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

Parliamentary Select Committee Report on Counter-Extremism: Muslim Council of Britain Endorses Key Recommendations, Urges Better Consultation

22 July 2016 The Muslim Council of Britain (MCB) welcomes the report by the Joint Committee on Human Rights on the Government’s counter-extremism strategy. It highlights how “the Government has not demonstrated the need for new legislation” and that “there is a danger that any new legislation may prove counter-productive”. Furthermore, the Committee raises important concerns on the Government’s approach … Read More

Muslim Council of Britain Elects New Leadership

18th July 2016 Harun Rashid Khan elected Secretary General and Dr Omer El Hamdoon Deputy Secretary General British Muslim leaders discuss Brexit and a growing generation of youth On 17th July 2016, the Muslim Council of Britain elected its sixth Secretary General, Mr Harun Rashid Khan. It also elected as Deputy Secretary General, Dr Omer El Hamdoon. (Full bio’s below). … Read More

Nice Attacks: Muslim Council of Britain Condemns Yet Another Outrage in France

15 July 2016 The Muslim Council of Britain today expressed its outrage of the attacks in Nice that took place last night. Some 80 people including children are reported to have died. Dr Shuja Shafi, Secretary General of the Muslim Council of Britain said: “I condemn utterly the violence once again meted out on the people of France. They have … Read More

Theresa May: Muslim Council of Britain Welcomes New Prime Minister

13 July 2016 The Muslim Council of Britain today congratulated Theresa May as she becomes the second woman prime minister of our country. Dr Shuja Shafi, Secretary general of the Muslim Council of Britain said: “Our new prime minister takes on onerous responsibilities at an extremely challenging time for all of us. We look forward to Mrs May delivering the … Read More

MCB Endorses Damning Chilcot Report

7 July 2016 The Muslim Council of Britain today provided its initial response to Sir John Chilcot’s long awaited report on Britain’s involvement in the invasion  and occupation of Iraq (2003-2009). In the view of the MCB and many of our affiliates, Britain’s decision to go to war in 2003 was catastrophic: not only for the Iraqi and British lives … Read More

Daesh Attacks Muslims Worldwide: Muslim Council of Britain Condemns Mindless Terrorism

5th July 2016 As we conclude the holy month of Ramadan, the Muslim Council of Britain notes the tragic terrorist attacks that have taken place throughout the Muslim world. Yesterday, even the holy city of Medina was not spared, with a suicide bomber who seemingly tried to attack worshippers outside the Prophet’s Mosque. Earlier yesterday, terrorists attacked the city of … Read More