Srebrenica Genocide – 22 Years on

11th July 2017         Today is Srebrenica Memorial Day, a day where we remember the horrific genocide of more than 8000 Bosniak Muslims in 1995. The systematic killing based on ethnic and religious grounds horrified us all, and we cannot even begin to imagine the pain and the suffering that families faced. The Secretary General of the … Read More

After Finsbury Park: Worrying Hate Crime Incidents in the Past few Weeks

4 July 2017 The Muslim Council of Britain today highlights the shocking spate of hate crimes against Muslims in the past few weeks. In particular, two Muslim cousins suffered an acid attack in east London, leaving their faces disfigured for life. The police are treating the attack as a hate crime. We’ve also heard of how a machete-wielding man shouted … Read More

Children in Care – Research Project

Dr Sariya Cheruvallil-Contractor, Principal Investigator at Coventry University,  seeks  participants for a research project on the experiences of children of Muslim heritage as they journey through the care system in Britain. This is part of a DFE-funded project led by the charity, Penny Appeal, that aims to increase the recruitment of Muslim foster carers and adopters, so that children of Muslim … Read More

Islamophobia 2017

AbdoolKarim Vakil, former chair of MCB’s ReDoc committee is a member of the planning group for the ‘Islamophobia 2017’ project, organised jointly by the Centre for Ethnicity and Racism Studies at the University of Leeds, the Insted Consultancy, the Muslim Youthwork Foundation and ReOrient: the Journal of Critical Muslim Studies. The aims of the project are to renew awareness of the … Read More

Muslim Emergency Response Unit: Update on Support Available to Victims & Families of Grenfell Tower Fire

16 June 2017 Following the tragic event of the Grenfell Tower Fire on Wednesday 14th June an Emergency Muslim Response Unit has been coordinated with British Muslim charities and the local authorities to help to provide much needed support to the victims and families affected. Below are listed essential services for families affected, to access:   INFORMATION POINTS FOR AFFECTED … Read More

Mosques share thousands of free meals in memory of murdered MP Jo Cox this Ramadan

14 June 2016 Thousands of British Muslims are sharing free meals this Ramadan with their neighbours of all faiths and none, including many as part of the Great Get Together campaign. Hundreds of public fast opening events at mosques and Islamic centers are taking place across the UK – including many under the Great Get Together campaign this weekend on … Read More

Muslim Votes Appear to Have Made a Difference at this General Election

The Muslim Council of Britain reveals how in 39 key constituencies, Muslim communities may have had an impact. 9 June 2017 Analysis by the Muslim Council of Britain reveals the strength of Muslim communities coming out to vote at the general election yesterday. This follows earlier analysis by the Muslim Council of Britain which identified 16 constituencies where the impact of … Read More

Over 130 Imams & Religious Leaders from diverse backgrounds refuse to perform the funeral prayer for London attackers in an unprecedented move

5 June 2017 Imams and religious leaders from across the country and a range of schools of thought have come together to issue a public statement condemning the recent terror attack in London and conveying their pain at the suffering of the victims and their families. In an unprecedented move, they have not only refused to perform the traditional Islamic … Read More

We Muslims can’t combat the poison of terrorism alone

(Published in The Telegraph: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/05/23/muslims-cant-combat-poison-terrorism-alone/) By Harun Khan, Secretary-General of the Muslim Council of Britain The attack on the Manchester Arena last night was callous, horrific and barbarous. That the perpetrator or perpetrators targeted an event attended by children and young people only underscores the savagery of this incident. As a parent I look on with horror, and shudder at the thought of those … Read More