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: … 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

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

8 December 2015 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 … 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