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

MCB Endorses Damning Chilcot Report

7 July 2016 The Muslim Council of Britain today provided its initial response to Sir John Chilcot’s long awaited report on Britain’s involvement in the invasion  and occupation of Iraq (2003-2009). In the view of the MCB and many of our affiliates, Britain’s decision to go to war in 2003 was catastrophic: not only for the Iraqi and British lives … 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

Air Strikes in Syria Will Not Defeat Daesh – A View From British Muslims

29 November 2015 In the next few days Members of Parliament will be confronted with the choice of extending air strikes against Daesh terrorists in Syria. Following consultation with its affiliates across the country, the Muslim Council of Britain’s Secretary General, Dr Shuja Shafi, issued the following statement: “There is no doubt that Daesh, or ISIS as it is sometimes … Read More

1 in 5 Muslims and Terrorism: Muslim Council of Britain welcomes The Times Correction of Spurious and Divisive Headline

26 November 2015 The Muslim Council of Britain today welcomed the admission by The Times newspaper that its headline “One in five British Muslims has sympathy for Isis”, was misleading in failing to reflect this. Yesterday, the Muslim Council of Britain wrote to the editor of the Times pointing out the willful misrepresentation of a poll conducted by its stablemate, … Read More

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