Finsbury Park Attack – One Year On

19 June 2018 A year ago today, Darren Osbourne, a far right sympathiser hired a rented van to deliberately drive into Muslim worshippers outside the Muslim Welfare House as they finished their prayers,  killing 51 year old Makram Ali and injuring 12 other worshippers in a devastating terror attack. Our solidarity, prayers and thoughts are with the victims and their families at this difficult time. … Read More

Telegraph Letter on Tory Islamophobia

9 June 2018 After an article was published in the Daily Telegraph (6 June) attacking the MCB for calling for an inquiry into Islamophobia in the Conservative Party, the MCB sent the letter below which has been published in the Telegraph today: Tory Islamophobia SIR – Last week we highlighted the problem of Islamophobia in the Conservative Party. Rather than … Read More

Leave.EU Pretends to Fight Anti-Semitism by Deploying Islamophobia

Yesterday the Leave.EU campaign chose to publish a shocking tweet scapegoating Muslims. Supposedly put out to fight against anti-semitism, the tweet instead deployed Islamophobic tropes to garner support.   In response, the Muslim Council of Britain’s Secretary general has issued the following letter to the Leave.EU campaign. Liz Bilney CEO Leave.EU Lysander House, Catbrain Lane, Cribbs Causeway, Bristol BS10 7TQ … Read More

National Conference Kick Starts Consultation for Better Mosques

20 January 2018 Mosque leaders from across the country joined a major national conference today exploring the evolving role of mosques in 21st century Britain. Organised by the Muslim Council of Britain, the UK’s largest Muslim umbrella body, the conference kick-starts a community consultation process aimed at developing an institutionalised approach to excellence amongst Britain’s mosques. The ‘Our Mosques, Our … Read More

MCB Stands in Solidarity with Belfast Islamic Centre

23 December 2017 It has been brought to our attention that the Belfast Islamic Centre, an affiliate of the MCB has been attacked again today, following an incident with Britain First a few weeks ago. Worshippers found parts of a pig left at the mosque today. This incident follows several faced by Muslim communities in Belfast including women being threatened, … 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

Annual General Meeting 2017

The Muslim Council of Britain held its twentieth Annual General Meeting on 15th July 2017 at the Muath Trust in Birmingham. The attendance comprised about 180 delegates of affiliates and observers, getting together for an opportunity to receive reports from office bearers, provide comments and seek further information on MCB’s work, as well as hear from distinguished speakers including Wadah … Read More

Muslim Surgeon Stabbed Outside Altrincham Mosque

Following news about a stabbing of a prominent Muslim surgeon, who was attacked outside Altrincham Mosque in Manchester on 24th September, the Secretary General of the MCB, Harun Khan, said: “We are shocked to hear of the stabbing of a prominent Muslim surgeon outside Altrincham Mosque today in what the Greater Manchester police have described as a hate crime. We … Read More