Telegraph Letter on Tory Islamophobia

9 June 2018 After an article was published in the Daily Telegraph (6 June) attacking the MCB for calling for an inquiry into Islamophobia in the Conservative Party, the MCB sent the letter below which has been published in the Telegraph today: Tory Islamophobia SIR – Last week we highlighted the problem of Islamophobia in the Conservative Party. Rather than … Read More

Joint Open Letter Criticises Latest Daily Mail Scapegoating of Foreigners

4 November 2016 Today a cross section of over 50 faith leaders, civil society leaders and leading figures have signed a joint letter to Paul Dacre, editor of the Daily Mail speaking out against the paper’s divisive headline earlier this week which read ‘”Madness: As a Polish lorry driver is jailed for killing a family while on his mobile, we … Read More

Letter to The Times – ‘Radical Wrong’ Indeed

In a recent Leading Article published in The Times, which relied on misinformation, the MCB was inaccurately portrayed and extraordinarily attacked by the paper. The Muslim Council of Britain has since written to The Times for clarification. The full letter can be seen below: To the Times Sir, In initiating yet another misinformed and extraordinary attack against our organisation (Radical … Read More

ICM Poll on Muslims: Letter to the Guardian

The following letter was written by Miqdaad Versi, Assistant Secretary General of the Muslim Council of Britain, author of an article in the Guardian “What do Muslims really think? This skewed poll certainly won’t tell us” (link here). The Director of ICM, Martin Boon, subsequently wrote to The Guardian to challenge the critiques raised of the polling done by Channel … Read More

Are Muslims ‘Silent on Terror’? The Muslim Council of Britain Responds to The Times

28 December 2015 – The Times has published a shortened version of a letter sent by the Muslim Council of Britain. The letter responded to the newspaper’s incendiary frontage headline which stated that Muslims were ‘Silent on Terror’. The Times made this claim because of reports of low referrals by Muslim communities to the government’s controversial Prevent programme, and a resolve … Read More

The ‘Brotherhood Review’: MCB Letter in The Times

19 December 2015 Today The Times have published a letter from the Muslim Council of Britain. The report follows a government review which makes unsubstantiated and unfounded assertions about the MCB.   Muslim Civic Pride Sir, It is a mystery to us and to our 500 affiliates that the Muslim Council of Britain has “secret links to the Muslim Brotherhood” … Read More

Muslim Council of Britain Writes to The Times Following Incendiary Headline

The Muslim Council of Britain has written to The Times following their incendiary front page article, entitled ‘Call for national debate on Muslim sex grooming’. The paper has published the MCB’s response, but the full, unedited letter can be read below:    Sir – Sexual abuse is wrong whoever the perpetrators may be. However your incendiary front page article, entitled … Read More

Muslim Council of Britain Responds to Boris Johnson’s Allegation

*Update* 24th March 2015 The Daily Telegraph has now published a correction to the article written by Boris Johnson on 2nd March 2015, in which he incorrectly accused the MCB of critising him on his statements made about ‘terrorists being obsessed with pornography’. The MCB made no such criticism and this has been corrected online on the Daily Telegraph’s website. It reads as follows: “An … Read More

Muslim Council of Britain Responds to The Times

On Tuesday 26 August, The Times newspaper attacked the Muslim Council of Britain in its Leader article. On 28 August, it published a shortened version of the Muslim Council of Britain’s response. Since it has failed to publish our full response, we include it here now.   Sir, Your leader (Counsel of Immoderation, 26 Aug) grudgingly accepts the fact that the Muslim … Read More