Home Office Parliamentary Committee Report on Radicalisation: Muslim Council of Britain Welcomes Findings

25th August 2016 The Muslim Council of Britain today welcomed the overall findings of the House of Commons Home Affairs Committee report on radicalisation. The MCB supports calls for a review of the Prevent strand of the Counter-Terrorism strategy, and the Committee’s call for full and wide engagement with all sections of the Muslim community, including at grassroots level—and not … 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

Keep Our Country Safe By Uniting Communities

13th May 2015 In response to the government announcement of proposed new counter-terrorism measures, on 13 May 2015 Dr Shuja Shafi, Secretary General of the Muslim Council of Britain issued the following statement: “Any initiative to keep our country safe is welcomed. The scourge of terrorism affects us all. We all must challenge acts of terrorism and ideas and the … Read More

Muslim Council of Britain Congratulates David Cameron on Election Result

8th May 2015 The Muslim Council of Britain today congratulated Prime Minister David Cameron for securing a second term as Prime Minister, leading his Conservative Party to a majority victory. Dr Shuja Shafi said: “I congratulate the Prime Minister for the success of his party. The electoral map changed dramatically last night and I hope Mr Cameron and his party … Read More

We Need Tough, Evidence-Based Counter-Terrorism Strategies

23rd March 2015 Responding to the Home Secretary’s speech today, the Muslim Council of Britain issued the following statement: “Over the years, Muslims in Britain have spoken out against terrorism with one voice. Not only do such acts sully the faith the perpetrators claim to speak for, they also ruin lives within Muslim communities. We have consistently argued that the … Read More

Muslim Council Pleased to Support National Council for Voluntary Youth Services ‘Stop, Look and Listen’ campaign

The MCB is very pleased to endorse the National Council for Voluntary Youth Services (NCVYS) “Stop, Look & Listen National Safeguarding Campaign”. The purpose of the campaign is for everyone to take stock and reflect on their safeguarding policies, procedures and practices. More information is available on the NCVYS website link and we strongly encourage your organisation to take part. … Read More

MCB Briefing on the Counter Terrorism and Security Bill

The Muslim Council of Britain believes that the Counter Terrorism and Security Bill, as it currently stands, runs the risk of at best being ineffective in its aim of keeping our nation safe, and at worst counter-productive. In line with a number of civil liberty and community organisations, the MCB has expressed its deep concern that the Bill involves a … Read More