90% of people haven’t been inside a mosque – change that this weekend!

13 February 2018                 Most Britons know very little about Muslims as over 200 mosques open their doors on 18 February A YouGov Poll commissioned by the Muslim Council of Britain (MCB) has found that almost 70% of Britons hadn’t seen the inside of another faith’s place of worship, and almost 90% hadn’t … Read More

Launch Event: Visit My Mosque Day 2018

7 February 2018                 Open Doors, Open Mosques, Open Communities Over 200 mosques across the UK are getting set to open their doors on 18 February as part of Visit My Mosque Day 2018 with the aim of building more bridges between communities. An official launch event for press and media will be held on 15 … Read More

Darren Osborne Terrorism Verdict: Time to Take Islamophobia Seriously

1 February 2018 The Muslim Council of Britain today welcomed the guilty verdict passed on Darren Osborne, convicted of murder and attempted murder after driving a van into a group of Muslims near a north London mosque in a terrorist attack. Harun Khan, Secretary General of the Muslim Council of Britain said: “The scenes we witnessed last summer were the … Read More

The MCB shares concerns over delays in releasing bodies for burial

25 January 2018 The Muslim Council of Britain shares the concerns raised by the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan and the Board of Deputies of British Jews in relation to delays in the release of bodies post mortem. Many Muslims require the deceased to be buried as soon as is practicable after death, and that any delay can only be … Read More

Commission for Countering Extremism: Muslim Council of Britain Urges Caution

25 January 2018 The Muslim Council of Britain today expressed its grave concerns about the government’s counter-extremism strategy following its announcement of Sara Khan as the new head of the Commission for Countering Extremism. One of the tasks of the Commission will be to define already contested notions of extremism. However this appointment indicates that the task will continue to … 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

Jerusalem and Justice Undone

6 December 2017 The Muslim Council of Britain today condemned President Trump’s declared intent to move the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. The decision is a confirmation that there is little or no appetite to desire peace in the Middle East or give any sense of justice to the Palestinian people. The declaration also sends a clear message … Read More

Calls for a New Conversation on Counter-Terrorism

29 November 2017 In a speech to the UK Security Expo today, Harun Khan, Secretary General of the Muslim Council of Britain will call for a new conversation on counter-terrorism between the  government and Muslim communities. In his speech, Harun Khan will say:  “Muslims are ready, able and willing to work with all partners to challenge terrorism.” He argues how … Read More

100 Muslim Women Respond To Ofsted Proposal To Quiz Young Children Who Wear The Headscarf

23 November 2017 Today, Secretary General of the MCB, Harun Khan, has written to Ofsted Chief, Amanda Spielman, to invite her to hear the views of Muslim parents, teachers and communities directly, in response to her latest announcement of Ofsted inspectors ‘quizzing’ young girls who wear the headscarf. He writes, “Whilst there are legitimate discussions and debates amongst parents about whether young children … Read More

Ratko Mladic Sentencing – Justice Prevails

22 November 2017 Today Ratko Mladlic, ‘The Butcher of Bosnia,’ has been sentenced to life imprisonment, more than 20 years after the Srebrenica genocide in 1995 where more than 7,000 Bosniak Muslim men and boys were roundly gathered and executed. Srebrenica has been dubbed the greatest atrocity on European soil since the Second World War. Harun Khan, Secretary General of the … Read More