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  • A Great Leap Backward: The Persecution of the Uyghurs

    July 2, 2015
    The Chinese government has feared that its Uyghur population, which is primarily Muslim, would pose an internal threat to the nation by continuing its calls for independence, in addition to being “susceptible to extremist ideology.” Thus, the government decided that it needed to launch a campaign to restrict the religious practices of this minority as means of integrating them into the broader nationalist rhetoric employed by the government.

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  • The Double Standards of

    June 25, 2015
    While MPAC acknowledges that violent acts committed in the name of Islam are acts of terrorism, we are confused by the double standard that exists in both the media and society as a whole. Why are we so willing to brand one act as terrorism, but not the other, when both are targeting people based on some characteristic–whether that is race, gender, or religion–and aiming to spread fear in those communities?

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  • The Argument Against Boots on the Ground...Again

    June 18, 2015
    Traditional warfare against ideologically-based insurgent groups has consistently shown to be a costly, bloody, and ultimately an ineffective tool. Whether it was Vietnam, Afghanistan, or Iraq, the usual rhetoric of the war being a quick and efficient one has proven to be a farce.

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  • The Rohingya Crisis: What it is and How We Stop it

    June 11, 2015
    Genocides are neither sudden nor unavoidable phenomenon. Minority groups, that were once accepted members of society, do not become targets for extermination overnight. Instead, they often begin with a series of ever-harshening policies that aim to deprive rights and implicitly condone violence against a group of people. Eventually, that group loses its claim to citizenship and becomes an unprotected minority targeted for extermination.

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  • Media Awards: What You Need to Know

    April 30, 2015
    We are just days away from MPAC’s 24th Annual Media Awards Gala. We have an exciting evening planned for you, and look forward to celebrating three inspiring Voices of Courage and Conscience!

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  • Director of Media & Communications

    March 27, 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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  • Announcing the 24th Annual MPAC Media Awards

    March 25, 2015
    I’m happy to share with you that the 24th Annual MPAC Media Awards, honoring “Voices of Courage and Conscience,” will be held on May 2nd, at the Omni Hotel in Downtown Los Angeles.

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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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  • Hearing on Use of Chemical Weapons by Assad Regime

    July 2, 2015
    MPAC attended the U.S. House Foreign Affairs Committee held a hearing on President Bashar al-Assad’s use of chemical weapons on Syrian civilians on June 17. The hearing was convened by the Committee Chairman Ed Royce (R-CA), and was titled “Assad’s Abhorrent Chemical Weapons Attacks.”

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  • MPAC Statement on Anti-BDS Provisions Within Trade Bill

    July 2, 2015
    The U.S. State Department made a special statement on Tuesday following the passage and subsequent signing of the Trade Promotion Authority bill regarding one of the bill’s more controversial provisions, which called for diplomats to oppose any and all boycotts of Israel.

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  • Council of Muslim Women CVE Panel

    June 30, 2015
    Last Sunday, MPAC President Salam Al-Marayati took part in a panel organized by the Council of Muslim Women that discussed the Countering Violent Extremism (CVE) framework. Fellow panelists included Haroon Azar of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Haroon Manjlai of the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR), Margari Aziza Hill of the Muslim Anti-Racism Collaboration, Amal Ali of MSA West and Manjusha Kulkarni of the South Asian Network.

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  • Muslim Community Forum with DHS Secretary

    June 30, 2015
    Last week, the All Dulles Area Muslim Society (ADAMS) hosted a forum with the Honorable Jeh Johnson, Secretary of Homeland Security, in an attempt to strengthen partnerships between the Muslim community and national law enforcement by discussing policies that directly affect the Muslim community.

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