The Muslim Council of Britain (MCB) exists “i To promote cooperation, consensus and unity on Muslim affairs in the UK. ii To encourage and strengthen all existing efforts being made for the benefit of the Muslim community. iii To work for a more enlightened appreciation of Islam and Muslims in the wider society. iv To establish a position for the Muslim community within British society that is fair and based on due rights. v To work for the eradication of disadvantages and forms of discrimination faced by Muslims. vi To foster better community relations and work for the good of society as a whole.” (see: http://www.mcb.org.uk/aim.php ).
The Muslim Council of Britain (MCB)
on exclusion from Holocaust Day of the Palestinian Genocide (27 January 2003): “The MCB has conveyed its deepest
sense of pain and anguish over the Nazi Holocaust. In a message to this
Monday's Holocaust Memorial National Day ceremony in Edinburgh, Iqbal Sacranie,
MCB Secretary-General said: “We are fully with the Jewish community in their
pain and anguish. None of us must ever forget how the Holocaust began. We must
remember it began with hatred that dehumanised an entire people, that fostered
state brutality, made second class citizens of honest, innocent people because
of their religion and ethnic identity. Those who were vilified and seen as a
threat could be subjected to group punishment; dispossession and impoverishment
while the rest of the world stood idly by, washing its hands of despair and
suffering that kept getting worse. We must do more than remember and reflect on
the past - we must be able to see when the same abuses occur in our time.”
. The Muslim Council of Britain (MCB), “Holocaust Day: MCB regrets exclusion of Palestinian genocide”, MCB, 27 January 2003: http://www.mcb.org.uk/media/presstext.php?ann_id=24 .