Muslim Council of Britain Launches Campaign to Highlight Muslim Condemnation of Terrorism Everywhere

18th November 2015 Today the Muslim Council of Britain took out an advert in the national press to underscore the united condemnation Muslims have of terrorism, especially after the Paris attacks last Friday. Dr Shuja Shafi, Secretary General of the Muslim Council of Britain said “The advert aims to highlight how Muslims everywhere have consistently and without reservation spoken out … Read More

Vigil in Solidarity with the People of Paris

Date and Time: Saturday 14 November 2014, 1830 Place: Trafalgar Square, London Faith communities, including the Christian-Muslim Forum and the Muslim Council of Britain, organised a silent vigil at Trafalgar Square at 6:30pm, Saturday 15, to remember those who have been killed in Paris. Attendees took with them tea lights and blue, white and red flowers. Catriona Robertson, the Director of the Christian-Muslim … Read More

A Statement of Solidarity from British Muslim communities

14 November 2015 We are profoundly saddened by the loss of innocent lives in Paris, and our deepest condolences are with the family and friends of the victims, and the French nation. Britons of all backgrounds, of every faith, every denomination, and none, are horrified by what we have learned, and are determined that those who seek to divide our diverse … Read More

Horrific Attacks in Paris: Muslim Council of Britain Responds

Following the murderous attacks in Paris on Friday 13 November, the Muslim Council of Britain’s Secretary General Dr Shuja Shafi issued the following statement: ““The attacks once again in Paris are horrific and abhorrent, and we condemn this violence in the strongest possible terms. My thoughts and prayers for the families of those killed and injured and for the people … Read More

British Muslims Explore Community-led Responses to Terrorism and Extremism

London | Thursday 12 October 2014 1100-1700 Exploring the issues of extremism and examine credible responses to the issues of terrorism. Muslim activists and leaders gathered in London on 12 November in a special conference convened by the Muslim Council of Britain. It included a wide range of diverse voices from different parts of the British Muslim community. Audience participation … Read More

Countering Extremism: MCB gives evidence to the Home Affairs Committee

On Tuesday 27 October 2015, Muslim Council of Britain Deputy Secretary General Harun Khan, and Assistant Secretary Generals Ameena Blake and Miqdaad Versi gave evidence to the House of Commons Home Affairs Select Committee on the impact of the ‪Prevent‬ strategy and the proposed Counter-Extremism Bill on communites, as well as discuss proposed approaches to tackle ‪Islamophobia

The Government, Prevent and Muslim Communities

MCB Assistant Secretary General, Miqdaad Versi, argues that the government should engage with a diverse range of Muslim groups and broader civil society – will highlight how ‪#‎Prevent‬ strategy has alienated Muslim communities across the UK, and is likely to be counter-productive

‘One Nation Counter-Extremism Strategy’ Risks Further Undermining Fight Against Terrorism

19 October 2015 * Government strategy based on flawed analysis says Britain’s largest Muslim organisation * Could be counter-productive and risks alienating Muslim communities * Calls for transparency as public funds go to questionable counter-extremism initiatives * Conference next month to examine community led responses to challenge of terrorism Following the government’s announcement of a new ‘Counter-Extremism Strategy’, the latest … Read More

Prime Minister’s Speech on Extremism: Muslim Council of Britain Makes Initial Response

20th July 2015 In response to the Prime Minister’s speech in Birmingham, Dr Shuja Shafi, Secretary General of the Muslim Council of Britain, issued the following statement: “We support sound evidence-based measures that confront terrorism effectively. Muslims across the world and in our country in particular, find the conduct and values of Daesh to be abhorrent. We agree with the Prime Minister that … Read More