16th April 2014
The Muslim Council of Britain today called for an end to weeks of speculation that smears British Muslims involved in schools and the education system. It also raised concerns of the appointment of a former counter-terrorism official to look into this school governance matter.
For weeks now, British Muslims have borne the brunt of allegations that state schools are the target of a 'Muslim takeover', where supposedly conservative Muslim views and mores are imposed, and where non-compliant teachers are forced out.
These allegations have thus far been unfounded in any real, substantial evidence. Yet, this story has been given credence by the mainstream media without the chance for official inquiries to start their investigations.
The consequences of such idle chatter are very real. Hatred towards Muslims increase, and negative perceptions are re-enforced.
We articulate here and now that across our community, we do not recognise the actions made in these allegations. They ...
The youth section at Finsbury Park Mosque organised a trip to Arsenal FC on Thursday 10th April where more than 25 youth visited the club and looked around its stadium and sport facilities. It was agreed with Arsenal community section to arrange other activities with the club such as training sessions and more visits.
Muslim Association of Britain
24 March 2014
Today, the Egyptian court in the city of Minya sentenced 529 people to death, after a single session in a mass trial. They are allegedly accused of the murder of a police officer in Minya during protests against the military coup which ousted the democratically elected President Mohamed Morsi.
The swift conviction and sentencing to death of over 500 people in one swoop demonstrates the determination of the military-led rule in Egypt to silence voices of opposition in the country, in particular supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood, which has been persecuted in the most horrific of manners, following the coup in July 2013.
This conviction is thought to be timed to coincide with the imminent announcement by Sisi – the current military leader in Egypt – of his presidential candidacy.
Today, MAB strongly condemned the conviction; labelling it as another disgraceful episode in the Egypt story.
Dr. Omer ...
As part of its interfaith programme, Finsbury park Mosque and St. Thomas's Church organised an art craft activity day for the children of Finsbury park area on
Saturday 22/3/2014, It was a fun day for the children and their families where many activities took place. Everybody enjoyed the day at the mosque, and decided
to repeat these activities in the future.
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7th March 2014
The Muslim Council of Britain celebrate the unprecedented numbers of British Muslim women involved in public life such as: Rushanara Ali MP, Yasmin Qureshi MP and Shabana Mahmood MP; as well as Baroness Warsi, Baroness Lady Uddin and Baroness Lady Hussin-Ece in the House of Lords.
Muslim women are also distinguishing themselves academically in top Universities and taking leadership positions in Islamic Societies (ISOCs), such as: Sara Mohamed at Imperial, Samia Aziz at Cambridge and Aayan Hussein the President of the Oxford University ISOC.
In the world of finance Farmida Bi is Head of Islamic Finance at Norton Rose Fulbright and in sport Muslim Women’s Sports Foundation are challenging traditional notions of femininity.
The Muslim Women’s Association recently celebrated 51 years as a UK organisation. Their President, Mrs Unaiza Malik, who is also the Deputy Treasurer of the MCB says, “The Muslim Council have adopted a new constitution this year which ensures that at least one third of ...
Let's Stop the Scaremongering Around Religious Slaughter and Face the Facts
7th March 2014
This week the president-elect of the British Veterinary Association (BVA) John Blackwell called for a ban on Zabiha and Shechita methods of slaughter if Muslims and Jews cannot find a “humane method of killing”.
Dr Shuja Shafi, deputy secretary general of the Muslim Council of Britain (MCB) expressed his concern at the lack of evidence, before making such profound statements. He said, “Zabiha is a humane method of slaughter where an animal’s welfare is at the core of one’s belief. Islam preserves the sanctity of both human and animal life”.
“We do not accept Mr Blakewell’s comments as there are clear, precise methods of carrying out religious slaughter which takes due diligence so as not to cause suffering to an animal”.
The Muslim Council and the Board of Deputies of British Jews (BOD) published a joint article in the Guardian yesterday, ...
20th February 2014
Leading British Muslim and interfaith organisations today wrote to Paul Dacre, the Editor of the Daily Mail condemning an article by columnist Richard Littlejohn that deployed hateful Muslim stereotypes. The column purports to criticise an individual but instead uses slurs commonly found in racist and far-right websites to make its point.
Entitled “Jolly Jihadi’s Outing to Legoland”, the article satirises a community event that is to be held at the theme park, organised through a private group booking. Mr Littlejohn uses hateful tropes to fill his article. Mr Littlejohn jokes that the group, which will in real life have parents and children in attendance, will travel to Legoland in a coach “...packed with explosives stops in Parliament Square. As Big Ben strikes ten, driver will blow himself up”.
As a result of Mr Littlejohn's article, far-right groups are threatening to turn up at Legoland, thus causing distress to the ...