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

Message of Condolence – The Passing Away of Muhammad Sajid Baig

11 April 2017 It is with great sadness we inform you that our beloved brother and National Council member, Muhammad Sajid Baig, sadly passed away on the evening of 08 April 2017 following a sudden heart attack whilst attending Maghrib prayer at his local mosque in Burnley.  An IT professional, aged only 43 years old, he was an active council member, … Read More

Prevent: Safeguarding or Spying? – EVENT

A panel discussion of leaders from Law, Education and Health professions.   Speakers: Max Hill QC, Hashi Mohammed, Kevin Courtney, Ismet Rawat and Dr Derek Summerfield Date: Friday 28 April 2017 Time: 6.45pm – 8.30pm Venue: Abrar House, 45 Crawford Place, London, W1H 4LP Tickets:  Free   ‘Prevent’ is one of the four elements of ‘Contest’, the UK Government’s Counter … Read More

Together We Can Tackle Child Abuse

  Together, we can tackle child abuse is a Government campaign to raise awareness and encourage members of the public to report child abuse and neglect. The campaign aims to encourage the public to report their concerns in order to get help to children more quickly. The core audience is parents aged 25-40. Research shows that this group is most … Read More

Call for Scholarship Applications for Masters in Social, Therapeutic and Community Studies

Aziz Foundation Masters Scholarships: Developing Community Services Professionals from British Muslim Communities The Foundation is offering two Masters scholarships for the 2017-18 academic year at Goldsmiths, University of London. The scholarships offer a unique opportunity for exceptional individuals active in British Muslim communities and interested in how the needs of these communities may be met through community development and services. … Read More

Sun Apologises For Falsely Stating Muslims Think 75% of UK is Islamic

After the Sun published its article on the Casey Review, like other outlets, the Sun falsely claimed in an article headline: ‘British Muslims are so cut off from society they think 75% of UK is Islamic’. After this was challenged by Miqdaad Versi from the MCB, the Sun initially corrected its article to from ‘Muslims’ to ‘Asians’. However, this was … Read More

Express Admits ‘Specifics’ in Voter Fraud Article

In December 2016, the Express published an article on voter fraud and wrongly implied that the Government is specifically targeting Muslims in their drive to stop voter fraud registration. After this was challenged by Miqdaad Versi from the MCB, the Express admitted that the Government did not specifically imply Muslims.

Express Admits False Article on Migrants

In February 2017, the Express published a flat-out false article on migrants which claimed that 900 migrants carried out sex attacks in Germany’. After a complaint sent by Miqdaad Versi, MCB’s Assistant Secretary General, the Express retracted its article and rewrote it with the actual facts with an acknowledgment of their error on the complaints page. They failed to issue an … Read More

MailOnline Apologies and Changes False Headline About Muslims

In January 2017, the MailOnline falsely claimed a gunman had shouted ‘Allahu Akbar’ in a supermarket attack in Spain. After a complaint made by Assistant Secretary General, Miqdaad Versi, the MailOnline published an apology and corrected their headline.