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

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