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‘Integration for us is integration for everyone,’ UK Muslims say

Muslim Council of Britain reframes discussion on integration with new report on Islam and British society.

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British Muslims line up each day for Al-Asr, or afternoon prayer, at a mosque in East London [Gallo-Getty]

David Cameron, former UK prime minister, said “integration is a two-way street” after staying with a Muslim family more than a decade ago.

However, the street has since narrowed to one-way traffic. Integration has become a term applied only to Muslims, according to a new report by the Muslim Council of Britain (MCB) titled, Our Shared British Future- Muslims and Integration in the UK.

The report, presented in Parliament on Wednesday, features 30 diverse voices from the Muslim community and calls for equal integration for all, with no special burden placed on Muslim communities.

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