After Finsbury Park: Worrying Hate Crime Incidents in the Past few Weeks

4 July 2017 The Muslim Council of Britain today highlights the shocking spate of hate crimes against Muslims in the past few weeks. In particular, two Muslim cousins suffered an acid attack in east London, leaving their faces disfigured for life. The police are treating the attack as a hate crime. We’ve also heard of how a machete-wielding man shouted … Read More

Terror Attack on Worshippers Leaving Prayers at Finsbury Park

19 June 2017 The Muslim Council of Britain today condemned what is widely being described as a terror attack that has taken place at Finsbury Park in London. The incident took place outside the Muslim Welfare House on Seven Sisters Road, not the nearby Finsbury Park Mosque. According to eye witness accounts and videos taken after the incident, it appears … Read More

Islamophobia 2017

AbdoolKarim Vakil, former chair of MCB’s ReDoc committee is a member of the planning group for the ‘Islamophobia 2017’ project, organised jointly by the Centre for Ethnicity and Racism Studies at the University of Leeds, the Insted Consultancy, the Muslim Youthwork Foundation and ReOrient: the Journal of Critical Muslim Studies. The aims of the project are to renew awareness of the … Read More

Muslim Communities Call for Fairness not Favours as Party Manifestos are Published

17 May 2017 The Muslim Council of Britain today launched a list of 8 key issues affecting Muslim communities, together with its election document “Fairness not Favours” and a draft Friday sermon to support Imams who wish to encourage their congregations to get involved in the political process. Harun Khan, Secretary General of the Muslim Council of Britain, called on … Read More

Celebrating Strength in Working Together, Cherishing Diversity and Unity

            26 April 2017 The Muslim Council of Britain celebrated the strength in uniting for the common good, with civil society leaders, interfaith, politics, business and the community at its eighth Muslim Leadership Dinner yesterday, at the Millenium Hotel in Mayfair. The evening celebrated the work of the late MP Jo Cox who was brutally … Read More

Rise in attacks against Muslims: Muslim Council of Britain calls for political leadership on worrying growth in Islamophobia

19 December 2016 The Muslim Council of Britain has today written to major British leaders to stand in solidarity with Muslim communities following a week where there have been a number of public attacks targeting Muslims. Writing to the leaders of all national political parties, the letter highlights three incidents from last week: In London, a knife-wielding man shouted “I want … 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

European Union Referendum Result: Time to Heal Divisions

24 June 2016 As the results of the European Union Referendum are now known and Muslims have voted on both sides of the debate, Dr Shuja Shafi, Secretary General of the Muslim Council of Britain has issued the following statement: “Clearly this Referendum has shown that there is disenchantment not only with the European Union but also with the way politics is … Read More