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

Nice Attacks: Muslim Council of Britain Condemns Yet Another Outrage in France

15 July 2016 The Muslim Council of Britain today expressed its outrage of the attacks in Nice that took place last night. Some 80 people including children are reported to have died. Dr Shuja Shafi, Secretary General of the Muslim Council of Britain said: “I condemn utterly the violence once again meted out on the people of France. They have … Read More

Theresa May: Muslim Council of Britain Welcomes New Prime Minister

13 July 2016 The Muslim Council of Britain today congratulated Theresa May as she becomes the second woman prime minister of our country. Dr Shuja Shafi, Secretary general of the Muslim Council of Britain said: “Our new prime minister takes on onerous responsibilities at an extremely challenging time for all of us. We look forward to Mrs May delivering the … Read More

MCB Endorses Damning Chilcot Report

7 July 2016 The Muslim Council of Britain today provided its initial response to Sir John Chilcot’s long awaited report on Britain’s involvement in the invasion  and occupation of Iraq (2003-2009). In the view of the MCB and many of our affiliates, Britain’s decision to go to war in 2003 was catastrophic: not only for the Iraqi and British lives … Read More

Daesh Attacks Muslims Worldwide: Muslim Council of Britain Condemns Mindless Terrorism

5th July 2016 As we conclude the holy month of Ramadan, the Muslim Council of Britain notes the tragic terrorist attacks that have taken place throughout the Muslim world. Yesterday, even the holy city of Medina was not spared, with a suicide bomber who seemingly tried to attack worshippers outside the Prophet’s Mosque. Earlier yesterday, terrorists attacked the city of … Read More

Concern Raised Over Post-Referendum Division and Hate Crimes

27 June 2016 The Muslim Council of Britain today called on political and civic leaders to urgently come together and deal with the division that has come about as a result of the European Referendum and the campaign preceding it. In the past few days, we have witnessed shocking manifestations of hate speech not only online but also on our … Read More

European Union Referendum Result: Time to Heal Divisions

24 June 2016 As the results of the European Union Referendum are now known and Muslims have voted on both sides of the debate, Dr Shuja Shafi, Secretary General of the Muslim Council of Britain has issued the following statement: “Clearly this Referendum has shown that there is disenchantment not only with the European Union but also with the way politics is … Read More

EU Referendum: Make Sure You Vote This Thursday

20 June 2016 This Thursday, 23 June, we will be voting to decide whether we stay in or out of the European Union. In the next few days, the Muslim Council of Britain urges Muslims to vote and encourage each other to vote. This is a crucial decision we all must make, and it is vitally important that British Muslims … Read More