Concerns Raised About Election of New US President

9 November 2016 Following the election of Mr Donald Trump as the 45th president of the United States, Harun Khan, Secretary General of the Muslim Council of Britain issued the following statement: “The people of the United States have clearly spoken and I congratulate Mr Trump”. “There is however, a justifiable concern about his election. It is hugely worrying that … Read More

Joint Open Letter Criticises Latest Daily Mail Scapegoating of Foreigners

4 November 2016 Today a cross section of over 50 faith leaders, civil society leaders and leading figures have signed a joint letter to Paul Dacre, editor of the Daily Mail speaking out against the paper’s divisive headline earlier this week which read ‘”Madness: As a Polish lorry driver is jailed for killing a family while on his mobile, we … Read More

Sectarian Killing in Pakistan: Muslim Council of Britain Condemns Murder of British Muslim

31 October 2016 Following the murder of Naiyyar Mehdi Zaidi, a British Muslim from London who was attending a religious gathering in Pakistan, Harun Khan, Secretary General of the Muslim Council of Britain issued the following statement: ” The murder of Naiyyar Mehdi Zaidi, a Londoner much loved by his community was an abhorrent act which we condemn outright. The information available indicates Mr Zaidi was the victim of … Read More

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