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

We Need Tough, Evidence-Based Counter-Terrorism Strategies

23rd March 2015 Responding to the Home Secretary’s speech today, the Muslim Council of Britain issued the following statement: “Over the years, Muslims in Britain have spoken out against terrorism with one voice. Not only do such acts sully the faith the perpetrators claim to speak for, they also ruin lives within Muslim communities. We have consistently argued that the … Read More

The Muslim Council of Britain calls on the BVA to “get real” on animal welfare

23rd February 2015 Today MPs debate religious slaughter following an e-petition launched in April 2014, which reached 100k signatures, calling for the end of religious slaughter. Another e-petition launched within the last fortnight calling for the protection of non-stun religious slaughter has attracted significantly more support, with over 122k signatures being received in just 10 days. Dr. Shuja Shafi, secretary general of the Muslim Council of … Read More

Animal Welfare at the Heart of Halal Slaughter: Muslim Council Condemns Abattoir Revelations

3rd February 2015 * Muslim Council of Britain strongly condemns animal mistreatment in a UK slaughterhouse * Criminal activity betrays the very principles of humane slaughter * Revelations highlight once again the need for implementation of clearly defined standards in all methods of slaughter  The Muslim Council of Britain is appalled at reports of animal mistreatment at an abattoir purportedly … Read More

Visit My Mosque: British Muslim Centres of Worship Open Doors to Public

On Sunday 1st February 2015, the Muslim Council of Britain will be organising a national #VisitMyMosque day, where British mosques will open their doors to the general public. Mosques will be sharing tea and refreshments alongside an insight into the day-to-day goings on of a busy Muslim centre of worship. Members of the community are there to get to know … Read More