British National travelling for Hajj? Live Q&A – Monday 22 Sept

Find out about the help and support available to you. The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) will be holding a Twitter Q&A session on Monday 22nd September. Join the live Twitter Q&A hour, to have your questions answered. Date: Monday, 22 September 2014 Time:11am to 12pm (UK Time) Send questions to @ukinsaudiarabia twitter account using#HajiUK (Focus will be on queries on supporting … Read More

Campaign Launched to Treat Gaza’s Severely Wounded Children in UK

5 August 2014 #SaveGazaKids With at least 300 children and adolescents killed in Gaza by the Israeli Defence Force in the last month, a new campaign has been launched today to treat in the UK those children in desperate need of medical treatment. Because of the seven year siege, and current onslaught, Gaza lacks medical supplies, equipment and expertise. Today, … Read More

British Muslims Urge Prime Minister to Act on Gaza

1 August 2014 Over a 100 community leaders, activists, business leaders and scholars from across the British Muslim community* put their name to a joint letter to David Cameron urging the Government to act decisively to stop the indiscriminate slaughter of Palestinians. The civilian casualties are increasing daily, with over 1,400 dead women, children and men. The letter represents a consensus view from … Read More

The Muslim Council of Britain Responds to Peter Clarke’s “Trojan Horse” Letter Report

The Muslim of Council of Britain welcomes the Education Secretary Nicola Morgan’s assurance that the government supports ‘the right of Muslim parents to be involved in their children’s schools and their commitment to take leading roles in public life.’ The Education Secretary was responding to the latest report issued by Peter Clarke, who was asked to investigate Birmingham schools following … Read More

Daily Mail Corrects Slur Against NUS President

On 20th December 2016, Malia Bouattia, NUS President, was vindicated after the Daily Mail was forced to apologise in a huge correction for 4 seperate errors where they slurred the NUS President. The MCB complained to the daily Mail, and the corrections following the complaint can be seen below.

Sun Forced to Retract Bogus Claim about Train Crash

On 19th November 2016, the Sun was forced to retract its bogus claim that fasting in Ramadan was the reason for a train crash after the Assistant Secretary General of the MCB, Miqdaad Versi, complained to Ipso. The ruling can be found here.

The Sunday Times and Mail Online Retract Bogus Headline After Complaint

On 4 December 2016, the Sunday Times and Mail Online on Sunday published a bogus and sensationalist headline about ‘Isolated British Muslims and their perception of UK’. After this was challenged by the Muslim Council of Britain’s Assistant Secretary General, Miqdaad Versi, both papers corrected their headlines and articles. The Sunday Times published a correction in Print on 1st January … Read More

Sun on Sunday Mixes Up Two Black People

On 11th December 2016, the Sun on Sunday mixed up two black people in an article where they wrote about an ‘Isis supporting’ acolyte of Anjem Choudry, Abdul Haqq Small and included a picture of Dr Abdul Haqq Baker, a respected counter radicalisation activist, speaker and author. After a complaint by the MCB, the Sun published an apology about the … Read More

Interfaith visits spread in run up to #VisitMyMosque day

12 January 2017               In recent weeks, mosques across the UK have been extending the hand of friendship and dialogue to their neighbours of other faiths through a range of interfaith exchanges and visits to each other’s places of worship. The events ranged from observing church services to peace walks to interfaith conferences. At … Read More

New All Party Report on Integration: Muslim Council of Britain Welcomes Call for ‘Two-Way’ Integration Strategy

5 January 2017 The Muslim Council of Britain finds much to commend in the “Interim Report into Integration of Immigrants” published by the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Social Integration. Whilst continuing to review the report in greater detail, we note how the report calls for a well-funded and comprehensive two-way integration strategy appropriately catering for the needs and concerns of local communities. … Read More

MCB Congratulates Those Named in 2017 Honours List

The Muslim Council of Britain would like to congratulate all those extraordinary  individuals recognised in the 2017 New Year’s Honours List. The honours system recognises people who have committed themselves to serving and helping Britain, and who have made achievements in public life. The 2017 New Year’s Honours Muslim award winners include: Knighthoods Mohammed Muktar Jama FARAH, CBE For services … Read More

The Excel Award 2016 – Celebrating Success, Inspiring Change

High achievers from schools, colleges, universities and the community gathered in East End on Saturday, 12 November 2016 to celebrate their successes and to share their inspiring stories. The Excel Award, a project of Dawatul Islam UK & Eire recognised the successes of students from KS2, GCSE, A Levels and Universities who have done exceptionally well to make themselves, their … Read More

HRH Prince Charles’s Comments on Minorities

22 December 2016 The Muslim Council of Britain welcomed HRH Prince Charles’s comments today in which he warned against rising intolerance against minorities of all faiths. Harun Khan, Secretary General of the Muslim Council of Britain said: “I commend the Prince of Wales for his thoughtful intervention in what has been a shrill and divisive year. Whether we are followers … Read More

Rise in attacks against Muslims: Muslim Council of Britain calls for political leadership on worrying growth in Islamophobia

19 December 2016 The Muslim Council of Britain has today written to major British leaders to stand in solidarity with Muslim communities following a week where there have been a number of public attacks targeting Muslims. Writing to the leaders of all national political parties, the letter highlights three incidents from last week: In London, a knife-wielding man shouted “I want … Read More