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

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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

The Niqab in Hospitals – Let Pragmatism and the Needs of the Patient Prevail

19th September 2013 The Muslim Council of Britain has been inundated today with media enquiries concerning the veil, this time in hospitals. In response, Dr Shuja Shafi, Deputy Secretary General of the Muslim Council of Britain and a senior health professional for many years issued the following statement: “In the latest twist to the ‘moral panic’ about the niqab, or face … Read More

The Niqab/Veil Debate: Old Prejudices, Same Concerns

16th September 2013 The Muslim Council of Britain today expressed its concern at the direction of the national conversation currently taking place on the niqab, the veil that covers the entire face. This follows last week’s move by Birmingham’s Metropolitan College to reverse a ban on this attire and today’s decision by a judge to require a defendant to remove her niqab. … Read More

MCB’s 16th Annual General Meeting – Manchester

Wednesday, 26 June 2013 Date: Saturday 29 June 2013 Time: 10.30am – 5.00pm Venue: British Muslim Heritage Centre (BMHC) College Road, Whalley Range Manchester, M16 8BP To register: http://mcb-agm2013observer.eventbrite.co.uk/ The sixteenth Annual General Meeting and Convention will bring together grassroots representatives of hundreds of community organisations as well as scholars, activists and social entrepreneurs to discuss community issues and explore … Read More