THE IMPACT OF BORIS JOHNSON’S COMMENTS THIS WEEK

11 August 2018 Since Boris Johnson’s Islamophobic remarks comparing Muslim women who wear the niqab to robbers and letterboxes, his words have had a negative and potentially dangerous effect on Muslim women and Muslims generally. On LBC radio, a Muslim woman recounted her experience of being abused on the street and mocked by being compared to a letterbox. A Muslim … Read More

National Conference Kick Starts Consultation for Better Mosques

20 January 2018 Mosque leaders from across the country joined a major national conference today exploring the evolving role of mosques in 21st century Britain. Organised by the Muslim Council of Britain, the UK’s largest Muslim umbrella body, the conference kick-starts a community consultation process aimed at developing an institutionalised approach to excellence amongst Britain’s mosques. The ‘Our Mosques, Our … Read More

Muslim Communities Call for Fairness not Favours as Party Manifestos are Published

17 May 2017 The Muslim Council of Britain today launched a list of 8 key issues affecting Muslim communities, together with its election document “Fairness not Favours” and a draft Friday sermon to support Imams who wish to encourage their congregations to get involved in the political process. Harun Khan, Secretary General of the Muslim Council of Britain, called on … Read More

Muslim Council of Britain welcomes report on Employment Opportunities for Muslims in the UK

11th August 2016 Research for over a decade has highlighted the ‘Muslim penalty’ facing men and women with respect to economic activity and unemployment. This report, based on wide communities’ consultation by the Women and Equalities Committee, pushes this important issue up the political agenda. The Committee Chair, Ms Maria Miller MP, noted that “the evidence showing that it was … Read More

Integration Needs to Take Place Beyond the Lens of Security

18 January 2016 The Muslim Council of Britain today welcomed the Prime Minister’s call for more efforts to have English taught, but it cautioned against the language used to make such calls, and links to securitisation. Dr Shuja Shafi, Secretary General of the Muslim Council of Britain said: “The Prime Minister is absolutely right in wanting English to be taught … Read More

Muslim Council of Britain speaks out Against Female Genital Mutilation

19th June 2014 The Muslim Council of Britain (MCB), FORWARD (a UK based African women’s support and campaigning organisation) in association with The Muslim Spiritual Care Provision in the NHS (MSCP) have developed a resource about Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) and Islam. Dr Shuja Shafi, Secretary General of the Muslim Council of Britain has said: “We at the MCB are … Read More

Dismay at Murder of Woman Who Wore Muslim Dress

18th June 2014 The Muslim Council of Britain is dismayed to learn that a Muslim woman has been stabbed to death in the early hours of Tuesday morning on the outskirts of Colchester. The 30-year-old woman, who was walking on the Salary Brook Trail in Essex, was said to be wearing a blue Abaya and a Hijab. There are reports … Read More

Muslim Council of Britain celebrates British Muslim Women on International Women’s Day

Muslim Council of Britain celebrates British Muslim Women on International Women’s Day 7th March 2014 The Muslim Council of Britain celebrate the unprecedented numbers of British Muslim women involved in public life such as: Rushanara Ali MP, Yasmin Qureshi MP and Shabana Mahmood MP; as well as Baroness Warsi, Baroness Lady Uddin and Baroness Lady Hussin-Ece in the House of Lords. Muslim women are … Read More