Muhammad Abdul Bari

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In June 2006, the BBC reported that "The newly-elected head of the Muslim Council of Britain (MCB), Muhammad Abdul Bari, is already a high-profile member of the UK's Muslim community.

"Dr Bari, chair of the East London mosque, had been the MCB's deputy secretary general for four years.

"A behavioural specialist with a PhD from King's College, London, he was awarded an MBE in 2003...

"He is a member of the Inner Cities Religious Council, sits on the Greater London Authority's Faith Advisory Group and has also been involved in the Islamic Forum Europe and Battersea Mosque.

"He is also on the organising committee for the 2012 Olympic Games in London." [1]

"Dr Muhammad Abdul Bari is an educationalist with a PhD and PGCE from King's College London and a Management degree from the Open University. He has worked as an Air Force Officer, Researcher in Physics, Science Teacher and now works as a SEN Specialist in London.

"He advises the Commission for Racial Equality (CRE), Office of the Deputy Prime Minister (ODPM), and London Mayor's Office on community and faith issues.

"Dr Abdul Bari is a Former President of the Islamic Forum Europe (IFE) and currently the Deputy Secretary General of the Muslim Council of Britain (MCB) and Chairman of the East London Mosque. He writes extensively on youth and community issues and is author of "Building Muslim Families" and "The Greatest Gift: A Guide to Parenting."" [2]

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  1. London Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games Board, organizational web page, accessed June 20, 2012.