Moazzem Begg Release: A Good Day for British Justice

1st October 2014 The Muslim Council of Britain today joined calls for an urgent investigation relating to the circumstances of Moazzam Begg’s detention and subsequent release. Mr Begg was arrested in February 2014, thus spending eight months in pre-trial detention. According to media reports, the charges related to “attending a terrorist training camp in Syria between 9 October 2012 and … Read More

British Muslims Call for Environmental Sustainability

19th September 2014 The onset of flooding in the Jammu and Kashmir regions is another wake up call to the frequency and intensity of natural disasters across the world getting more severe. By consensus in the scientific community, the threat of Global Warming will only worsen the occurrence of such catastrophes, and was cited by Prime Minister David Cameron as … Read More

Scotland Speaks: Chooses to stay within the UK

19th September 2014 The result of Scottish Referendum is before us, with 55% of voters opting to stay within the United Kingdom. The referendum witnessed a historic turnout of over 85% of the electorate, with large numbers of Scottish Muslims participating in the vote, and in the campaigns prior to the Referendum. Welcoming the result, Dr Javed Gill of the … Read More

Muslim Council of Britain Calls for the Release of Alan Henning

17th September 2014 The Muslim Council of Britain today called for the immediate release of Alan Henning without harm. Alan Henning is a British citizen who travelled to Syria in an aid convoy organised by British Muslims to help innocent civilians. Dr Shuja Shafi, Secretary General of the Muslim Council of Britain said: “Such a man should be celebrated, not … Read More

British Muslims Condemn Murder of Fellow Briton David Haines

14 September 2014 Commenting on the murder of British aid worker David Haines, Dr Shuja Shafi, Secretary General of the Muslim Council of Britain said: “British Muslims condemn unreservedly the murder of our fellow Briton, David Haines. Our deepest condolences, thoughts and prayers go out to the friends and family of Mr Haines.” “David Haines went out to the region … Read More

Muslim Council of Britain Condemns Yet Another Murder in Iraq

The Muslim Council of Britain today condemned yet another murder reportedly carried out by the so-called ‘Islamic State’ group. Dr Shuja Shafi, Secretary General of the Muslim Council of Britain said: “This depraved act is yet another illustration of how this group betrays the very principles of Islam they claim to uphold. They dishonour our faith, and sully the Islamic … Read More

Not in our Name: British Muslims Condemn the Barbarity of ISIS

20 August 2014 The Muslim Council of Britain once again condemned the actions of the so called “Islamic State in Syria and the Levant”, ISIS. Today we express once again our rebuke of this reprehensible organisation. We are horrified at the abhorrent murder of James Foley, a reporter who initially went to the region to expose the human rights abuses of … Read More

Campaign Launched to Treat Gaza’s Severely Wounded Children in UK

5 August 2014 #SaveGazaKids With at least 300 children and adolescents killed in Gaza by the Israeli Defence Force in the last month, a new campaign has been launched today to treat in the UK those children in desperate need of medical treatment. Because of the seven year siege, and current onslaught, Gaza lacks medical supplies, equipment and expertise. Today, … Read More

Muslim Council of Britain Commends Baroness Warsi Principled Resignation over Gaza

5th August 2014 The Muslim Council of Britain commended Baroness Sayeeda Warsi who resigned today as Senior Minister of State for Faith and  Communities. Baroness Warsi resigned from government by stating: “I can no longer support Government policy over Gaza.” Dr Shuja Shafi, Secretary General of the Muslim Council of Britain, praised Baroness Warsi over her decision and paid tribute … Read More

British Muslims Urge Prime Minister to Act on Gaza

1 August 2014 Over a 100 community leaders, activists, business leaders and scholars from across the British Muslim community* put their name to a joint letter to David Cameron urging the Government to act decisively to stop the indiscriminate slaughter of Palestinians. The civilian casualties are increasing daily, with over 1,400 dead women, children and men. The letter represents a consensus view from … Read More