Statements

Statement – Bob Blackman hosts Tapan Ghosh in parliament

We are appalled to learn that Conservative MP, Bob Blackman, has hosted Tapan Ghosh in Parliament on the 18th Of October. Attendees included the Home Secretary, Amber Rudd, Theresa May’s deputy Damian Green, International Development Secretary Priti Patel and Communities Secretaries Sajid Javid, as well as former Tory cabinet minister Theresa Villiers.
Events, Islamophobia

Statement – in response to the rise in hate crime

We are appalled to hear the news of a young woman being brutally attacked in a racially motivated incident which sadly led to the loss of her unborn child. This comes just weeks after Arkadiusz Jozwik was murdered in Harlow in a murder which was also motivated by racial hatred. We wish
Statements

Statement – London Bridge and Borough Market attacks

We are upset and angered by the appalling attacks carried out at London Bridge and Borough Market yesterday; in which 7 people lost their lives and 48 were injured. Our thoughts and prayers are with victims and their families. We stand united with London in grief today. The actions of these individuals
Islamophobia

Islamophobia on the rise in the UK

Britain has an “acceptance” of anti-Muslim rhetoric that would not be tolerated for other minorities, it has been claimed. Matthew Feldman, who studies the contemporary far-right in Europe, also outlined
Statements

Statement – Finsbury Park attack

Our heartfelt condolences and prayers are with the victims and families of all those affected by the attack in Finsbury Park. This was a cowardly and shameful act of barbarism. It is particularly galling that it occurred as worshippers were leaving their mosque, following an evening of prayers and reflection on God's
Events, Featured, Safeguarding

FACEs workshops with faith leaders

Luton Council of Mosques and the Sunni Council of Mosques have been working with Luton Churches as part of Faiths Against Child Sexual Exploitation (FACEs) with a commitment to safeguard all children in Luton from sexual exploitation. In March, we delivered a successful training session to approximately 60 faith leaders from across the
Statements

Statement – Westminster attacks

The Muslim community in Luton stands together with London to express our sadness at the senseless loss of lives in Westminster today. We extend our sympathy and condolences to all those who are grieving for loved one’s tonight; and those injured and traumatised by this barbaric and depraved act of violence. We
Statements

Statement – attack on Coptic chapel

Dear Bishop Angaelos, We are writing to express our deep sadness at the senseless loss of lives in a terrorist attack which took place this weekend at a Coptic Orthodox chapel, adjacent to St Mark’s Cathedral in Cairo. Our thoughts and prayers are with the families and friends of the victims during
Statements

Prevent position

Following the introduction of the Prevent Duty and the Counter Extremism Strategy of October 2015, the Muslim community in Luton, through its main representatives, the Luton Council of Mosques (LCM), the Sunni Council of Mosques (SCM) and the Luton Shia Community alongside other community organisations, approached Luton Borough Council (LBC) to discuss
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