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

President Trump Sharing Anti-Muslim Videos from Britain First

29 November 2017 Today, the Muslim Council of Britain has commented on President Trump sharing anti-Muslim videos on Twitter, from the far right group, Britain First: “This is the clearest endorsement yet from the US President of the far-right and their vile anti-Muslim propaganda. We cannot give such bigotry a free pass. We hope our Prime Minister and Home Secretary … 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

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