Halal Meat in the UK

8th May 2014 Once again the last few days has seen a number of headlines on halal food. Some of them are misinformed and some are simply there to generate unnecessary hysteria. Many faiths place an emphasis on meat, and food in general, to be “pure and wholesome”, a broad concept which takes a holistic approach to the processes of rearing and consumption … Read More

Education and Muslims: End this Witch-Hunt of British Muslims

The Muslim Council of Britain today called for an end to weeks of speculation that smears British Muslims involved in schools and the education system. It also raised concerns of the appointment of a former counter-terrorism official to look into this school governance matter. For weeks now, British Muslims have borne the brunt of allegations that state schools are the … Read More

Muslim Council of Britain urges Imams to speak out against domestic abuse this Friday

19th March 2014 The Muslim Council of Britain today endorses a national campaign to encourage its affiliated mosques to speak out against domestic violence during this week’s Friday sermon (khutbah). Farooq Murad, Secretary General of the Muslim Council of Britain said: “One case of domestic abuse is one too many. We must have a zero tolerance attitude.  There can never be any justification … Read More

Muslim Council of Britain celebrates British Muslim Women on International Women’s Day

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

Let’s Stop the Scaremongering Around Religious Slaughter and Face the Facts

7th March 2014 This week the president-elect of the British Veterinary Association (BVA) John Blackwell called for a ban on Zabiha and Shechita methods of slaughter if Muslims and Jews cannot find a “humane method of killing”. Dr Shuja Shafi, deputy secretary general of the Muslim Council of Britain (MCB) expressed his concern at the lack of evidence, before making such … Read More

British Muslims Condemn Anti-Muslim Bigotry Printed in the Daily Mail

20th February 2014 Leading British Muslim and interfaith organisations today wrote to Paul Dacre, the Editor of the Daily Mail condemning an article by columnist Richard Littlejohn that deployed hateful Muslim stereotypes. The column purports to criticise an individual but instead uses slurs commonly found in racist and far-right websites to make its point. Entitled “Jolly Jihadi’s Outing to Legoland”, the … Read More

British Muslims Hope for Peace in Iraq and Syria

26 September 2014 Today, MPs will return to Parliament to discuss intervention in Iraq and Syria. While there may be multiple views about the merits of using our military once again in Iraq, Muslims are united in their revulsion of  the terrorist acts carried out by ISIS. As the numerous heartfelt responses from Alan Henning’s colleagues have shown, Muslims  abhor the way ISIS has dishonoured … Read More

Mourning British Muslim Humanitarian Dr Abbas Khan

18th December 2013 The Muslim Council of Britain today expressed its sympathy to the family of Dr Abbas Khan, who was found dead in Syria earlier this week. He was imprisoned by the Syrian regime, reportedly tortured, and despite the valiant attempts by his mother to have him released, Abbas Khan was found murdered. Dr Khan was a British doctor who … Read More

Muslim Council of Britain on the Woolwich Verdict

19th December 2013 * Murder of Drummer Lee Rigby was cold, calculated murder * A dishonourable act that has no basis in Islam * We must all stand up to ensure the murderers aim of sowing division and hate in our British society is not realised. Ahead of the verdict to be passed in the case of the Drummer Lee Rigby … Read More