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  • The Terrorist Who Got Away

    May 22, 2015
    “Our small group will soon be faced with the fight of our lives. We will offer those lives as collateral to prove our commitment to our God.”

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  • Obama Summit Should Center Around People, Not Sheikdoms

    May 14, 2015
    Much has been made of King Salman’s absence from President Obama’s summit for the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC). The summit, which aimed to discuss security cooperation between the United States and the GCC, comes amidst more demarcated interests between Saudi Arabia and the US.

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  • Baltimore Uprising: Reporting vs. the Truth

    May 1, 2015
    Unarmed African-American men are shot and killed by police at a disturbing rate. The latest victim to garner national attention is Freddie Gray, a 25-year-old black man from Baltimore who was illegally arrested and died after sustaining a spinal cord injury while in police custody.

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  • Youth Involvement: The Forgotten Aspect of Policy

    April 22, 2015
    This past weekend, Riham Osman, MPAC’s Communications Coordinator spoke at the White House to a group of middle and high school Muslim girls. Organized by Rumana Ahmed, who also discussed her role as an American Muslim female leader, the speakers brought up issues relating to identity and bullying as a result of how the media portrays Muslims.

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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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  • ISIS-Related Arrests in Southern California

    May 22, 2015
    Last night, two young Southern California men were arrested by the FBI on suspicion of joining and aiding ISIS. The FBI stated that they did not use informants to lure the suspects in this specific case.

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  • Apply for the 2015 Hollywood Summit

    May 20, 2015
    Do you dream about bringing inspiring stories to life on the big screen? So do we! This summer, you have a chance to participate in the opportunity of a lifetime by applying for our Young Leaders Hollywood Summit, which will take place from July 26-29. Hollywood Summit applications are due by June 1.

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  • Commending Vatican Recognition of Palestine

    May 13, 2015
    The recognition follows several other countries recognizing or voting to recognize Palestine and the upgrading of the territory in the UN to a “nonmember observer state.”

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  • Bullets Against Cartoons are Bullets Against the Prophet

    May 4, 2015
    Yesterday, two men identified as Elton Simpson and Nadir Soofi, reportedly fired shots in Garland, Texas at a controversial cartoon contest showcasing caricatures of the Prophet Muhammad.

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