Prime Minister’s Apology to Imam Suliman Ghani: Muslim Council of Britain Calls for an Inquiry into Islamophobia in the Conservative Party

11th May 2016 The Muslim Council of Britain today welcomed the Prime Minister’s apology to Imam Suliman Ghani, a south London imam who was falsely accused by the Prime Minister of supporting Daesh terrorists. The allegation was also repeated by the Defence Secretary. Dr Shuja Shafi, Secretary General of the Muslim Council of Britain said: “I welcome the Prime Minister’s … Read More

Channel 4 and Mr Phillips Won’t Tell You “What British Muslims Really Think” – Reaction from the Muslim Council of Britain

14 April 2016 The Muslim Council of Britain today issued the following reaction to the build-up to and broadcast of the programme “What British Muslims Really Think?” aired on Channel 4 on 13 April 2016. The programme claimed to present ‘the most detailed and comprehensive survey of British Muslim opinion yet’, based on polling conducted by ICM. Responding to the … 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

Are Muslims ‘Silent on Terror’? The Muslim Council of Britain Responds to The Times

28 December 2015 – The Times has published a shortened version of a letter sent by the Muslim Council of Britain. The letter responded to the newspaper’s incendiary frontage headline which stated that Muslims were ‘Silent on Terror’. The Times made this claim because of reports of low referrals by Muslim communities to the government’s controversial Prevent programme, and a resolve … Read More

Donald Trump Does Not Represent the America We Know

The Muslim Council of Britain today condemned the remarks made by US Presidential candidate Donald Trump where he proposed that the United States ban all Muslims entering that great country. The MCB supports calls for those laws banning people who spread hatred to be applied to Mr Trump, and rejects his assertions that London has no-go areas: “We have been told that those … Read More

Attempted Arson Attack at Finsbury Park Mosque

On the evening of Friday 27th November 2015, shortly after Isha prayers, there was an attempted arson attack on Finsbury Park Mosque, an affiliate of the MCB. Thankfully, the fire burnt out and did not harm anyone or cause damage to the mosque. Dr Shuja Shafi, Secretary General of the MCB said, “If the fire had managed to spread, it … Read More

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