Remembering Madiba: Muslim Council of Britain Mourns Passing of Nelson Mandela

6th December 2013 The Muslim Council of Britain today added its tribute to Nelson Mandela, former President of South Africa and one of the greatest campaigners of freedom. Farooq Murad, Secretary General of the Muslim Council of Britain said: “He was an iconic example of our time, an inspiration for all those who stand up for freedom and justice, equality … Read More

Muslim Council of Britain Welcomes Prime Minister’s Support for Islamic Finance

29th October 2013 The Muslim Council of Britain today welcomes Prime Minister David Cameron’s announcement to boost Islamic finance provision in the United Kingdom. The announcement includes the introduction of Islamic bonds and the promise to help students and families take out loans according to Islamic provisions. Farooq Murad, Secretary General of the Muslim Council of Britain said: “The announcement is a … Read More

The Muslim Pound – How Muslims Add Value to Britain’s Prosperity 

28th October 2013 * New report highlights massive investment coming into UK from Muslim world * British Muslims make an estimated £31+ billion contribution to UK economy * Press conference Monday 28 October showcasing British Muslim entrepreneurs and professionals * Part of World Islamic Economic Forum in London and in a non-Muslim country for first ever time Ahead of the 9th World … Read More

Lapshyn Murder: Anti-Muslim Terrorism and the Extremism that Feeds it

25th October 2013 The Muslim Council of Britain today welcomed the sentencing of Pavlo Lapshyn who has been sent to jail for murdering an elderly British Muslim man and attempting to blow up mosques. There are many lessons to be drawn from this case: the response of the authorities, and our collective unwillingness to treat anti-Muslim hatred seriously. Lapshyn’s terrorist activities … Read More

The Niqab in Hospitals – Let Pragmatism and the Needs of the Patient Prevail

19th September 2013 The Muslim Council of Britain has been inundated today with media enquiries concerning the veil, this time in hospitals. In response, Dr Shuja Shafi, Deputy Secretary General of the Muslim Council of Britain and a senior health professional for many years issued the following statement: “In the latest twist to the ‘moral panic’ about the niqab, or face … Read More

The Niqab/Veil Debate: Old Prejudices, Same Concerns

16th September 2013 The Muslim Council of Britain today expressed its concern at the direction of the national conversation currently taking place on the niqab, the veil that covers the entire face. This follows last week’s move by Birmingham’s Metropolitan College to reverse a ban on this attire and today’s decision by a judge to require a defendant to remove her niqab. … Read More

Syrian Intervention: Let Cooler Heads Prevail

29th August 2013 As Parliament discusses intervention, the Muslim Council of Britain articulates the concern of most British Muslims and indeed the wider public, at the plight of the Syrian people. Our leaders and representatives have an onerous decision to make in the face of ongoing conflict and civil war. The Muslim Council of Britain is particularly disturbed by the reported … Read More

Muslim Council of Britain Voices Dismay at Another Attack on a British Mosque

27th August 2013 The Muslim Council of Britain today condemned the attack on a Harlow mosque that took place over the weekend. Worshippers discovered a blaze, apparently ignited deliberately, on the early hours of Monday morning, 26th August. Farooq Murad, Secretary General of the Muslim Council of Britain said: “Thankfully nobody was hurt in this attack. It was only on Friday … Read More

Egypt’s 14 August Massacre: UK Needs to Condemn and Pressurise Coup Leaders

15th August 2013 The Muslim Council of Britain today urged our government to condemn the Egyptian coup leaders for the brutal massacre of civilians that took place in Cairo yesterday. While it is commendable for the Foreign Secretary to condemn the violence, our government must censure, in the strongest possible terms, the perpetrators for this shocking violence. By the Egyptian authority’s own conservative estimates, … Read More