Boris Johnson’s Islamophobia: Tory Leadership has Urgent Questions to Answer

7 August 2018 Today the Muslim Council of Britain calls on the Conservatives to respond to serious concerns of Islamophobia in the party, especially after Boris Johnson made unacceptable remarks comparing Muslim women who wear the niqab to letterboxes and bank robbers. The intentional usage of the words in a national newspaper appear to be to pander to the far … Read More

MCB Response to Boris Johnson’s Comments on the Niqab

6 August 2018 Boris Johnson rightly opposes the Danish ban on the niqab but denigrates the minority of women who choose to wear it. He described them as looking like “letter boxes” or “bank robbers” – in language that would not be used about other faiths. His comments are particularly regrettable in this current climate, where Islamophobia and anti-Muslim hatred … Read More

Commemorating Srebrenica Genocide 23 Years On

11th July 2018 Twenty three years ago today more than 8000 Bosniak Muslim men and boys were systematically killed based on ethnic and religious grounds by Bosnian Serb forces under the rule of President Slobodan Milosevic and General Ratko Mladic. The genocide has been dubbed as the worst atrocity since the Second World War. Every year, further remains are found in mass … Read More

Attend the MCB’s 21st AGM!

Join the Muslim Council of Britain at its Annual General Meeting on Sunday 8th July, in London – an opportunity to witness an election, network with organisations and individuals from across the UK and be informed of the ongoing projects of the MCB!   MCB Affiliates have been sent a documentation pack by post, including the AGM Programme.  Please complete the delegate forms and … Read More

Finsbury Park Attack – One Year On

19 June 2018 A year ago today, Darren Osbourne, a far right sympathiser hired a rented van to deliberately drive into Muslim worshippers outside the Muslim Welfare House as they finished their prayers,  killing 51 year old Makram Ali and injuring 12 other worshippers in a devastating terror attack. Our solidarity, prayers and thoughts are with the victims and their families at this difficult time. … Read More

Eid Message 2018 – From the Secretary General

On behalf of the Muslim Council of Britain, I would like to wish you all a joyous Eid. After spending a month fasting and much reflection, we have been blessed with such an opportunity to renew our sense of purpose, and re-evaluate our values of gratitude and charity. My colleagues and I have attended many iftar events across the UK, … Read More

Reception and Dinner in Honour of Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim

Dato’ Sri Anwar Ibrahim,  was guest of honour at a (iftar) dinner jointly hosted by the Muslim Council of Britain, the East London Mosque Trust and Think Forum held at the London Muslim Centre in Whitechapel, on Sunday 10th June 2018. He is a leader of the Pakatan Harapan coalition, which recently won the nation’s general election, leading to the … Read More