British Muslims Remember Victims of 7/7

Ahead of the tenth anniversary of the 7 July bombings, British mosques hosted ‘Peace Iftars’ to remember and pray for all victims of terrorism and stand in solidarity in peace. The events are being held around the country with mosques inviting local communities around them of all faiths and none to join in commemoration and break bread with Muslims as they … Read More

Muslim Council of Britain Mourns Passing of Bashir Osman, President of FOSIS

The Muslim Council of Britain is saddened to learn of the passing of Bashir Osman, President of its national affiliate, the Federation of Student of Islamic Societies (FOSIS). Bashir was also a member of the MCB’s National Council. Bashir died in a drowning accident in Switzerland. Inna lillahi wa inna ilayhi raji’un: ‘Surely we belong to God and to Him shall we return’. … Read More

Friday Sermon to Remember Victims of Terrorism

Following a terrible week of Daesh-inspired violence, and in the run-up to the tenth anniversary of the 7/7 London Bombings, the Muslim Council of Britaintomorrow a sermon of peace. At Friday prayers, imams will be urged to discuss the anniversary and the week’s events, reminding people ‘that these killers do not respect the sanctity of life as laid down in … Read More

‘MCB Condemns Day of Violence’

26th June 2015 Following the multiple terror attacks across the world in France, Kuwait and Tunisia, Dr Shuja Shafi, the Secretary General of the MCB said: “We are shocked by the sickening violence taking place across the world. If the attackers claim to be doing this in Islam’s name, they are misguided. That it took place in Ramadan, a month … Read More

Muslim Council of Britain Condemns Sectarian Vandalism of Bradford Mosque

The Muslim Council of Britain today condemned the vandalism of an Islamic centre in Bradford. The Husayniyya Islamic Mission was daubed with a hateful sectarian slogan over the weekend. The perpetrator is unknown, but an image has been caught on CCTV. Dr Shuja Shafi, Secretary General of the Muslim Council of Britain said: “The vandalism of Husayniyya Islamic Mission is wrong and I … Read More

Confront Terrorism Together By Truly Breaking the Cycle of Blame

19 June 2015 Today the Prime Minister will make an important speech on terrorism and extremism which led one national newspaper to headline: “PM: UK Muslims Helping Jihadis”.   In response, Dr Shuja Shafi, Secretary General of the Muslim Council of Britain said: “The Prime Minister is absolutely right in saying that finger-pointing when it comes to radicalisation is wrong and dangerous. … Read More

Muslim Council of Britain Writes to Metropolitan Police Commissioner On Senior Officer’s Comments on Radicalisation

26th May 2015 Following comments over the weekend by a senior Metropolitan Police officer who suggested that signs of increased religiosity and an aversion to the store Marks & Spencers could be signs of extremism, the Muslim Council of Britain has written to the Metropolitan Police Commissioner stating that such comments ‘demonstrate a startling disconnect between the police and Muslim … Read More

Keep Our Country Safe By Uniting Communities

13th May 2015 In response to the government announcement of proposed new counter-terrorism measures, on 13 May 2015 Dr Shuja Shafi, Secretary General of the Muslim Council of Britain issued the following statement: “Any initiative to keep our country safe is welcomed. The scourge of terrorism affects us all. We all must challenge acts of terrorism and ideas and the … Read More

Muslim Council of Britain Congratulates David Cameron on Election Result

8th May 2015 The Muslim Council of Britain today congratulated Prime Minister David Cameron for securing a second term as Prime Minister, leading his Conservative Party to a majority victory. Dr Shuja Shafi said: “I congratulate the Prime Minister for the success of his party. The electoral map changed dramatically last night and I hope Mr Cameron and his party … Read More