Srebrenica Genocide – 22 Years on

11th July 2017         Today is Srebrenica Memorial Day, a day where we remember the horrific genocide of more than 8000 Bosniak Muslims in 1995. The systematic killing based on ethnic and religious grounds horrified us all, and we cannot even begin to imagine the pain and the suffering that families faced. The Secretary General of the … 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: http://thisiswhatyouhavedone.uk/ … Read More

Murder in Glasgow: Muslim Council of Britain Condemns Religiously Aggravated Attack

26 March 2016 The Muslim Council of Britain today condemned the murder of Glasgow resident Asad Shah,  killed yesterday in Scotland. Dr Shuja Shafi, Secretary General of the Muslim Council of Britain said: “I condemn the murder of Asad Shah that took place in Glasgow. I understand the perpetrator of this religiously aggrevated crime has been arrested and charged. There … Read More

Muslim Council of Britain Welcomes Sentencing of Radovan Karadzic

The Muslim Council of Britain welcomes the sentencing of Radovan Karadzic, the Bosnian Serb leader found guilty of genocide and war crimes during the 1992-95 war. His most notorious crime was responsibility for the Bosnian Serb forces who massacred more than 8,000 Bosnian Muslim men and boys in Srebrenica. Dr Shuja Shafi, Secretary General of the Muslim Council of Britain … Read More

Dismay at Murder of Woman Who Wore Muslim Dress

18th June 2014 The Muslim Council of Britain is dismayed to learn that a Muslim woman has been stabbed to death in the early hours of Tuesday morning on the outskirts of Colchester. The 30-year-old woman, who was walking on the Salary Brook Trail in Essex, was said to be wearing a blue Abaya and a Hijab. There are reports … Read More

Lapshyn Murder: Anti-Muslim Terrorism and the Extremism that Feeds it

25th October 2013 The Muslim Council of Britain today welcomed the sentencing of Pavlo Lapshyn who has been sent to jail for murdering an elderly British Muslim man and attempting to blow up mosques. There are many lessons to be drawn from this case: the response of the authorities, and our collective unwillingness to treat anti-Muslim hatred seriously. Lapshyn’s terrorist activities … Read More