a headscarf, was shopping in a branch of the Co-op in Bletchley, Buckinghamshire, when she was approached by … Read More

British Muslims Join Global Hajj Pilgrimage, Celebrate Eid on Monday

            9 September 2016 Thousands of Britons have joined millions of Muslims as they mark the annual pilgrimage of the Hajj at the holy city of Makkah this weekend. The pilgrimage, a religious obligation on all practising Muslims at least once in their life, concludes with the festival of Eid al-Adha which Muslims all over … Read More

Home Office Parliamentary Committee Report on Radicalisation: Muslim Council of Britain Welcomes Findings

25th August 2016 The Muslim Council of Britain today welcomed the overall findings of the House of Commons Home Affairs Committee report on radicalisation. The MCB supports calls for a review of the Prevent strand of the Counter-Terrorism strategy, and the Committee’s call for full and wide engagement with all sections of the Muslim community, including at grassroots level—and not … Read More

Muslim Council of Britain welcomes report on Employment Opportunities for Muslims in the UK

11th August 2016 Research for over a decade has highlighted the ‘Muslim penalty’ facing men and women with respect to economic activity and unemployment. This report, based on wide communities’ consultation by the Women and Equalities Committee, pushes this important issue up the political agenda. The Committee Chair, Ms Maria Miller MP, noted that “the evidence showing that it was … Read More

Parliamentary Select Committee Report on Counter-Extremism: Muslim Council of Britain Endorses Key Recommendations, Urges Better Consultation

22 July 2016 The Muslim Council of Britain (MCB) welcomes the report by the Joint Committee on Human Rights on the Government’s counter-extremism strategy. It highlights how “the Government has not demonstrated the need for new legislation” and that “there is a danger that any new legislation may prove counter-productive”. Furthermore, the Committee raises important concerns on the Government’s approach … Read More

Muslim Council of Britain Elects New Leadership

18th July 2016 Harun Rashid Khan elected Secretary General and Dr Omer El Hamdoon Deputy Secretary General British Muslim leaders discuss Brexit and a growing generation of youth On 17th July 2016, the Muslim Council of Britain elected its sixth Secretary General, Mr Harun Rashid Khan. It also elected as Deputy Secretary General, Dr Omer El Hamdoon. (Full bio’s below). … Read More