CBM News

11 January 2016 
Council of Bristol Mosques reply  to the Consultation by the department for education: Call for Evidence to regulate out of school settings 

To read the full reply please click the link below

Press Statement 14 November 2015

Press Statement from the Council of Bristol Mosques:

Published Saturday 14 November 2015
We will all have woken up to this heart wrenching and sickening news that our fellow Parisians are once again the victims of terror. Our prayers, thoughts and condolences are for those who have perished and for the families, friends and communities of France in this difficult horror struck moment.
The Muslim community of Bristol is equally appalled by these heinous and murderous acts of terror. The perpetrators have again misused and hijacked the name of Islam and together we will all continue to stand against the thwarted ideologies that these extremists use to divide our communities.
We stand in solidarity and compassion with the people of France. We ask everyone that in the days and weeks ahead to raise the energy to stand side by side not only to condemn these acts but show our strength in unity, the Bristol way.
End of statement


Notes to Editors:

The Council of Bristol Mosques is an umbrella body of the five oldest Mosques with a combined congregation of over 10000 people

For further information please contact:

The Council of Bristol Mosques, C/o Brunel Associates, 433 Stapleton Road, Eastville, Bristol, BS5 6PN


Manzoor Hussain (Press Supervisor) Telephone: 07947710390, or the current CBM chair Mr Arif Khan on 07831 669369

Peace Vigil (6 August 2015)

On a beautifully sunny afternoon in August 2015, over fifty of us gathered on College Green in Bristol to Stand Together for Peace. The Bristol Multi-faith Forum had organised this Peace Vigil in light of recent events in Tunisia, France, Kuwait and across the Middle East, and ten years on from the events of 7/7. We were joined by The Mayor, The Lord Mayor, High Sherriff and Police Commissioner, as well as representatives from various faith communities across the City, who all shared a few words and prayers - and a one minute silence was observed. It was a truly beautiful day in all senses. For a full list of all those who spoke at the event please see our website: http://bristolmultifaithforum.org.uk/peace-vigil/

Tackling Islamaphobic Hate Crime in Bristol’ - Community Event

posted 18 Mar 2015, 17:27 by Councilof Bristol Mosques Cbm   [ updated 18 Mar 2015, 17:36 ]

Tuesday 17 Feb 2015 (St.Werburghs Community Centre)

The Council Of Bristol Mosques attended and participated in a community event to talk about Islamaphobia hate crime. Tariq Samad (CBM vice chair) spoke at the event and expressed his feelings about how victims of hate crime can feel oppressed and how it is effecting the Muslim community.

HMD-Remembering the Bosnian Genocide

posted 16 Feb 2015, 04:18 by Councilof Bristol Mosques Cbm   [ updated 16 Feb 2015, 04:19 ]

5th Feb 2015

CBM Members attended the "Holocaust Memorial day - Remembering the Bosnian Genocide" event organised by Bristol Multi Faith Forum. The Main speaker was Lord Paddy Ashdown and Stephen Williams (MP).

 CBM chair raised the issue & plight of occupied Kashmir with Lord Ashdown . CBM Members then joined others in lighting candles in member of all lives lost in Genocides.

CBM Visit the Home Office (13Feb2015)

posted 15 Feb 2015, 16:48 by Councilof Bristol Mosques Cbm   [ updated 15 Feb 2015, 16:49 ]

CBM Chair Arif Khan was part of a delegation from Bristol invited by the Home office to discuss the new Crime and Terrorism Bill. The delegation raised it concerns about the bill and sought reassurances about it's  fair implementation .

"This is not Islam" - Bristol Muslim leaders condemn Paris killings (8Jan2015)

posted 15 Feb 2015, 16:38 by Councilof Bristol Mosques Cbm   [ updated 16 Feb 2015, 03:57 ]

CBM joined a meeting held at Easton Jamia Masjid to condemn the Killing in Paris

The meeting was covered by the Bristol Post and the story can be found at Bristol Post

Meeting with Stephen Williams about the Crime Terrorism and Security Bill (26Jan2015)

posted 15 Feb 2015, 16:30 by Councilof Bristol Mosques Cbm   [ updated 15 Feb 2015, 16:31 ]

CBM members met Stephen Williams MP (Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government)  to discuss and raise the Muslim communities concerns about the new Crime Terrorism and Security Bill.

Meeting to discuss the Crime Terrorism and Security Bill (27Jan2015)

posted 15 Feb 2015, 16:17 by Councilof Bristol Mosques Cbm   [ updated 16 Feb 2015, 04:34 ]

27th Jan 2015

CBM members attended and fully participated in a meeting to discuss the new Crime  & Terrorism /Security Bill.  Abdul Rauf gave the panel a list of concerns the Muslim Community had about the bill.



Bristol Communities Come Together To Celebrate Diversity (14Feb2015)

posted 15 Feb 2015, 16:04 by Councilof Bristol Mosques Cbm   [ updated 16 Feb 2015, 04:36 ]

CBM participated at the "Bristol Communities Come together to celebrate Diversity"  . Arif Khan (CBM chair) spoke at the event to celebrate how the Bristol communities peacefully coexist and to condemn events which seek to divide us  


Further details and Pictures about the event can be found at the link below

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