17 May 2017
The Muslim Council of Britain today launched a list of 8 key issues affecting Muslim communities, together with its election document “Fairness not Favours” and a draft Friday sermon to support Imams who wish to encourage their congregations to get involved in the political process.
Harun Khan, Secretary General of the Muslim Council of Britain, called on British Muslims to engage with their local prospective parliamentary candidates, saying: “As the election approaches, we hope that all the main parties engage with Muslim communities and Muslim communities themselves engage in the democratic process. We have seen many arrange hustings, Q&A sessions and even go out campaigning for their local candidate – it is an important election – make your voice heard.”
The Muslim Council of Britain is working closely with other organisations in encouraging people to register to vote having launched its own video, and will soon be publishing an analysis of the various party manifestos against the key issues launched today.
Notes to Editors:
The Muslim Council of Britain is the UK’s largest Muslim umbrella body with over
500 affiliated national, regional and local organisations, mosques,
charities and schools.
For further information please contact:
The Muslim Council of Britain
PO Box 57330
Tel: 0845 26 26 786
Fax: 0207 247 7079