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

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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

Normandy Church Attack

26 July 2016 The Muslim Council of Britain is shocked and horrified to learn about the attack today at a church in Normandy, France where a priest has been brutally murdered and others seriously injured. The Secretary General of the MCB, Harun Khan said, “I condemn this barbaric attack on an elderly compatriot of faith.  It is utterly reprehensible, and there is … Read More

Parliamentary Select Committee Report on Counter-Extremism: Muslim Council of Britain Endorses Key Recommendations, Urges Better Consultation

22 July 2016 The Muslim Council of Britain (MCB) welcomes the report by the Joint Committee on Human Rights on the Government’s counter-extremism strategy. It highlights how “the Government has not demonstrated the need for new legislation” and that “there is a danger that any new legislation may prove counter-productive”. Furthermore, the Committee raises important concerns on the Government’s approach … Read More

AGM Panel: “UK as a Multi-Storied Nation”

A highlight at the MCB’s AGM (17 July 2016) was a panel discussion chaired by the Rt Hon Stephen Timms MP on the theme ‘Islam, Participation & Public Life‘. Among the distinguished contributors was Robin Richardson, who served on the secretariat of the Commission on Religion and Belief in British Public Life, convened by the Woolf Institute, and chaired by … Read More

Muslim Council of Britain Elects New Leadership

18th July 2016 Harun Rashid Khan elected Secretary General and Dr Omer El Hamdoon Deputy Secretary General British Muslim leaders discuss Brexit and a growing generation of youth On 17th July 2016, the Muslim Council of Britain elected its sixth Secretary General, Mr Harun Rashid Khan. It also elected as Deputy Secretary General, Dr Omer El Hamdoon. (Full bio’s below). … Read More

Independent Investigation – Interim Report

17 July 2016 Following the Secretary General’s call on 14th April 2016 for an independent inquiry to review allegations made about one of MCB’s affiliates, Aalami Majlise Tahaffuze Khatme Nubuwwat, also known as Stockwell Green Mosque, the MCB has now received an interim report provided by the independent panel. Dr Shuja Shafi issued the following statement: “I have now received … Read More

Refugee Aid and Relief Information

NATIONAL ORGANISATIONS Al Khair Foundation http://alkhair.org/help-refugees/ Al-Khair Foundation is a UK-based international NGO established in 2003 and aims to provide humanitarian support, international development and emergency relief in some of the world’s most deprived areas. Asylum Aid http://www.asylumaid.org.uk/ Asylum Aid works to secure protection for asylum seekers by providing free legal advice and representation, and campaigns for an asylum system that upholds … Read More

Nice Attacks: Muslim Council of Britain Condemns Yet Another Outrage in France

15 July 2016 The Muslim Council of Britain today expressed its outrage of the attacks in Nice that took place last night. Some 80 people including children are reported to have died. Dr Shuja Shafi, Secretary General of the Muslim Council of Britain said: “I condemn utterly the violence once again meted out on the people of France. They have … Read More

Theresa May: Muslim Council of Britain Welcomes New Prime Minister

13 July 2016 The Muslim Council of Britain today congratulated Theresa May as she becomes the second woman prime minister of our country. Dr Shuja Shafi, Secretary general of the Muslim Council of Britain said: “Our new prime minister takes on onerous responsibilities at an extremely challenging time for all of us. We look forward to Mrs May delivering the … Read More

Never Forget: Twenty-First Anniversary of the Srebrenica Massacre

11 July 2016 Today the Muslim Council of Britain joins the world in remembering the 21st anniversary of the genocide in Srebrenica. With over 8,000 Muslim men and boys murdered, this was the worst atrocity on European soil since the Second World War. Today we honour them and remember their suffering. The pain of Srebrenica is still etched in our … Read More