April 1, 2014
This weekend, Altmuslim published the oped “Empowering the Community to Deal with Extremism in Our Mosques” by Salam Al-Marayati, President of the Muslim Public Affairs Council. The op-ed addresses the lessons learned from the Boston Marathon bombing and the need for us, the American Muslim community, to adjust our approach toward young people who express themselves in a troubling manner.
April 1, 2014
February 20, 2014
On Monday, Feb. 17, 2014, the Hollywood Journal engaged in a much-needed conversation on the low representation of Muslims in Hollywood by publishing “Changing the Narrative of Muslims in Hollywood,” an op-ed by Sue Obeidi, MPAC’s Director of Operations and the Head of MPAC’s Hollywood Bureau.
January 7, 2014
I appreciate Harman's suggestion that we build bridges with Muslim communities, but prominent counter-terrorism thinkers like Harman come across as out of touch with those communities when they suggest that we in the U.S. need to be more effective in arguing how Muslims need to convert to the right side.
April 24, 2013
On April 24, 2013, The Washington Post published an op-ed by Salam Al-Marayati, the President of the Muslim Public Affairs Council. The piece, “Islam Dragged through the Mud by Extremists,” addresses how we as a community must go beyond rhetoric to allocating more resources in countering violent extremism.
September 19, 2012
Today, the Washington Post published an op-ed by Salam Al-Marayati, MPAC’s President, and Jihad Turk, the Dean and President of the Bayan Claremont graduate school, in which the two prominent Muslim leaders talk about the need for the voice of American Muslims to be louder.
The Struggle for the Soul of the Republican Party: Michele Bachmann, the Extreme Right and the Politics of Fear
August 27, 2012
This weekend, The Huffington Post published Haris Tarin, MPAC's Washington, DC, Office Director, op-ed on "The Struggle for the Soul of the Republican Party: Michele Bachmann, the Extreme Right and the Politics of Fear." Tarin explores how the party of President Abraham Lincoln has let bigots and fear control its discourse on some of the most pressing issues facing our nation.
August 23, 2012
MPAC Iowa's Shams Ghoneim talks about Rep. Michele Bachmann's witch hunt against American Muslims in her op-ed "U.S. Politicians Keep Engaging in Muslim Witch Hunts" that was published in the Press-Citizen.
July 31, 2012
Today, CNN.com published an op-ed by Haris Tarin, the Director of the Muslim Public Affairs Council’s Washington, DC, Office. The piece, “Michele Bachmann and Muslim Witch Hunts,” confronts the Congresswoman’s dirty tactics to marginalize American Muslims in public service.
March 26, 2012
Today the Huffington Post published an op-ed by Alejandro Beutel and Haris Tarin, the Director of MPAC's DC Office, on how their involvement with Muslim organizations in college helped sculpt who they are as community activists.
December 23, 2011
Is Americans' religious freedom under threat? The New York Times organized a debate between eight experts on the topic, including this piece by MPAC President Salam Al-Marayati entitled "A Campaign Against Patriotic Muslims."
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