Donald Trump Does Not Represent the America We Know

The Muslim Council of Britain today condemned the remarks made by US Presidential candidate Donald Trump where he proposed that the United States ban all Muslims entering that great country. The MCB supports calls for those laws banning people who spread hatred to be applied to Mr Trump, and rejects his assertions that London has no-go areas: “We have been told that those … Read More

Air Strikes in Syria Will Not Defeat Daesh – A View From British Muslims

In the next few days Members of Parliament will be confronted with the choice of extending air strikes against Daesh terrorists in Syria. Following consultation with its affiliates across the country, the Muslim Council of Britain’s Secretary General, Dr Shuja Shafi, issued the following statement: “There is no doubt that Daesh, or ISIS as it is sometimes known, is an … Read More

Muslim Council of Britain Launches Campaign to Highlight Muslim Condemnation of Terrorism Everywhere

18th November 2015 Today the Muslim Council of Britain took out an advert in the national press to underscore the united condemnation Muslims have of terrorism, especially after the Paris attacks last Friday. Dr Shuja Shafi, Secretary General of the Muslim Council of Britain said “The advert aims to highlight how Muslims everywhere have consistently and without reservation spoken out … Read More

Horrific Attacks in Paris: Muslim Council of Britain Responds

Following the murderous attacks in Paris on Friday 13 November, the Muslim Council of Britain’s Secretary General Dr Shuja Shafi issued the following statement: ““The attacks once again in Paris are horrific and abhorrent, and we condemn this violence in the strongest possible terms. My thoughts and prayers for the families of those killed and injured and for the people … Read More

British Muslims Explore Community-led Responses to Terrorism and Extremism

London | Thursday 12 October 2014 1100-1700 Exploring the issues of extremism and examine credible responses to the issues of terrorism. Muslim activists and leaders gathered in London on 12 November in a special conference convened by the Muslim Council of Britain. It included a wide range of diverse voices from different parts of the British Muslim community. Audience participation … Read More

‘One Nation Counter-Extremism Strategy’ Risks Further Undermining Fight Against Terrorism

19 October 2015 * Government strategy based on flawed analysis says Britain’s largest Muslim organisation * Could be counter-productive and risks alienating Muslim communities * Calls for transparency as public funds go to questionable counter-extremism initiatives * Conference next month to examine community led responses to challenge of terrorism Following the government’s announcement of a new ‘Counter-Extremism Strategy’, the latest … Read More

Muslim Council of Britain Welcomes Initiative to treat all hate crimes equally

13th October 2015 The Muslim Council of Britain (MCB) welcomes today’s announcement that government will require all police forces in England and Wales to record anti-Muslim hate crimes and treat them as seriously as hate crimes against other minority groups. This is an initiative that has been called for by the MCB and other Muslim organisations across the country for … Read More

Muslim Council of Britain responds to Prime Minister’s Conservative Party Speech

7th October 2015 In response to the Prime Minister’s speech at the Conservative Party Conference, the Muslim Council of Britain issued the following statement: We commend the Prime Minister for speaking up for a multicultural and multi-faith Britain and we welcome his focus on what more can be done to foster a nation at ease with itself. We agree, communities … Read More