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

British Athletes Should be Role Models for our Diverse Nation: MCB Statement on Louis Smith Luke Carson Incident

10 October 2016 The Muslim Council of Britain today welcomed the swift action taken by British Gymnastics to investigate the actions of Louis Smith and Luke Carson. Both men were filmed mocking Muslims and their religious practice. MCB Deputy Secretary General Dr Omer El-Hamdoon said “I commend British Gymnastics for speaking out against this behaviour. We are heartened by their … Read More

Mosques Across the Country Open Doors for Life Saving Training

On Saturday 24th September, mosques across the UK opened their doors to thousands of people as part of the British Islamic Medical Association’s (BIMA) Lifesavers project. This collaboration with the British Heart Foundation (BHF) and Muslim Council of Britain (MCB) is now in its third year, and involved hundreds of Muslim healthcare professionals volunteering to transform 35 mosques into public … Read More