Jerusalem and Justice Undone

6 December 2017 The Muslim Council of Britain today condemned President Trump’s declared intent to move the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. The decision is a confirmation that there is little or no appetite to desire peace in the Middle East or give any sense of justice to the Palestinian people. The declaration also sends a clear message … Read More

Calls for a New Conversation on Counter-Terrorism

29 November 2017 In a speech to the UK Security Expo today, Harun Khan, Secretary General of the Muslim Council of Britain will call for a new conversation on counter-terrorism between the  government and Muslim communities. In his speech, Harun Khan will say:  “Muslims are ready, able and willing to work with all partners to challenge terrorism.” He argues how … Read More

Muslim Communities Call for Fairness not Favours as Party Manifestos are Published

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 … Read More

Record Number of Britons Show Solidarity with Muslims on Largest Ever #VisitMyMosque Day

5 February 2017 Record number of visitors share tea and biscuits with their Muslims neighbours on as third ‘Visit My Mosque’ Day comes to a close. Over 150 mosques across Britain opened their doors today for the third annual Visit My Mosque Day. With dozens if not hundreds reported to have attended each mosque, this could well be one of the largest attended open mosque … Read More

Trump’s Muslim Ban: Time for our Government to Stand Up For British Values

29 January 2017 The Muslim Council of Britain condemns the Executive Order by US President Trump to initiate a ban on people from a select few Muslim majority countries. It calls on our British government to speak out much more forcefully and stand up for the British values it supposedly seeks from others. For all intents and purposes this is … Read More

Visit My Mosque Day is Back!

#VisitMyMosque Day will be taking place 5 February 2017 and will see over 150 mosques across the UK holding open days and welcoming in their neighbours, of all faiths and none.  New Website A new website has been launched containing full details of the initiative, and allowing members of the public to also search for their nearest participating mosque. Visit … Read More

Casey Integration Review: Muslim Council of Britain’s Initial Response

5 December 2016 Today the long awaited review on integration by Dame Louise Casey has been published. Though the review has already been championed by those who pursue a divisive agenda and a hostile attitude towards Muslims, the Muslim Council of Britain will carefully consider the details of Dame Louise’s findings and offer a substantive response. In the meantime, Harun … Read More

Joint Open Letter Criticises Latest Daily Mail Scapegoating of Foreigners

4 November 2016 Today a cross section of over 50 faith leaders, civil society leaders and leading figures have signed a joint letter to Paul Dacre, editor of the Daily Mail speaking out against the paper’s divisive headline earlier this week which read ‘”Madness: As a Polish lorry driver is jailed for killing a family while on his mobile, we … Read More

Daily Telegraph: Young Muslims in Britain need to know they can belong and shine

On 18 August 2016, the Daily Telegraph published a column written by the Muslim Council of Britain’s newly-elected Secretary General, Harun Khan. An edited extract is reproduced below. Young Muslims in Britain need to know they can belong and shine Harun Khan –Secretary General of the Muslim Council of Britain In the past few years a handful of young British people have … Read More