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Frequently Asked Questions

Here you will find answers to the most frequently asked questions about MPACUK and the work we do.
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MPACUK understand zionism to be a belief in a Jewish State in at least part of Biblical Israel, in which Jews regardless of their place of birth could claim citizenship - this is how the state of Israel currently defines itself. We use the term zionist to describe those who actively support the current Israeli state - its policies and its intrinsic racism. It is completely wrong to suggest that the term zionist is 'code' for Jewish - many Jews, including some Israelis are not zionists, and many zionists are not Jewish.

MPACUK support not only an end to the occupation of the West Bank, Gaza and Jerusalem, but also the Palestinian right of return, and an end to the second-class citizenship of non-Jews within Israel. However the exact details of a political solution to achieve peace and justice is not something we would want to dictate from the outside.

MPACUK support the right of locally born Jews, Christians, Muslims etc to live in peace and security - we are opposed to all forms of ethnic cleansing. In fact Jews, Christians and Muslims lived peacefully alongside each other in Palestine for centuries before the advent of zionism.

In a word, NO.

Anti-Semitism demonises a community because of its race or religion. We deplore such acts without reservation. There is no place for such a point of view in society today, any more than for Islamophobia and other forms of Racism. We go one step further in fighting such discrimination, by asking the government of this country to make such acts illegal.

Furthermore, the attempt at genocide in the Holocaust was amongst the most terrible ordeals perpetuated against a people in History. It involved the systematic slaughter of millions of people, and any Muslim who has illusions about the intentions of the perpetrators of such acts should be well aware that after the Jews, Hitler would have tried to exterminate Muslims. One of our aims is to work with other organisations to ensure that such policies are never implemented again at whatever scale, against any community.

However it is worth noting that the labels of anti-Semitism and holocaust denial are being placed upon anyone that is critical of Israel by some Zionists. This belittles the sacrifices made by the victims of anti-Semitism and by many who seek to keep this world free of tyranny today.

We currently have 5 branches and are working to set up some more soon.

The current branches are:

* Birmingham
* East London
* West London
* Leeds
* Manchester

MPACUK is non-sectarian. We work together with Muslims from all sects and all walks of life for the common goal of defending Muslim rights and upholding justice.

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"Those who profess to favour freedom and yet depreciate agitation, are people who want crops without ploughing the ground; they want rain without thunder and lightning; they want the ocean without the roar of its many waters. The struggle may be a moral one, or it may be a physical one, or it may be both. But it must be a struggle. Power concedes nothing without a demand; it never has and it never will."

— Frederick Douglass