Caring for Muslim Patients

18th July 2000 The Muslim Council of Britain & Radcliffe Medical Press are pleased to announce the official book launch of Caring for Muslim Patients The House of Lords Tuesday July 18, 2000 12:30-2:30 To celebrate a landmark occasion in the history of the NHS in multicultural Britain, HRH Prince of Wales and the Prime Minister are supporting the book launch. … Read More

A RECOGNITION OF FAITH IDENTITY

16th June 2000 The MCB welcomes the Government’s change of strategy for progressing the Census Amendment Bill through Parliament. The decision to now allow time on Tuesday 20 June within its own legislative programme increases the possibility that the Census Act will be amended in time to allow the proposed religion question to be included in 2001 Census in England … Read More

IDENTITY – FAITH NOT ETHNICITY

6th June 2000 British Muslims are urging Parliament not to waste a vital, once in a decade opportunity and vote to include a question on religious affiliation in Census 2001. “It would be the single most important step taken by the Government to recognise not only the needs of the faith communities but also clear recognition of religion as a … Read More

Muslims Want a Better Britain for All Its Citizens

17 May 2000 Muslims have an important role in building a better Britain for all its citizens, says Yousuf Bhailok, the newly elected Secretary General of The Muslim Council of Britain, the umbrella body of Muslim organizations. “We are committed to build on the firm foundation laid by my predecessor and his team in the first two years of MCBs … Read More

MCB URGES COOK TO APPOINT SPECIAL ENVOY FOR KASHMIR

14 April 2000 The Muslim Council of Britain has asked Foreign Secretary Robin Cook to use his visit to India to urge the appointment of a Special Envoy to act as a mediator in the Kashmir conflict. In a letter on the eve of the Foreign Secretary’s departure for India, MCB Secretary General Iqbal Sacranie said, “Britain has great and … Read More

DON’T DO BUSINESS WITH PUTIN

13 April 2000 The Muslim Council of Britain (MCB) deplores the visit of Vladimir Putin,President of the Russian Federation, to Britain. In a letter to Prime Minister, Tony Blair, the MCB says it is amazed he is being allowed to visit. “We regret that the British Government finds it so easy to do business with a man with so much … Read More

WAR CRIMES IN CHECHNYA: MUSLIMS WANT BLAIR TO RAISE ISSUE WITH PUTIN

10 March 2000 The Secretary General of The Muslim Council of Britain, Mr Iqbal Sacranie, sent a letter this morning to the Prime Minister, Mr. Tony Blair, about his surprise weekend visit to acting Russian President, Mr Vladimir Putin, whom John Sweeney calls ‘the new hero of Russian democracy courted by Western leaders who is also responsible for one of … Read More

NO TO LOWERING AGE OF CONSENT – YES TO CLAUSE 28

10 April 2000 The Muslim Council of Britain has urged the Muslim peers to vote against the lowering of the age of consent for homosexual relations to 16 years. The measure is contained in the Sexual Offences (Amendment) Bill to be discussed by the Lords on Tuesday 11 April 2000. On two previous occasions this measure has been defeated in … Read More

Keep Clause 28: Weak guidelines are not enough for Muslim parents

15 March 2000 The Muslim Council of Britain is deeply concerned about Government plans to replace Section 28 with weak guidelines. The Government says it will include a requirement for sex education guidelines in an amendment to its “Learning and Skills Bill”. The contents of the amendment and the guidelines have been widely leaked to the media. The proposals have … Read More

Hajj – Immunisation Against Meningitis

2nd March 2000 The Muslim Council of Britain, in co-operation with the Department of Health, is sending out an urgent circular to all mosques and organisations in the UK stressing the need for immunisation against meningitis A, especially for children and young people up to age 18 who may only have had vaccination against meningitis C. It is requesting Imams … Read More