Concerns Raised About Election of New US President

9 November 2016 Following the election of Mr Donald Trump as the 45th president of the United States, Harun Khan, Secretary General of the Muslim Council of Britain issued the following statement: “The people of the United States have clearly spoken and I congratulate Mr Trump”. “There is however, a justifiable concern about his election. It is hugely worrying that … Read More

MCB Endorses Damning Chilcot Report

7 July 2016 The Muslim Council of Britain today provided its initial response to Sir John Chilcot’s long awaited report on Britain’s involvement in the invasion  and occupation of Iraq (2003-2009). In the view of the MCB and many of our affiliates, Britain’s decision to go to war in 2003 was catastrophic: not only for the Iraqi and British lives … Read More

MCB AGM – Sunday 7th June 2015

The MCB’s 18th AGM & Convention in Birmingham on Sunday 7th June is tackling key issues affecting our community and society at large: the impact of counter-terrorism legislation and community responses, the every-day social realities and preparing for the challenges ahead, responding to youth activism, on-going campaigns. Speakers and panellists  include: Nazir Afzal OBE (former Chief Crown Prosecutor) Talat Ahmed (MCB’s … Read More

Muslim Council of Britain Writes to Metropolitan Police Commissioner On Senior Officer’s Comments on Radicalisation

26th May 2015 Following comments over the weekend by a senior Metropolitan Police officer who suggested that signs of increased religiosity and an aversion to the store Marks & Spencers could be signs of extremism, the Muslim Council of Britain has written to the Metropolitan Police Commissioner stating that such comments ‘demonstrate a startling disconnect between the police and Muslim … Read More

Keep Our Country Safe By Uniting Communities

13th May 2015 In response to the government announcement of proposed new counter-terrorism measures, on 13 May 2015 Dr Shuja Shafi, Secretary General of the Muslim Council of Britain issued the following statement: “Any initiative to keep our country safe is welcomed. The scourge of terrorism affects us all. We all must challenge acts of terrorism and ideas and the … Read More

We Need Tough, Evidence-Based Counter-Terrorism Strategies

23rd March 2015 Responding to the Home Secretary’s speech today, the Muslim Council of Britain issued the following statement: “Over the years, Muslims in Britain have spoken out against terrorism with one voice. Not only do such acts sully the faith the perpetrators claim to speak for, they also ruin lives within Muslim communities. We have consistently argued that the … Read More

MCB Briefing on the Counter Terrorism and Security Bill

The Muslim Council of Britain believes that the Counter Terrorism and Security Bill, as it currently stands, runs the risk of at best being ineffective in its aim of keeping our nation safe, and at worst counter-productive. In line with a number of civil liberty and community organisations, the MCB has expressed its deep concern that the Bill involves a … Read More