Muslim Council of Britain backs Archbishop’s call to increase support for the UK hungry

08 December 2014 The Muslim Council of Britain backs the Archbishop of Canterbury call on our government to do more to support those who find themselves hungry in this time of economic hardship and austerity. The Archbishop’s call comes as an All-Party Parliamentary Committee today proposes urgent recommendations to tackle food poverty and hunger. The Secretary General of the MCB, Dr … Read More

UK Muslim Representatives Take Schedule 7 Terror Law to the Supreme Court

12 November 2014 Controversial anti-terrorism powers which are being widely used to harass and gather intelligence on members of the Muslim and South Asian communities travelling to and from the UK are being challenged by several human rights organisations in a case to be heard by the Supreme Court on Wednesday and Thursday. Schedule 7, which forms part of the … Read More

British Delegation to Attend 10th World Islamic Economic Forum

For the tenth year running the Muslim Council of Britain will facilitate a large contingent of business women and men – professionals, community leaders, entrepreneurs and financiers, to attend the World Islamic Economic Forum between 28 to 30 October 2014. Held this year in Dubai in the United Arab Emirates, this will be the largest delegation to the Forum outside … Read More

MCB Congratulates First Ever Woman to Lead Established British Islamic Centre

17th October 2014 The Muslim Council of Britain today congratulated and welcomed the appointment of Ms Saleha Islam who has been appointed Director of the Al-Manaar Muslim Cultural Heritage Centre in Kensington, West London. Saleha Islam is perhaps the first woman to manage an established and thriving British Islamic centre. Ms Islam comes with deep experience of the Muslim community, … Read More

Alan Henning’s Murder a Despicable Act, Offensive to Muslims

3rd October 2014 Statement from Dr Shuja Shafi, Secretary General of the Muslim Council of Britain: “This reported murder is a despicable and offensive act, coming as it does on the eve of the Muslim festival of Eid Al-Adha. It is quite clear that the murderers of Alan Henning have no regard for Islam, or for the Muslims around the … Read More

Moazzem Begg Release: A Good Day for British Justice

1st October 2014 The Muslim Council of Britain today joined calls for an urgent investigation relating to the circumstances of Moazzam Begg’s detention and subsequent release. Mr Begg was arrested in February 2014, thus spending eight months in pre-trial detention. According to media reports, the charges related to “attending a terrorist training camp in Syria between 9 October 2012 and … Read More

British Muslims Call for Environmental Sustainability

19th September 2014 The onset of flooding in the Jammu and Kashmir regions is another wake up call to the frequency and intensity of natural disasters across the world getting more severe. By consensus in the scientific community, the threat of Global Warming will only worsen the occurrence of such catastrophes, and was cited by Prime Minister David Cameron as … Read More

Scotland Speaks: Chooses to stay within the UK

19th September 2014 The result of Scottish Referendum is before us, with 55% of voters opting to stay within the United Kingdom. The referendum witnessed a historic turnout of over 85% of the electorate, with large numbers of Scottish Muslims participating in the vote, and in the campaigns prior to the Referendum. Welcoming the result, Dr Javed Gill of the … Read More

Muslim Council of Britain Calls for the Release of Alan Henning

17th September 2014 The Muslim Council of Britain today called for the immediate release of Alan Henning without harm. Alan Henning is a British citizen who travelled to Syria in an aid convoy organised by British Muslims to help innocent civilians. Dr Shuja Shafi, Secretary General of the Muslim Council of Britain said: “Such a man should be celebrated, not … Read More

British Muslims Condemn Murder of Fellow Briton David Haines

14 September 2014 Commenting on the murder of British aid worker David Haines, Dr Shuja Shafi, Secretary General of the Muslim Council of Britain said: “British Muslims condemn unreservedly the murder of our fellow Briton, David Haines. Our deepest condolences, thoughts and prayers go out to the friends and family of Mr Haines.” “David Haines went out to the region … Read More