July 2015 Media Coverage

July 31, 2015


On-Camera

11 Awkward Moments That Happen During Ramadan

BuzzFeed, 7/15/15

Deana Nassar takes part in this Ramadan comical yet relatable skit created by BuzzFeed.

Safe Spaces Deradicalization

CBS46, 7/17/15

Saif Inam's video interview on CBS.

Muslim community condemns Chattanooga shooting

CNN, 7/17/15

Salam Al-Marayati's phone interview regarding the recent shooting.

Muslim Women Breaking Stereotypes

Al Jazeera ‘The Stream’, 7/29/15

Edina Lekovic discusses the “Women’s Mosque of America.”

Articles

Events to Mark the End of Ramadan

Buffalo News, 7/6/15

MPAC's Western New York office event in partnership with the ISNF, NRC, NPC, Congregation Havurah and Westminster Presbyterian Church was mentioned.  

How White People Can Prevent Attacks Like The Shooting In Charleston

Huffington Post, 7/8/15

MPAC's report on American Muslims preventing one out of every three al-Qaeda attacks since 9/11 was mentioned.

Are Americans ready for a Muslim president? New poll suggests maybe

The Washington Post, 7/14/15

Salam Al-Marayati mentions that he was struck that Protestants would be much less likely to support a Muslim candidate than U.S. adults overall.

American Muslims Fight Stereotypes

VOA Learning English, 7/15/15

Edina Lekovic's interview with Share America was mentioned and her comment on American Muslim women in positions of leadership playing an important role in fighting certain stereotypes.

Terrorism Eyed in Chattanooga Killings

NASDAQ, 7/16/15

MPAC's statement on behalf of the American Muslim community was mentioned.

Tennessee Shooting Sparks Fear Of Backlash For Muslims, National Group Issues Warning For Eid Prayers

International Business Times, 7/17/15

MPAC addresses the attacks in Chattanooga as "cowardly and despicable".

American Muslims try to prevent extremist in their community

CBS46, 7/17/15

Saif Inam interviewed by CBS Atlanta on preventing extremism in the Muslim community.

Muslims face Opal Office trust gap

The Columbus Dispatch, 7/17/15

Salam Al-Marayati was mentioned again on his surprise towards the Protestants response on electing a Muslim president.

Marines killed in Chattanooga attack identified as authorities search for motive

RT USA, 7/17/15

MPAC's comment on the attack was mentioned: "The American Muslim community is shocked and outraged by this senseless attack..."

Chattanooga Shootings Leave Four Marines, Sole Gunman Dead

The Wall Street Journal, 7/17/15

MPAC's comment on the attack was mentioned: "The American Muslim community is shocked and outraged by this senseless attack..."

Counterterrorism Investigators Probing Chattanooga Shooter's Months-Long Trip to Jordan

Slate, 7/17/15

MPAC's statement regarding Eid being the biggest holiday of the year was mentioned.

Evangelicals and Muslims together denounce Franklin Graham’s anti-Muslim remarks

Washington Post, 7/23/15

MPAC's condolences to the families of the deceased in the Chattanooga shooting are mentioned.

Christians and Muslims Gang Up on Franklin Graham

Charisma News, 7/24/15

MPAC's condolences to the families of the deceased in the Chattanooga shooting are mentioned

Muslims unfairly targeted after terror attacks, reports reveal

Daily Sabah, 7/24/15

(Formerly with MPAC) Haris Tarin is mentioned on his comments in January regarding the Charlie Hebdo attack.

Muslim leaders react to terror suspect arrest

ABC 7, 7/29/15

Khalid Qazi of MPAC Western New York is mentioned on his comments regarding the arrest of Arafat Nagi on terror-related charges.

Lackawanna neighbors react to terror arrest

WIVB 4, 7/29/15

Khalid Qazi of MPAC Western New York is mentioned on his comments regarding the arrest of Arafat Nagi on terror-related charges.

Moving beyond suspicion, Muslims and Evangelicals seek common ground

Christian Science Monitor, 7/29/15

Salam Al-Marayati was mentioned commenting on ISIS.

Lackawanna’s Yemeni community again reacts to unwelcome spotlight

The Buffalo News, 7/29/15

Khalid Qazi of MPAC Western New York is mentioned on his comments regarding the arrest of Arafat Nagi on terror-related charges.

Lackawanna leaders: Terror arrest does not reflect wider community

WIVB 4, 7/30/15

Khalid Qazi of MPAC Western New York is mentioned on his comments regarding the arrest of Arafat Nagi on terror-related charges.

What Mohammad Omar took from Afghanistan that can never be returned

The Washington Post, 7/30/15

Salam Marayati was quoted, calling the Taliban “indecent and idiotic."

In light of Lackawanna terror suspect’s history, law enforcement had no choice but to act

The Buffalo News, 7/31/15

Khalid Qazi of MPAC Western New York is mentioned on his comments regarding the arrest of Arafat Nagi on terror-related charges.

Op-Eds

Bigoted view of Islam is dangerous

The Hill, 7/21/15

Sumaia Masoom, intern at MPAC, is the author of this op-ed

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