UKACIAUnited Kingdom Action Committee on Islamic Affairs (London, UK)
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(218) The campaign was particularly led by the UK Action Committee on Islamic Affairs (UKACIA), whose head, Iqbal Sacranie (who later became the first head of the MCB), recognized the influence of the Jamaat-e-Islami party on his actions.
However, the peaceful lobbying and search for recognition by the UKACIA did not function and was shadowed by the "old grassroots" leadership of the Bradford Council of Mosques, which resorted to violent protest and publicly burned Rushdie's book.