Remembering Grenfell

It’s been four years since I woke up to a thick acrid smoke clogging the city, as Grenfell Tower burnt all night and into the hours of the morning. There are some things that are impossible to forget, and the scorched building smoldering against the blue skyline, a building so familiar from my childhood, is [...]

June 14th, 2021|0 Comments

MAB Statement on the Anniversary of Grenfell

Four years ago we all watched the horror of the Grenfell Tower fire unfold before our eyes. What makes this anniversary more damming is the fact that the that this time last year, there were still 2,000 high-risk residential buildings with dangerous cladding in England according to the Housing, Communities and Local Government (HCLG) Select [...]

June 14th, 2021|0 Comments

MAB Statement to the G7 on Palestine

The G7 is meeting in the UK. These are countries who on the record say they are committed to upholding ‘the rules-based international order’. Adherence to international law is a fundamental part of this order. It is also accepted that if any country is exempted from international law, it is permission for all others to [...]

June 10th, 2021|0 Comments

MAB statement on Israel and Hamas ceasefire

A ceasefire is a moment of genuine relief for Palestinians who have lived without an iron dome for 11 days at the mercy of airstrikes. Now the cameras will be leaving Gaza, let's count what they are leaving behind; at least 232 dead Palestinians, including 58 children. Many of the 1,300 wounded Palestinians, will need [...]

May 21st, 2021|0 Comments

MAB statement on Israeli violence in Jerusalem

The Muslim Association of Britain is appalled at the brutality and fresh wave of violence enacted by the Israeli state against Palestinian residents of Jerusalem. Over the past weeks, Israeli forces have escalated their human rights abuses against Palestinians through threats of displacement from their homes, preventing them from accessing their places of worship, attacking [...]

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The Conservative party leadership is dragging its feet on Islamophobia & racism

The Conservative party leadership is dragging its feet on Islamphobia. Reports of refusal to publish the already limited and widely criticised inquiry into racism within the party adds to mounting evidence that the Conservative party has a problem with racism and especially Islamophobia. The Muslim former Chairwoman of the Conservative party, Baroness Warsi, has identified [...]

April 3rd, 2021|Comments Off on The Conservative party leadership is dragging its feet on Islamophobia & racism

Batley Grammar School; a call for engagement & consultation.

The incident at Batley Grammar School demonstrates the importance of engagement and consultation between parents and the school. We must ensure that the criteria for deciding on resources should be educational. It is well documented that Islamophobic rhetoric is on the rise and the use of pictures of Prophet Muhammad is deeply offensive to Muslims. [...]

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UK puts profit over Human Rights

The Muslim Association of Britain is deeply disappointed with the outcome of the House of Commons vote to reject plans on the Genocide Amendment to the Trade Bill. This amendment would have allowed UK domestic courts to fill the gap in the international justice system, strengthening human rights advocacy and sending a powerful message to [...]

February 10th, 2021|Comments Off on UK puts profit over Human Rights