The MCB reports, “This weekend, Britain’s largest democratic Muslim umbrella body successfully held its annual general meeting, in which a new National Council and Deputy Secretary General (DSG) were elected. Mohammed Kozbar was elected into the post of DSG by the affiliates of the Muslim Council of Britain (MCB) after voting concluded last week. Mohammed Kozbar won the majority of affiliate votes. Lamine Konate, an imam and acting Treasurer of the MCB, was also in the running for this post. Mohammed Kozbar is a Master’s graduate in Charity Management. He has previously served on the MCB’s National Council and is the Chairman of Finsbury Park Mosque.” click here.
In his manifesto, Mohammed Kozbar noted,
I am currently a trustee in five different charities which serve different communities here in the UK and abroad including – mosques, supporting Muslim students in the UK, helping Muslims in need abroad and interfaith work.
I value the importance of engaging with wider society and people of all different backgrounds and faiths. To that effect, I represent my local Muslim community as a trustee within the Islington Faiths Forum.
Some of our key work has included launching the Street Iftar initiative that celebrates our community’s spirit. This initiative became a national project that was implemented in many mosques across the country.
In a personal capacity, I have been on the diversity panel of ITV London News for the last 5 years mainly addressing the Muslim perspective on news related to our community.
In addition to this I am a member of the Police Islington Advisory Group (IAG) and a member of the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) London Scrutiny and Involvement Panel in hate crimes.