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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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  • CVE Initiatives: Successful Components and Avoiding Pitfalls

    January 30, 2015
    These are legitimate questions coming from the average American Muslim. Violent extremism is a problem that is small in number, but the impact is big. Many law enforcement agencies have engaged in draconian measures against Muslim communities in the name of national security and CVE.

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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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  • Submit Nominations for 24th Annual MPAC Media Awards

    January 23, 2015
    Was there a film, television show, song or book that inspired you in 2014? Do you think it's worthy of recognition by the American Muslim community? This is your chance to submit your nominations of projects with a "voice of courage and conscience" to be honored at MPAC's 24th annual Media Awards.

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  • MPAC Condemns Brutal Killing of Egyptian Christian Hostages

    February 15, 2015
    Today, ISIS published a gruesome five minute video showing the beheading of innocent captives on a shore of the Mediterranean. The killing of these 21 Egyptian Coptic Christians highlight the close collaboration of ISIS between states in the Middle East region. It further shows that the misguided and destructive nature of ISIS whose mission seems to be nothing but chaos amongst innocent civilians

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  • President Obama Shows Leadership on Chapel Hill Tragedy

    February 13, 2015
    We commend President Barack Obama’s statement today on the horrific shootings in Chapel Hill, North Carolina that left three young American Muslims dead: Deah Shaddy Barakat, 23; Yusor Abu-Salha, 21; and Razan Abu-Salha, 19.

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  • Calling on Obama, Holder & Congress to Publicly Address Chapel Hill Tragedy

    February 13, 2015
    We call on President Barack Obama, Attorney General Eric Holder and the leadership of both parties in congress to publicly address the tragedy in Chapel Hill.

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  • Statement on Chapel Hill Shooting

    February 11, 2015
    The Muslim Public Affairs Council (MPAC) is shocked and saddened by the cold-blooded killings of three young American Muslim students in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. The three young people were shot execution style by a self-proclaimed Atheist while they were in their home.

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