1 in 5 Muslims and Terrorism: Muslim Council of Britain welcomes The Times Correction of Spurious and Divisive Headline

26 November 2015 The Muslim Council of Britain today welcomed the admission by The Times newspaper that its headline “One in five British Muslims has sympathy for Isis”, was misleading in failing to reflect this. Yesterday, the Muslim Council of Britain wrote to the editor of the Times pointing out the willful misrepresentation of a poll conducted by its stablemate, … Read More

Countering Extremism: MCB gives evidence to the Home Affairs Committee

On Tuesday 27 October 2015, Muslim Council of Britain Deputy Secretary General Harun Khan, and Assistant Secretary Generals Ameena Blake and Miqdaad Versi gave evidence to the House of Commons Home Affairs Select Committee on the impact of the ‪Prevent‬ strategy and the proposed Counter-Extremism Bill on communites, as well as discuss proposed approaches to tackle ‪Islamophobia

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

Islamophobic Hate Crimes Soar in London: Time for a National Response

7th September 2015 Dr Shuja Shafi, Secretary General of the Muslim Council of Britain today gave the following reaction to news that Islamophobic hate crime has soared by some 70% according to figures from the Metropolitan Police: “The rise in Islamophobic hate crimes should be a concern for us all. The fact that Muslim women bear the brunt of attacks … Read More

Muslim Council of Britain Speaks out Against Another Islamophobic Murder

The Muslim Council of Britain today speaks out at the latest spate of violent attacks against Muslims, seemingly undertaken because of the professed Islamic faith of the victims. We were shocked to learn of the death last night of 81 year old Muhsin Ahmed, who was attacked on his way to prayers at a mosque in Rotherham. The Muslim Council of … Read More

Muslim Council Concerned at Recent Islamophobic Attacks in August 2015

Passing of Grandfather Brutally Attacked in Rotherham on Way to Mosque Date of Incident: 10 August 2015 It is with great sadness and shock we hear about the death of 81 year old Muhsin Ahmed who was brutally attacked in the early hours of Monday 10th August while he was on his way to the mosque. Our thoughts and prayers … Read More

Brutal Attack of 81 Year Old Muslim Man

We are shocked to hear about the brutal attack of an 81 year old Muslim man on his way to the mosque in Rotherham. We are yet to understand whether this was an Islamophobic attack due to his faith. The MCB is trying to ascertain information from the local community and police, and will put an update here in due course.

Prime Minister’s Speech on Extremism: Muslim Council of Britain Makes Initial Response

20th July 2015 In response to the Prime Minister’s speech in Birmingham, Dr Shuja Shafi, Secretary General of the Muslim Council of Britain, issued the following statement: “We support sound evidence-based measures that confront terrorism effectively. Muslims across the world and in our country in particular, find the conduct and values of Daesh to be abhorrent. We agree with the Prime Minister that … 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