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  •  It’s not about Israel - It’s about America

    February 27, 2015
    Speaker of the House John Boehner’s breach of protocol by inviting Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has rocked the political world. Boehner invited the Prime Minister without consulting fellow House Democrats or the President, a departure from political and diplomatic norms. The ensuing fallout has sparked a heated debate on whether Boehner’s invitation and Netanyahu's acceptance undermines the President, and thus America.

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  • When Engagement Brings Results: The White House CVE Summit

    February 19, 2015
    MPAC President Salam Al-Marayati and Director of the Washington, DC, Office Haris Tarin attended the White House Countering Violent Extremism (CVE) Summit on Tuesday and Wednesday. Below is their statement on their experience. Also, please register here for a webinar with Al-Marayati and Tarin today at 11 am PT/2 pm ET on their understanding of CVE and the summit.

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  • Chapel Hill Murders: An Appeal to Our Inner Humanity

    February 12, 2015
    The heart-breaking murder of three North Carolina students has shocked the conscience of the American Muslim community and garnered the attention of the national media. The three-victims, Deah Shaddy Barakat, 23; Yusor Mohammad, 21; and Razan Mohammad Abu-Salha, 19, were fatally shot in the head by Craig Stephen Hicks, in their home. Some reports claimed that the shootings occurred over a parking dispute.

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  • Is Government Trying to Sanction A State Version of Islam Through CVE?

    February 6, 2015
    At MPAC, we are firmly against government intrusion in the mosque. It is unconstitutional for law enforcement to encroach on theological issues within the Muslim community, and we do not want the government to dictate who are “good Muslims” and who are “bad Muslims."

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  • February Media Appearances

    February 28, 2015
    In order to change the manner in which the media tells stories about Muslims, we need to speak out and share our perspectives on the issues that impact us most. Below, you will find our media appearances for the month of February.

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  • Setting the Record Straight on MSNBC, CNN and C-SPAN

    February 26, 2015
    Last week, the White House held its first summit on countering violent extremism (CVE), inviting communities, faith and civic leaders, where Vice President Joe Biden applauded MPAC’s Safe Spaces Initiative.

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  • Apply: Media & Communications Director

    February 13, 2015
    Please send your resume, cover letter and writing samples to Jobs@mpac.org by February 15, 2015. No phone calls, please.

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  • Hollywood Bureau Movie Review - Selma

    January 27, 2015
    The Oscars are right around the corner, so MPAC's Hollywood Bureau is writing reviews about some of the films that have been nominated. The film "Selma," directed by Ava DuVernay, received two 2015 Oscar nominations: one for Best Picture and one for Music - Original Song.

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  • ACTION ALERT: Contact Congressional Members Who Skipped the Speech

    March 4, 2015
    The past six weeks leading up to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s speech at a joint session of Congress have been nothing short of controversial. While Netanyahu received at least 26 standing ovations during his speech before the United States Congress on Tuesday, nearly sixty congressional Democrats were not among those applauding him. Among those who boycotted the speech were Senator Tim Kaine (D-VA), Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT) and Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT).

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  • Nearly 60 Congressional Members Skipped Netanyahu's Speech

    March 4, 2015
    The past six weeks leading up to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s speech at a joint session of Congress has been nothing short of controversial. While Netanyahu received at least 26 standing ovations during his speech before the United States Congress on Tuesday, nearly sixty congressional Democrats were not among those clapping for him.

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  • Alarming LAPD Fatal Shooting of Homeless Man

    March 3, 2015
    Yesterday, Los Angeles police shot and killed a homeless man during a confrontation that was captured on video by a bystander. There appears to be no indication that the victim, an African American known to his friends as “Africa,” was armed.

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  • Islam in America: Celebrating the Contributions of African American Muslims

    February 28, 2015
    Last week, MPAC partnerd with the George Mason University Muslim Students Association to hold our event, “Islam in America: Celebrating the Contributions of African American Muslims." The event was held in honor of the of African American Muslims and their contributions to American society.

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