Anti-Muslim Terrorism: Time for a Coordinated, National Response

22nd July 2013 * Muslim Community has borne the brunt of attacks, often violent, patiently and with dignity * MCB Leadership visits West Midlands mosques * MCB Writes to the Home Secretary and Communities Secretary, Urging a Concerted National response The Muslim Council of Britain today wrote to the Home Secretary urging a serious national response to the spate of terrorist … Read More

Tipton Explosion Incident

12th July 2013 The Muslim Council of Britain is monitoring unfolding developments in Tipton where an explosion is said to have occurred nearby a mosque. This is the second such incident after a mosque in neighbouring Walsall was the subject of a makeshift bomb attack. We urge for calm as the police authorities conduct its investigations. We are heartened by … Read More

British Muslims sign historic Intra-Faith Unity Statement and Discuss Tackling Extremism at 16th Annual General meeting of the Muslim Council of Britain

2nd July 2013 British Muslims from a diverse range of faith traditions came together on Saturday 29 June to affirm their commitment to Muslim unity and pluralism. The initiative brought together leaders from a range of Islamic schools of thought, and from both the Shia and Sunni branches of Islam. A historic document was signed by leaders and representatives of a … Read More

Make Tea, Not War: British Muslims Urged To Open Mosques To Public

31st May 2013 Muslim Council of Britain urges Muslim communities to seek unity with fellow Britons Urges mosques and communities to be vigilant and avoid confrontation and report attacks Muslim Council of Britain will be encouraging community conversation on extremism The Muslim Council of Britain today urges Imams and mosques to exercise the unique leadership skills at their disposal to call … Read More

Muslim Council of Britain responds to Announcement of Government Taskforce on Extremism

 We understand that the Prime Minister has announced a Task Force on Extremism. Farooq Murad, the Muslim Council of Britain’s Secretary General, issued the following statement in response: “This has been a challenging week for all of us. The killers of Drummer Lee Rigby attempted to sow division amongst Britons through the propaganda of their deed. Yet in large numbers, … Read More

Muslims Condemn Attack on Soldier in Woolwich

No cause justifies this murder A barbaric act that has no basis in Islam and we condemn this unreservedly Vast majority of British Muslims acknowledge armed forces for the work they do Calls for calm and unity in all communities The Muslim Council of Britain this evening spoke out, in the strongest possible terms, the news of a horrific murder … Read More

Muslims Stand United, Resist Divisive Sectarian Rhetoric

12 May 2013 “And hold fast, all of you together, to the rope of Allah, and do not separate.” Quran, Surah Imran, 103 The Muslim Council of Britain today affirms the unity of Muslims, particularly in the UK. We are a community with plural traditions and viewpoints, but united in our faith in Allah and his last Prophet. This is … Read More

Mourning the passing of community pioneer Dr Syed Pasha

23 Nov 2011 The Muslim Council of Britain notes with sadness the passing of Dr Syed Aziz Pasha, a pioneering and distinguished leader of the British Muslim community. Inna lillahi wa inna ilaihi raajioon – to God we belong and to Him we return. Dr Pasha, who was 81 years old, dedicated his life to public service following a promising career … Read More

Babar Ahmad: Will Politicians Listen?

 23 Nov 2011 Britain’s leading Muslim representative body, the Muslim Council of Britain, calls for proper Parliamentary debate over the Babar Ahmad ‘detainee-without-charge’ case. The Muslim Council of Britain (MCB) is adding its weight to a call for a proper Parliamentary debate on the Babar Ahmad case. Over 140,000 people have now signed an e-petition calling for British detainee Ahmad to … Read More