Record Number of Britons Show Solidarity with Muslims on Largest Ever #VisitMyMosque Day

5 February 2017 Record number of visitors share tea and biscuits with their Muslims neighbours on as third ‘Visit My Mosque’ Day comes to a close. Over 150 mosques across Britain opened their doors today for the third annual Visit My Mosque Day. With dozens if not hundreds reported to have attended each mosque, this could well be one of the largest attended open mosque … Read More

150+ Mosques to Open Doors on Visit My Mosque Day 2017

30 January 2017 Muslims around the country to invite neighbours and visit and explore this Great British institution Thousands of Britons are expected to visit the over 150 mosques participating in the third annual ‘Visit My Mosque’ Day on 5 February 2017.Mosques across the UK will be sharing tea and biscuits, alongside an insight into the day-to-day goings on of … Read More

Trump’s Muslim Ban: Time for our Government to Stand Up For British Values

29 January 2017 The Muslim Council of Britain condemns the Executive Order by US President Trump to initiate a ban on people from a select few Muslim majority countries. It calls on our British government to speak out much more forcefully and stand up for the British values it supposedly seeks from others. For all intents and purposes this is … Read More

New All Party Report on Integration: Muslim Council of Britain Welcomes Call for ‘Two-Way’ Integration Strategy

5 January 2017 The Muslim Council of Britain finds much to commend in the “Interim Report into Integration of Immigrants” published by the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Social Integration. Whilst continuing to review the report in greater detail, we note how the report calls for a well-funded and comprehensive two-way integration strategy appropriately catering for the needs and concerns of local communities. … Read More

Rise in attacks against Muslims: Muslim Council of Britain calls for political leadership on worrying growth in Islamophobia

19 December 2016 The Muslim Council of Britain has today written to major British leaders to stand in solidarity with Muslim communities following a week where there have been a number of public attacks targeting Muslims. Writing to the leaders of all national political parties, the letter highlights three incidents from last week: In London, a knife-wielding man shouted “I want … Read More

End Aleppo Siege, Give Safe Passage to its Inhabitants

13 December 2016 The Muslim Council of Britain today joined calls on the international community for the remaining besieged residents of Aleppo to be granted safe passage out of the city. Some 100,000 people remain trapped in Aleppo, and thousands have died primarily at the hands of the Assad regime and Russian bombardment. Harun Khan, Secretary General of the MCB said: … Read More

Attacks on Coptic Church and in Other Parts of the World

12 December 2016 Harun Khan, Secretary General of the Muslim Council of Britain today condemned the murder of 25 Christians in a bomb attack in Egypt over the weekend. “I condemn this callous attack, it is clear that the perpetrators targeted their victims because of other faith. For over a thousand years Muslims have lived side-by-side with Christians, Jews and … Read More

Casey Integration Review: Muslim Council of Britain’s Initial Response

5 December 2016 Today the long awaited review on integration by Dame Louise Casey has been published. Though the review has already been championed by those who pursue a divisive agenda and a hostile attitude towards Muslims, the Muslim Council of Britain will carefully consider the details of Dame Louise’s findings and offer a substantive response. In the meantime, Harun … Read More

New poll finds Muslims are more politically engaged and share national concerns

01 December 2016 The Policy Exchange has published a new report where it once again has sought to de-legitimise the Muslim Council of Britain. The report utilises a poll commissioned from ICM, but we are struck by the lengths the report has taken to misrepresent what are otherwise promising results. Poll findings The Muslim Council of Britain consistently looks for  … Read More

Sentencing of Far Right Terrorist Thomas Mair

24 November 2016 Thomas Mair has been sentenced for life for the murder of Labour MP Jo Cox. Jo was a passionate campaigner and activist, who worked tirelessly and spoke up for the disadvantaged. Harun Khan, Secretary General of the MCB said, “Jo was a cherished member of our society. Our thoughts and prayers are with Jo Cox’s’ family, her … Read More