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

British Muslims Mourn Jo Cox MP

Following the murder of Jo Cox MP, who was attacked outside her constituency office, the Secretary General of the Muslim Council of Britain Dr Shuja Shafi said: “I am shocked by the attack on Jo Cox and saddened to hear of her death. Jo was known for her tireless campaigning for human rights and for the disadvantaged. Her campaigning meant that … Read More

Halal Finance for Students: Muslim Council of Britain Welcomes Government Initiative

18 May 2016 The Muslim Council of Britain today welcomed the government’s White Paper on making available Shariah-compliant student loans. Praising the government, Dr Shuja Shafi said: “The government is to be commended for making this positive step, it would allow Muslims to fulfil their religious obligation to study and to avoid interest. This will undoubtedly pave the way for … Read More

Prime Minister’s Apology to Imam Suliman Ghani: Muslim Council of Britain Calls for an Inquiry into Islamophobia in the Conservative Party

11th May 2016 The Muslim Council of Britain today welcomed the Prime Minister’s apology to Imam Suliman Ghani, a south London imam who was falsely accused by the Prime Minister of supporting Daesh terrorists. The allegation was also repeated by the Defence Secretary. Dr Shuja Shafi, Secretary General of the Muslim Council of Britain said: “I welcome the Prime Minister’s … Read More

Muslim Council of Britain Congratulates New London Mayor Sadiq Khan

6 May 2016 The Muslim Council of Britain today congratulated Sadiq Khan as the new Mayor of London. Dr Shuja Shafi, its Secretary General said: “I congratulate Sadiq Khan for his victory. His ready wit and resilience is an inspiring model for young people particularly from minority backgrounds aiming for a career in the tough world of politics.” “London is a great … Read More