Following requests made from third parties Anas Altikriti, President of MAB has made the following statement:
Harris Bokhari was a part time spokesperson for various Muslim organisations including MAB (2002 – 2008), however he was never a member of MAB and has not been involved in our work since 2008.
On the 11th July 2017, the former President Omer El-Hamdoon made the following statement when asked about his membership:
Harris Bokhari was never a member of MAB, but helped and supported us during the anti Iraq war movement as well as supporting many other mainstream Muslim and peace organisations at the time. He was highly regarded by advisers in the Department of Communities during this time as some one who was trusted and respected by various Muslim communities. Soon after the Government stopped working with many of these organisations, Mr Bokhari had already moved on to other projects and initiatives outside of the Muslim communities and has not been in touch or supported any of our work since that time.