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

Essex Mosque holds first ever open day despite arson attack

          25 September 2017 A small mosque in Essex opened its doors to over 250 neighbours of all faiths and none last Saturday in the aftermath of attacks on its property. Al-Falah Islamic Centre in Braintree, Essex, suffered an attempted arson attack by two attackers in January 2017 who were identified on CCTV and a previous ‘smoke grenade’ attack in … Read More

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