The Muslim Council of Britain Responds to Peter Clarke’s “Trojan Horse” Letter Report

The Muslim of Council of Britain welcomes the Education Secretary Nicola Morgan’s assurance that the government supports ‘the right of Muslim parents to be involved in their children’s schools and their commitment to take leading roles in public life.’ The Education Secretary was responding to the latest report issued by Peter Clarke, who was asked to investigate Birmingham schools following … Read More

Muslim Council Responds to Assisted Dying Bill

All faiths call for Assisted suicide to remain illegal in Britain Life should be preserved, cherished and protected Judging end of life remains controversial and inaccurate Members of the House of Lords will debate tomorrow, (18th July), Lord Falconer’s Bill on Assisted Dying. The Muslim Council of Britain joins other faith communities and doctors in believing that assisted suicide must not … Read More

Ceasefire now! End the Violence in Palestine

11 July 2014 The Muslim Council of Britain today endorsed the United Nations Secretary General’s call for a cessation of hostilities in Palestine. Over 80 Palestinians have been killed in the last five days alone, the vast majority of them innocent bystanders. Dr Shuja Shafi, Secretary General of the Muslim Council of Britain said: “Mr Ban Ki Moon is right … Read More

British Muslims welcome Ramadan: the month of discipline, compassion and solidarity

9th July 2013 From tomorrow*, British Muslims will join over a billion Muslims all over the world in a month of fasting, charity and solidarity. The Muslim Council (MCB) extends its warmest wishes to all for a blessed, spiritual and peaceful Ramadan. This year, Ramadan comes at a challenging time, both at home and abroad.  Apart from the ongoing recession affecting … Read More

British Muslims Welcome Ramadan: A month of fasting, compassion, charity

27th June 2014  From tomorrow*, British Muslims will join over a billion Muslims all over the world in a month of fasting, charity and solidarity. Key facts about Ramadan can be found here. The Muslim Council of Britain (MCB) wishes all those participating a blessed, spiritual and peaceful Ramadan. In his Ramadan message, Dr Shuja Shafi, Secretary General of the … Read More

Muslim Council of Britain Comments on The Situation in Iraq

The Muslim Council of Britain is extremely concerned with the deteriorating situation in Iraq and the human cost that is being paid by ordinary Iraqis. As we approach the holy month of Ramadan a week from now, we call for an end to the violence and pray for peace in this troubled land and region. We are concerned by reports … 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

We Need Clarity and Consistency in our Education Standards: British Muslims Respond to the Ofsted Reports of schools in Birmingham

9th June 2014 The Muslim Council of Britain (MCB) today noted its serious concern at the conduct and outcome of the Ofsted investigation into state schools in Birmingham. The investigations were ordered by the Department for Education following the circulation of what is widely believed to be a fake dossier titled “Trojan Horse” outlining a plot of a ‘Muslim takeover of … Read More

Muslim Council of Britain offers support to the government in tackling the rise in Islamophobia in Britain

28th May 2014 The Muslim Council of Britain (MCB) notes with concern the reports of rising racism in Britain, linked to the “growing hostility to immigrants and widespread Islamophobia”. The authoritative British Social Attitudes (BSA) survey, as reported by the Guardian, indicates that this is reversing the trends seen in the 1980s and 1990s. This corroborates the MCB’s previous warnings. With … Read More