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  • Jerusalem: More Divided Than Ever

    November 21, 2014
    The continued rising tensions in Jerusalem between Israelis and Palestinians is feeding the environment of animosity that already exists as a result of aggressive Israeli policies.

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  • MPAC Condemns Horrific Murder in Jerusalem Synagogue

    November 19, 2014
    Today, the Muslim Public Affairs Council (MPAC) condemned the horrific murder of four worshipers, three of whom were rabbis with dual U.S.-Israeli citizenships and a British-Israeli rabbi, at a synagogue in Jerusalem. We send our deepest condolences to the families of the four rabbis who lost their lives and our thoughts are with the six individuals who were wounded as a result of this tragic attack.

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  • MPAC Concerned with Inclusion of American Groups on UAE Terror List

    November 19, 2014
    The Muslim Public Affairs Council is extremely concerned with the United Arab Emirates’ decision to include two American Muslim organizations, the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR) and the Muslim American Society (MAS), on a terrorism designation list.

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  • MPAC Attends DHS Meeting| Hollywood Bureau Holds Actor's Workshop| “Safe Spaces” Presented in Denver

    November 16, 2014
    MPAC's Weekly Digest cover's our Department of Homeland Security meeting, Actor's Workshop, "Safe Spaces Initiative" presentation in Denver, "I Am Change" workshop in Atlanta, White House Vigil, Young Leader's webinar and an update on our upcoming convention.

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  • Will the 114th Congress Deliver or Disappoint?

    November 13, 2014
    Between 2006 and now, Americans have been dealing with a constant shift between a Republican and Democratic-led Congress. This Congressional pendulum has led to new people and (sometimes) new voices going through a revolving door of uncertain lawmaking.

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  • Leadership Forum with American Muslim Communities

    November 11, 2014
    Every week is busy at MPAC, but last week was especially busy! For the past couple of years, the American Muslim community has been facing challenges regarding issues of national security, surveillance, foreign policy and public perception. The day following the midterm elections, American Muslims from around the country came together to strategize how we can collectively overcome issues that impact our communities. In partnership with the New America Foundation, we convened over 50 American Muslims from across the nation for a leadership forum called “Policy Challenges and Opportunities Facing American Muslim Communities.”

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  • 'I Am Change Workshop' Follows up with Masjid Gibrael community

    October 31, 2014
    MPAC’s follow up civic engagement workshop this past weekend had an amazing turnout. MPAC President Salam-Al-Marayati and MPAC I Am Change fellow Abeer Gaber followed up with Masjid Gibrael about how Muslim communities can fully engage themselves in the community.

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  • Nassar Speaks at Anti-Cyber-Bullying Forum

    October 31, 2014
    MPAC’s Deana Nassar moderated the youth panel exploring the social media divide between youth and adults and ways in which adults can support young people in navigating cyber-bullying.

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  • 300+ Attend MPAC's 'Crisis of ISIS' Event

    October 31, 2014
    With the incessant violence in the Middle East caused by violent extremism, Muslims are asking each other a major question nowadays: “what can we do?” It seems impossible to actually do anything here about something that is being caused by fanatics in another part of the world, but in reality, there is a lot we can do to combat groups like the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS).

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  • Meet Government & Policy Intern Razan Azzarkani

    October 31, 2014
    A junior at George Mason University, Razan Azzarkani’s interest in providing an empowering voice for the American Muslim community drove her to MPAC’s D.C. office as a Government and Policy Intern. As a Global Affairs major with a double concentration in Global Inequalities & Responses and Global Governance, as well as a minor in Middle East studies, Razan hopes to be able to expand on her understanding of both global and domestic issues that pertain to the Muslim community at large.

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  • Let Islamic Reform Start in America

    October 31, 2014
    ‘Muslim communities in the West,” wrote Graham Fuller and Ian Lesser in 1995 (“The Geopolitics of Islam and the West”), “are more likely to exert influence on their countries and cultures of origin rather than receive influences from them; over time they may have a substantive effect on the perceptions of secularization and minority rights in the Middle East.”

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  • Communities of the Willing Working for Religious Freedom for All: An Interview with Chris Seiple

    October 30, 2014
    In this week’s special edition of MPAC’s DC News and Views, we interviewed Chris Seiple, President of the Institute for Global Engagement (IGE) about his recent trip to the Middle East where he witnessed first-hand the plight of religious minorities due to the continued unrest in the region as a result of the terrorist group, ISIS.

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  • MPAC Testified at US Commission on Civil Rights Hearing, Findings Published

    October 29, 2014
    Two years ago, I had the honor of testifying before the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights on the topic of "Federal Civil Rights Engagement with Arab and Muslim American Communities Post 9/11." I’m happy to announce that they have finally published their report and findings.

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  • Rehabilitation or Retribution? Tackling Violent Extremism in America

    October 24, 2014
    Global terrorism has created concerns for governments around the world regarding their citizens traveling to countries such as Iraq and Syria to fight with groups like ISIS. Focusing on access to social services, including mental health services, education and employment opportunities serves both as an intervention and prevention approach to tackling countering violent extremism head-on.

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  • Horror of Canadian Parliament Shooting

    October 23, 2014
    MPAC condemns the criminal behavior and actions committed by Michael Zehaf-Bibeau on Parliament Hill yesterday in Ottawa, Canada. We offer our condolences to the family members of Cpl. Nathan Cirrillo and victims who were injured during the heinous attack. We stand in solidarity with the Canadian people.

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  • MPAC Releases It’s First Ever Congressional Report Card

    October 23, 2014
    As part of MPAC’s philosophy of civic and political engagement, we are releasing our first ever Congressional Report Card. The report card assesses the 113th Congress’ positions on issues that directly affect the American Muslim community, grading each House and Senate Member on their voting record on relevant legislation.

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  • Meet LA Communications Intern Teeba Fatima

    October 17, 2014
    Teeba Fatima, a current senior at La Sierra, joined MPAC this fall as a communication and Hollywood Bureau intern in the Los Angeles office. With a major in Global Studies, Teeba credits her interest in film and media for prompting her to intern with MPAC and experience the inner workings of organizations and how they change the perception of Muslims through the media.

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  • New York Times Publishes MPAC Op-Ed

    October 17, 2014
    In his op-ed, MPAC President Salam Al-Marayati calls for Muslims in the West, who have the privilege to worship without the coercion of state power, to form independent religious and political thinking from those who have created an unholy alliance between mosque and state in the Middle East.

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  • Empowering American Muslim Voices for Reform

    October 16, 2014
    American Muslims have proven to be invaluable in countering extremists and their ideology. Yet, with the solution (American Muslims) imploring the masses to have their voices heard, there are very real challenges and obstacles for change.

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  • We're Bringing Hollywood to You

    October 14, 2014
    This year, we will bring this important conversation to our annual convention, titled “America Deserves Better,” which will be held at the Long Beach Convention Center on Saturday, December 13. We will be hosting a not to be missed session titled: Collaboration or Cancellation: Shaping the Image of Islam & Muslims in Hollywood.

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