Muslim Council of Britain Holds National Council Meeting 12 September 2015

The Muslim Council of Britain held its National Council meeting on 12 September 2015 at the headquarters of its affiliate Dawatul Islam UK & Eire in London. The National Council is the highest decision making meeting body of the MCB. The Council issued the following resolutions: 1.  The National Council expressed deep concern about the issue of terrorism and the … Read More

Remembering Srebrenica Genocide – 20 years on

10th July 2015 On 11th July 2015, we remember. Twenty years ago on this day, more than 8,000 Bosniak Muslim men and boys were brutally massacred in Srebrenica, despite being in a UN-protected safe area. When under attack, Muslim Bosnians had fled to the Dutch peacekeeping base in Potocari for protection. The Bosnian Serb forces arrived, led by Serbian war criminal, Radko … Read More

British Muslims Hope for Peace in Iraq and Syria

26 September 2014 Today, MPs will return to Parliament to discuss intervention in Iraq and Syria. While there may be multiple views about the merits of using our military once again in Iraq, Muslims are united in their revulsion of  the terrorist acts carried out by ISIS. As the numerous heartfelt responses from Alan Henning’s colleagues have shown, Muslims  abhor the way ISIS has dishonoured … Read More

Five Things You Can Do to Help the People of Gaza

So far, the people of Gaza are earning a respite from the brutality of the Israeli war machine. We pray to Allah that the guns are silent for longer. In the meantime, the people of Gaza are counting the cost of this conflict, hospitals and shelters have been bombed, and the Israeli siege on Gaza means essential supplies are hard … Read More

Muslim Council of Britain Comments on Minorities in Iraq

The Muslim Council of Britain (MCB) is increasingly disturbed by the serious and deteriorating humanitarian situation in northern Iraq. We reiterate our previous unequivocal condemnation of the violence perpetrated by ISIS (here) with the “depth and scale of barbarity attributed to ISIS” being “particularly unconscionable”. In the last few weeks the violence has escalated, pushing the number of internally displaced … 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

Muslim Council of Britain Commends Baroness Warsi Principled Resignation over Gaza

5th August 2014 The Muslim Council of Britain commended Baroness Sayeeda Warsi who resigned today as Senior Minister of State for Faith and  Communities. Baroness Warsi resigned from government by stating: “I can no longer support Government policy over Gaza.” Dr Shuja Shafi, Sectetary General of the Muslim Council of Britain, praised Baroness Warsi over her decision and paid tribute … 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