Who are we?
The Muslim Public Affairs Committee UK (MPACUK), is a grass roots civil liberties pressure group, setup in 2001 to encourage civil engagement within the Muslim community at all levels in the UK. Our main objective is to pro-actively work to expose and counter the sinister and toxic anti Muslim narrative that is common in mainstream politics and media.
MPACUK is a not for profit organization, fully dependent on donations from the public and is run entirely by volunteers. Our objectives include
- To counter any narratives that directly or indirectly encourages the Opression of Muslims or undermines the importance of Muslim political participation
- To ensure that a fair and accurate Muslim narrative is presented in the British Media
- To insure that Muslim institutions are fully accountable to the Muslims they represent
- To insure that Muslim institutions and the wider Muslim public understand the immediate need, importance and priority of civil and political engagement in the UK.
MPACUK (Muslim Public Affairs Committee UK) started out as a small group of activists in 2001 following the second Palestinan Intifada and we proved through numerous successful campaigns that the power of politics can be harnessed by Muslims to defend our rights and stand up for justice. Our campaigns led to Islamophobic journalists being fired, pro-Israel and anti-Muslim MPs getting voted out, national media outlets issuing apologies and corrections, and confident unapologetic Muslim voices being heard in the mainstream media.
Our early work as a campaigning organisation – trying to mobilise a passive and unorganised community – led naturally to our current focus on awakening and activating the wider Muslim community, in order to reach a point where we will have mass political action on a scale capable of tackling the enormous problems facing the Muslims
MPACUK is driven by dedicated volunteers with an elected and accountable leadership. It is a not-for-profit organisation dependent upon donations from the public.
Some principles that we actively believe in include
Reviving the fard (obligation) of Jihad
Jihad means the struggle for justice in the way of Allah, and MPACUK aims to empower Muslims to fulfil this Islamic obligation through intelligent political action to protect the Ummah. We believe that pro-active engagement in mainstream media and politics, as active citizens, is the most effective solution to bring about an ethical foreign policy, defend civil liberties and combat Islamophobia.
MPACUK oppose the racist political ideology of Zionism and aim to counter the influence of the Zionist lobby. Openly available evidence demonstrates a Zionist agenda to dominate the Middle East and push a ‘clash of civilisations’ between Islam and ‘The West’. We therefore believe that anti-Zionism is a strategic priority to counter the greatest and most urgent threat facing the Ummah.
We need to follow the example of the Prophet (pbuh) who established the mosque as an active centre of the Ummah’s well-being and protection.
MPACUK aim to revive the Islamic principle of accountability to ensure Muslims have the best leadership.
” It is incumbent for all Muslims that have the means to do so, to be involved with the political affairs of the ummah and to be civically engaged in society. This way they can become an influential and collective voice in the pursuit of justice for Muslims in the UK and abroad, wherever Muslims may be persecuted, such as is the case in Palestine.”