23 MAY 2017
Manchester is one of the great cities of the United Kingdom. Last night, it was the venue for a pop concert starring the American singer Ariana Grande, attended by thousands of happy young children and adults, people from many different religious and ethnic backgrounds as Manchester is a very...
12 MAY 2017
A general election campaign is won constituency by constituency.
In the May 2015 general election, Conservative candidate Dan Watkins nearly took the seat from the sitting Labour MP the Rt Hon Sadiq Khan, who managed to hold on by only 2,842 votes. Dan fought the seat again in June 2016 in the by...
16 APR 2017
The Annual Report 2016 is an 11 page PDF document which can be downloaded from this link.
For convenience, the text has also been reproduced below. If you want to print it or download it to a mobile device for later reading, the PDF version is recommended.
Introduction from our President
I did establish...
28 MAR 2017
On Tuesday 28 March, alongside Conservative Friends of Israel (CFI) we hosted the NGO Merchavim Institute of Israel in Parliament.
Israel’s survival and flourishing over the last 66 years have shown that it is possible to build a vibrant multi-ethnic and multi-religious democracy, despite facing existential external...
25 MAR 2017
Spreading the message of the Conservative Muslim Forum requires both explicitly political activities, and also much quiet networking.
On Saturday 25 March CMF Treasurer Samir Thantrey attended a charity dinner was organised by Muslim Care, a UK registered charity, to raise funds for The Citizens...
23 MAR 2017
The true spirit of London is shown by the way that Londoners come together after major tragedies.
Sadly this spirit was needed again after the terrible terrorist attack on Westminster Bridge outside Parliament on Wednesday 22 March 2017 which the CMF condemned in its statement on the same evening.
Early evening the following day, Londoners from all walks of...
23 MAR 2017
One important way of spreading the CMF's message is for CMF members to attend events where other senior Muslims will be present.
On Thursday 23 March 2017, the Pakistan High Commission marked Pakistan Day with a flag hoisting ceremony, which was well attended by the community. CMF Treasurer...
22 MAR 2017
In recent years, many terrorist attacks overseas have shown that, sadly, killers do not need sophisticated weapons or complex plots to wreak mayhem. Driving a vehicle into pedestrians and attacking with a knife can be enough to create carnage.
Today this type of terrorism came to London. While the...
14 MAR 2017
The CMF held a general meeting on 14 March 2017. While the meeting was private and formal minutes of the meeting will be laid before the next annual general meeting, this page contains a brief summary.
The evening opened with a Quran recitation in Arabic with English translation given by Imam Ali...
09 MAR 2017
The House of Lords debated a motion to take note moved by Baroness Shields:
That this House takes note of International Women’s Day and the role the United Kingdom plays in promoting gender equality globally.
The full debate can be read at this link. Lord Sheikh spoke at 4.13pm and his speech is...
08 MAR 2017
The House of Lords debated the following question for short debate asked by Viscount Waverley:
To ask Her Majesty’s Government what strategy they have adopted to increase the United Kingdom’s exports.
The full debate can be read at this link. Lord Sheikh spoke at 8.16pm and his speech is...
26 FEB 2017
While there is still more to do, Britain can be proud of having managed the integration of racial and religious minorities far better than most other countries in Western Europe.
A simple illustration is given by the British Kebab Awards 2017. As well as showcasing the culinary contribution of the Turkish and other...
21 FEB 2017
The House of Lords held a second reading debate on the European Union (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill. The full debate can be read at this link.
Lord Sheikh spoke at 5.15pm and his speech is reproduced below.
My Lords, last year I voted for the United Kingdom to leave the European Union...
21 FEB 2017
Probably the single most important part of winning elections is to get people who already support you to turn out and vote. Accordingly, telephone canvassing to identify such people, and to persuade them to vote, is vital. CCHQ has a continous canvassing operation going, which of course is ramped up...
14 FEB 2017
Dan Watkins, recently Conservative candidate for Tooting in the 2015 general election and in the by-election which followed Sadiq Khan's election as Mayor of London is a good friend of the Conservative Muslim Forum and someone who works tirelessly for better community cohesion.
Accordingly we are...
01 FEB 2017
World Interfaith Harmony Week is officially recognised by the United Nations and this year ran from 1 - 7 February.
To mark UN World Interfaith Harmony Week 2017, on 1 February 2017 CMF President Lord Sheikh hosted an event in Committee Room 4A, in the House of Lords: “Spreading Religious Harmony.”
It was organised by...
28 JAN 2017
The EU Referendum in the UK and the election of Donald Trump in the USA have shown how divided Britain and America have become. Against this background, how can we work together to build a Britain that works for everyone?
To share ideas, CMF Executive member Cllr Halimah Khaled organised the...
23 JAN 2017
The House of Lords debated a question asked by Baroness Cox:
To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of recent developments in Sudan.
The full debate can be read at this link. Lord Sheikh spoke at 4.18pm, and his speech is reproduced below.
My Lords, Sudan lies...
19 JAN 2017
The House of Lords debated the following motion to take note, moved by Lord Bruce of Bennachie
That this House takes note of challenges to the liberal international order posed by the development of populism and nationalism around the world.
The full debate can be read at this link. Lord Sheikh spoke...