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.
April 29, 2016
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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