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

Note of Thanks to Andy Burnham Calling for the Discarding of Prevent

In a speech to the Chamber of Commerce in Manchester in early June, Andy Burnham called for a cross-party review of the Prevent strategy and said his personal view was that the policy should be discarded saying, “I do feel that the brand is so toxic now that I think it’s got to go”. On 23 June 2016, the Muslim … Read More

Istanbul Attack: Muslim Council of Britain Condemns Terror Outrage

29 June 2016 The Muslim Council of Britain today spoke out against the terrorist attack that took place at Istanbul’s airport yesterday, 28 June. Some 38 people have lost their lives. Dr Shuja Shafi, Secretary General of the MCB said: “I condemn the terrorist attack that has taken place in Istanbul yesterday. We understand from the Turkish authorities that this … Read More

Concern Raised Over Post-Referendum Division and Hate Crimes

27 June 2016 The Muslim Council of Britain today called on political and civic leaders to urgently come together and deal with the division that has come about as a result of the European Referendum and the campaign preceding it. In the past few days, we have witnessed shocking manifestations of hate speech not only online but also on our … Read More

Hate Incidents After European Referendum Results: A Compilation

The Muslim Council of Britain has compiled over 100 hate incidents that has taken place since the results of the European Referendum were announced on Friday 24 June 2016. The screen shots below are reports of actual incidents or hate  on social media. The MCB will be monitoring the situation carefully and will be adding to this page. Sources: … Read More

European Union Referendum Result: Time to Heal Divisions

24 June 2016 As the results of the European Union Referendum are now known and Muslims have voted on both sides of the debate, Dr Shuja Shafi, Secretary General of the Muslim Council of Britain has issued the following statement: “Clearly this Referendum has shown that there is disenchantment not only with the European Union but also with the way politics is … Read More

Extension of Delegate Registration

For administrative reasons the Election Commissioner has extended the date by which affiliates must submit their delegate forms to the forthcoming AGM from 17 June to Monday 4th July 2016.  

MCB Meeting with IPSO Chairman

On 15th June, MCB’s Secretary General, Dr. Shuja Shafi, and Assistant Secretary General, Miqdaad Versi, met with Sir Alan Moses, the Chairman of the Independent Press Standards Organisation, and other staff at IPSO. The purpose of the meeting was to share concerns raised by Muslim communities, as start of an ongoing conversation. The MCB raised concerns about terminology used in the … Read More

EU Referendum: Make Sure You Vote This Thursday

20 June 2016 This Thursday, 23 June, we will be voting to decide whether we stay in or out of the European Union. In the next few days, the Muslim Council of Britain urges Muslims to vote and encourage each other to vote. This is a crucial decision we all must make, and it is vitally important that British Muslims … Read More

British Muslims Mourn Jo Cox MP

Following the murder of Jo Cox MP, who was attacked outside her constituency office, the Secretary General of the Muslim Council of Britain Dr Shuja Shafi said: “I am shocked by the attack on Jo Cox and saddened to hear of her death. Jo was known for her tireless campaigning for human rights and for the disadvantaged. Her campaigning meant that … Read More