Louis Farrakhan

31st July 2001

In response to media enquiries on the permission given to Louis Farrakhan to enter the UK, the Muslim Council of Britain (MCB) has issued the following statement:

Racism, Racial Discrimination and Racial abuse being totally un-Islamic and against the teachings of Islam, The MCB rejects and condemns all forms of racism, including anti-Semitism, Islamophobia and for that matter hatred of any religious or ethnic group.

However, The MCB also believes that unless a person has been convicted for any racist or race-hate crime, restricting his or her movement in the free world would not appear to be justified. But once a person who has been granted entry into the country, he/she can always be so charged if he/she happens to incite racial hatred.