MCB Hosts Luncheon Meeting with Jack Straw

2nd December 1998 The Muslim Council of Britain (MCB) hosted a luncheon meeting with the Home Secretary, Rt Hon Jack Straw, MP on Wednesday 2nd December 1998 at the Banqueting Centre of the Lords Cricket Ground in London. Over two hundred guests – from both Houses of Parliament, Heads and members of diplomatic missions, media organisations, distinguished guests from other … Read More


8th October 1998 A special meeting of the Muslim Council of Britain, an umbrella body of Muslim organisations, deliberated on the issue of the forced imposition of secular dress code on Turkish female students and officials. Present at the meeting, held in London, were members of most of the prominent Muslim organisations in Great Britain, who resolved to record their … Read More

MCB Welcomes Apology

29th September 1998 “There is a danger that whole communities, sometimes whole races, are deemed at worst guilty, at best suspicious, because of the (alleged) actions of a few of their members. It is wrong to suggest that all Muslims are extremists. In our headline yesterday on the arrest of several men in London by anti-terrorist police it was not … Read More

Fight terrorism, but not through Draconian laws

25th August 1998 Commenting on the measures announced yesterday to strengthen Britain’s existing anti-terrorist law, the Muslim Council of Britain (MCB) said the British Muslim community has no sympathy whatsoever for any act of terrorism, local or foreign, Muslim or non-Muslim, state or individual, and would support all just and legitimate measures to deal with the problem. However, in order … Read More

American Airstrikes against Afghanistan and Sudan

21st August 1998 The Muslim Council of Britain condemns unequivacally all acts of terrorism, including the ones recently carried out in Kenya, Tanzania and Northern Ireland by individuals, groups or nations. We believe that nothing can justify the killing of innocent people anywhere. We also strongly condemn last night’s American air strikes against Afghanistan and Sudan. The American action is … Read More

Jack Straw Table’s Amendment to Crime and Disorder Bill

20 June 1998 The Home Secretary’s decision to table an amendment to the Crime and Disorder Bill came in a letter addressed to Mr Iqbal Sacranie, Secretary General of the Muslim Council of Britain (MCB). This followed a meeting of an MCB delegation with the Home Secretary and Mr. Mike O’Brien at the Home Office on Tuesday 16 June 1998. … Read More

MCB Delegation meets Home Secretary

17 June 1998 The Home Secretary, Jack Straw, met a delegation from the Muslim Council of Britain (MCB) led by its Secretary General Iqbal Sacranie. The delegation raised the concern that the new racial offences provisions of the Crime and Disorder bill would not protect the Muslim community. The Home Secretary acknowledged this concern and agreed to urgently consider whether … Read More

CRIME AND DISORDER BILL- Support from Liberal Democrats for amendment

12th June 1998 A delegation from the Muslim Council of Britain (MCB) met the Liberal Democrat Deputy Leader and spokesman for Home Affairs in the House of Commons, Alan Beith MP, and Richard Allen MP, in the House of Commons yesterday, to seek support for an amendment to the above bill. Such action would ensure that Muslims are also protected … Read More


21st May 1998 Strong support for a just law A delegation from the Muslim Council of Britain (MCB), an umbrella body of 250 Muslim organisations in the UK, held the first of many planned meetings yesterday at the House of Commons, with Sir Brian Mahwinney MP the Shadow Home Secretary and Mr James Clappison MP, the Shadow Home Affairs Spokesman. … Read More


2nd April 1998 The First meeting of the Central Working Committee (CWC) of the Muslim Council of Britain (MCB) took place on Saturday 28 March at the Council Chambers of Brent Town Hall. As well as members of the 53 – strong committee a number of persons from throughout the country, who were active in the formation of the MCB, … Read More