In Defence Of Women’s Rights

8th October 1998 A special meeting of the Muslim Council of Britain, an umbrella body of Muslim organisations, deliberated on the issue of the forced imposition of secular dress code on Turkish female students and officials. Present at the meeting, held in London, were members of most of the prominent Muslim organisations in Great Britain, who resolved to record their … Read More

MCB Welcomes Apology

29th September 1998 “There is a danger that whole communities, sometimes whole races, are deemed at worst guilty, at best suspicious, because of the (alleged) actions of a few of their members. It is wrong to suggest that all Muslims are extremists. In our headline yesterday on the arrest of several men in London by anti-terrorist police it was not … Read More

Fight terrorism, but not through Draconian laws

25th August 1998 Commenting on the measures announced yesterday to strengthen Britain’s existing anti-terrorist law, the Muslim Council of Britain (MCB) said the British Muslim community has no sympathy whatsoever for any act of terrorism, local or foreign, Muslim or non-Muslim, state or individual, and would support all just and legitimate measures to deal with the problem. However, in order … Read More

American Airstrikes against Afghanistan and Sudan

21st August 1998 The Muslim Council of Britain condemns unequivacally all acts of terrorism, including the ones recently carried out in Kenya, Tanzania and Northern Ireland by individuals, groups or nations. We believe that nothing can justify the killing of innocent people anywhere. We also strongly condemn last night’s American air strikes against Afghanistan and Sudan. The American action is … Read More

CRIME AND DISORDER BILL- Support from Liberal Democrats for amendment

12th June 1998 A delegation from the Muslim Council of Britain (MCB) met the Liberal Democrat Deputy Leader and spokesman for Home Affairs in the House of Commons, Alan Beith MP, and Richard Allen MP, in the House of Commons yesterday, to seek support for an amendment to the above bill. Such action would ensure that Muslims are also protected … Read More

Muslims Lobby For Amendment to Crime And Disorder Bill

21st May 1998 Strong support for a just law A delegation from the Muslim Council of Britain (MCB), an umbrella body of 250 Muslim organisations in the UK, held the first of many planned meetings yesterday at the House of Commons, with Sir Brian Mahwinney MP the Shadow Home Secretary and Mr James Clappison MP, the Shadow Home Affairs Spokesman. … Read More

Muslim Umbrella Group Moves Forward With New Initiatives

2nd April 1998 The First meeting of the Central Working Committee (CWC) of the Muslim Council of Britain (MCB) took place on Saturday 28 March at the Council Chambers of Brent Town Hall. As well as members of the 53 – strong committee a number of persons from throughout the country, who were active in the formation of the MCB, … Read More

First General Assembly Meets in London

9th March 1998 Delegates from more than 250 Muslim organisations representing all parts of England as well as Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland assembled in London on Sunday the 1st of March 1998 and elected the first Central Working Committee of the Muslim Council of Britain (MCB). After its historic launching on 23 November 97 at the same venue – … Read More

Umbrella Body Heralds New Era For British Muslims

19th november 1997 On Sunday 23 November 1997, representatives of more than 250 Muslim organisations from all walks of life and of all manner of interests will meet in London to launch an umbrella organisation dedicated to the betterment of the community and country. After years of quiet groundwork and extensive consultation within the community, Sunday 23 November will wee … Read More