Most, if not all Muslims, will recognise the importance of constructively engaging with the mainstream media. The MCBs Media Committee works tirelessly to ensure that the reasoned voice of British Muslims is heard on issues ranging from asylum to health to education and of course foreign policy, to mention but a few. The MCB has become the most sought after voice on issues concerning British Muslims and Islam. Below, we provide a one week snapshot of the diverse array of articles in which the MCBs views have been sought and the exposure that British Muslims now enjoy.
|'We are aiming to build the MCBs Media Committee into a first rate team worthy of the British Muslim community and its aspirations.'
Inayat Bunglawala, Secretary, MCB Media Committe
Church leaders back royal wedding by Ruth Gledhill and Glen Owen
The Times 4 June 2004
A marriage would also have the support of Britain's Muslim community. Iqbal Sacranie, secretary-general of the Muslim Council of Britain, said: "The Prince of Wales is liked in the Muslim community as a result of his desire to be the defender of faith rather than the faith. A marriage would be looked on favourably, as would anything that would bring him happiness."
Community election plea to thwart far right Islamic electorate by Roger Blitz and Jimmy Burns
Financial Times 4 June 2004
Muslim leaders have urged the Islamic community to register a high turnout at next Thursday's elections to reduce the chances of success for far-right parties.
Iqbal Sacranie, secretary-general of the Muslim Council of Britain, said in an open letter that with the British National party bidding for seats on the London assembly and the European parliament, it was the duty of Muslim electors to make it more difficult for them to succeed
Labour, which used to be able to rely on the 1.6m British Muslims for support, now faces a backlash over Iraq. Inayat Bunglawala of the MCB said next Thursday was becoming "a referendum on the Iraq issue", with the Liberal Democrats poised to benefit from Muslim disaffection with Labour
BNP poll warning.
Evening Mail 3 June 2004
MUSLIMS are being urged to use their votes in the local and European elections to stop the threat from the far right, it was reported today.
The Muslim Council of Britain has penned an open letter warning of BNP success in the event of a low turnout on June 10.
The group claims a BNP party political broadcast last week was threatening and anti-Muslim, although the party insists it was not.