Register by 2nd Sept to vote in Scottish Referendum
The Scottish Independence Referendum is taking place on 18th September, to vote you must be registered. You cannot vote if you have not registered. Registering only takes a few minutes and can be done online. If you are unsure whether you have already registered, there is no harm in re-registering to be certain. To register and for more information about registering, visit: www.aboutmyvote.co.uk
Police Scotland release Community Message
29 Aug 2014
Police Scotland have released a Community Message in relation to the raising of UK Terrorist Threat Level. Although the statement emphasises that there is no specific threat to Scotland or Scottish communities it does "urge anyone with any concerns to seek support from Police Scotland by calling 101"
Not in our Name: British Muslims Condemn the Barbarity of ISIS
20 August 2014
The Muslim Council of Britain once again condemned the actions of the so called "Islamic State in Syria and the Levant", ISIS. We are horrified at the abhorrent murder of James Foley, a reporter who initially went to the region to expose the human rights abuses of the Syrian regime.
British Muslims and Jews Call for Peace, Wisdom and Hope over Conflict in Israel and Palestine
28 August 2014
Amid the ongoing conflict in the Middle East, the Muslim Council of Britain and the Board of Deputies of British Jews are issuing the following joint statement:
There is no doubt that Muslims and Jews have deeply held views
about the conflict in Israel and Palestine. We acknowledge that our
communities may disagree about the origins, current reasons and
solutions to end the conflict. But there are also points of
The death of every civilian is a tragedy, and every effort should be taken to minimise such losses. The targeting of civilians is completely unacceptable and against our religious traditions. We pray for a speedy end to the current conflict and for a lasting peace for all.
In spite of the situation in the Middle East, we must continue to work hard for good community relations in the UK. We must not import conflict. We must export peace instead.
Whilst everyone has the right to voice their political opinion, be that in a rally or on social media, we must be mindful of how we convey our protest. There can be no excuse for racism, violence, or other forms of intimidation, when expressing views in the media, on the streets, outside shops or online.
We condemn any expression of Islamophobia, Antisemitism or any form of racism. We call for Muslim and Jewish communities to redouble efforts to work together and get to know one another.
We need constructive dialogue to limit our disagreements and identify the widest possible range of areas for cooperation. There are more issues that unite us than divide us.
May the God of Abraham grant our World more peace, wisdom and hope.
Become a member of Muslim Council of Scotland
- Become part of the collective network of Muslim organisations across Scotland.
- Find out the key issues that are emerging from local experience across Scotland.
- Help to take forward issues that affect the Muslim community in Scotland to Governmental level.
The Muslim Council of Scotland is a membership-based umbrella organisation, accommodating and reflecting the variety of social and cultural backgrounds and outlook of the muslim community.
It is an independent body working to promote consultation, cooperation and coordination on Muslim affairs in Scotland.
It is a non-sectarian and non-partisan body working for the common good without interfering in, displacing or isolating any existing work in communities.
It is a body that will seek to draw on the talents and specialist skills of individuals and the strengths of organised bodies to prepare the case for, and advocating, the responsibilities and rights of Muslims living in Scotland. Find out more