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

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