Shock after Two Mosques in Birmingham Attacked with Catapults

17 August 2018 The Muslim Council of Britain is deeply concerned after two mosques in Birmingham were hit with catapults yesterday, 16 August. It has been reported that police officers were called to Masjid Qamarul Islam mosque in Small Heath, at about 10pm on Wednesday night, and then the Al-hijrah mosque, a half a mile away, around 20 minutes later. … Read More

Commemorating Srebrenica Genocide 23 Years On

11th July 2018 Twenty three years ago today more than 8000 Bosniak Muslim men and boys were systematically killed based on ethnic and religious grounds by Bosnian Serb forces under the rule of President Slobodan Milosevic and General Ratko Mladic. The genocide has been dubbed as the worst atrocity since the Second World War. Every year, further remains are found in mass … Read More

Finsbury Park Attack – One Year On

19 June 2018 A year ago today, Darren Osbourne, a far right sympathiser hired a rented van to deliberately drive into Muslim worshippers outside the Muslim Welfare House as they finished their prayers,  killing 51 year old Makram Ali and injuring 12 other worshippers in a devastating terror attack. Our solidarity, prayers and thoughts are with the victims and their families at this difficult time. … Read More

Darren Osborne Terrorism Verdict: Time to Take Islamophobia Seriously

1 February 2018 The Muslim Council of Britain today welcomed the guilty verdict passed on Darren Osborne, convicted of murder and attempted murder after driving a van into a group of Muslims near a north London mosque in a terrorist attack. Harun Khan, Secretary General of the Muslim Council of Britain said: “The scenes we witnessed last summer were the … Read More

MCB Stands in Solidarity with Belfast Islamic Centre

23 December 2017 It has been brought to our attention that the Belfast Islamic Centre, an affiliate of the MCB has been attacked again today, following an incident with Britain First a few weeks ago. Worshippers found parts of a pig left at the mosque today. This incident follows several faced by Muslim communities in Belfast including women being threatened, … Read More

Muslim Surgeon Stabbed Outside Altrincham Mosque

Following news about a stabbing of a prominent Muslim surgeon, who was attacked outside Altrincham Mosque in Manchester on 24th September, the Secretary General of the MCB, Harun Khan, said: “We are shocked to hear of the stabbing of a prominent Muslim surgeon outside Altrincham Mosque today in what the Greater Manchester police have described as a hate crime. We … Read More

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