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RECENT NEWS

  • Blasphemy Laws Don't Protect Religion, They Hurt It

    April 29, 2016
    Blasphemy laws need to be removed, but these laws do not originate in the religion of Islam. They were introduced and continue to be used as tools for authoritarian governance, and are spread among the less educated masses as a means of arousing emotions.

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  • Imagining a World with Alternatives to Arrest

    April 15, 2016
    The New York Times ran an article last week on the story of Sal Shafi, whose son Adam was arrested by the FBI on charges of supporting a terror group. The article recounts the elder Shafi’s attempts to intervene in his son’s path. Unfortunately, as expected, complications arose when law enforcement became the only option for Sal to help his son.

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  • The Problem with the FBI’s ‘Shared Responsibility Committees’

    March 31, 2016
    The FBI should be given credit for finally understanding that we cannot arrest our way out of the violent extremism problem. However, their model for intervention is nothing more than the Bureau attempting to fill a void that is best filled by communities.

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  • MPAC President Speaks at Roundtable with Hillary Clinton

    March 25, 2016
    Yesterday, MPAC President Salam Al-Marayati spoke on a panel with Secretary Hillary Clinton and LA Mayor Eric Garcetti to talk about the need for partnership to protect the homeland.

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  • July 2015 Media Coverage

    July 31, 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. Here, you will find our media appearances for the month of July.

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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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  • Statement on Atrocities in Aleppo

    May 4, 2016
    Aleppo is currently facing some of the worst bombardment in the history of the Syrian Civil War. Hundreds of people have been killed in the last week alone, the result of Russian air strikes and Assad regime barrel bombs, one of which struck a hospital run by Doctors Without Borders. All this in violation of the ceasefire agreement.

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  • Celebrating 25 Years of the Media Awards

    May 3, 2016
    Thank you to the 600 people who joined us in recognizing four inspiring "Voices of Courage and Conscience." The audience was moved to laughter and tears as the honorees shared glimpses into their lives and the passions that drive them.

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  • No Place for Bigotry: LA County Sheriff’s Top Aide Resigns

    May 2, 2016
    This weekend, we received news that Tom Angel, a top aide for the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, resigned amid mounting criticism over emails he sent mocking Muslims, African Americans, Latinos, women and others from his previous work account at the Burbank Police Department.

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  • The Summit Opened Doors of Infinite Possibilities for Me

    April 8, 2016
    My name is Aysha Ahmed -- I’m a senior studying at Indiana University and I wanted to share my personal experience as an alumna of the 2015 MPAC Government and Policy Summit. My first introduction to MPAC was in 2014 at an “I Am Change” civic empowerment workshop in my home state of Indiana.

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