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  • MPAC Welcomes ABC Family Decision to Cancel “Alice in Arabia”

    March 21, 2014
    The Muslim Public Affairs Council welcomes ABC Family's decision to abandon its controversial new pilot “Alice in Arabia.” Since the Hollywood Reporter first reported on Monday that “Alice in Arabia” was one of three new pilots purchased by the network, the social media outcry quickly escalated.

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  • Will Crimea’s Muslims be Forgotten Under Putin’s Rule?

    March 21, 2014
    Ukraine, which can be translated as “borderland” or “on the edge” (due to the geographical location of the country), has been on edge for the past few weeks over the Russian invasion of the Crimean peninsula. The people of Crimea include a Russian majority (58%), and a Ukrainian (24%) and Tatar (12%, majority Muslim) minority.

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  • Congress is in Recess! Schedule a Meeting with Your Representative

    March 20, 2014
    This week, while your members of Congress are at home working in their district offices, take advantage of the recess by contacting your elected official to discuss issues that are important to you!

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  • SoCal Community Leaders Sign Up to Bring MPAC's 'I Am Change' Program to Their Communities

    March 20, 2014
    On Satuday, March 8, more than a dozen Southern California Muslim community leaders from across the region gathered at MPAC's office for brunch and a discussion about issues affecting our community, such as racism, youth engagement and apathy, and to gain a better understanding of MPAC's work and services.

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  • Public Policy Is Laila Alawa's True Passion

    March 20, 2014
    Laila Alawa, a 2012 graduate from Wellesley College in psychology and education studies, is MPAC's Spring Government and Public Policy Intern in the Washington, DC, office. Through her research and work post-graduation at Princeton University, Alawa realized she wanted to devote her time to working for the American Muslim community, which led her to move to DC to pursue her dreams of public policy, media and social enterprise and find a home at MPAC.

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  • Passion for Art, Helping Community Brought Ahyaudin to MPAC

    March 19, 2014
    A self confessed dreamer, Afiq Ahyaudin has worked with MPAC for about a year, from volunteering to attending the 2013 Young Leaders Civic Summit. This spring, Ahyaudin rejoins the MPAC team as a Spring Graphics and Communications Intern.

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  • WANTED: Muslim Writers for TV Screenwriters Workshop

    March 19, 2014
    MPAC is partnering with Disney/ABC Television Group to offer a one-day TV screenwriters workshop to identify American Muslims pursuing a career in writing for TV.

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  • SoCal Women & Girls Gather for Rejuvenating Retreat & Learn to Make Their Voices Heard

    March 17, 2014
    On March 15, 2014, more than 80 women and girls gathered for the successful 2nd Annual Women and Girls Retreat co-sponsored by MPAC, the Islamic Center of Irvine (ICOI) and New Horizon Irvine (NHI). Focusing on the theme of “Making Our Voices Heard,” nine dynamic and inspiring speakers shared their knowledge and know-how to empower the participants to be inspired by the legacy of women before them, identify their dreams, support each other to pursue them, and be able to share their stories effectively.

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  • Spying on Those Who Oversee Spying

    March 14, 2014
    The issue of NSA surveillance of civilians through implementing the data mining PRISM program, monitoring telephone records and planting software on personal computers has, over the past few months, launched a national debate about surveillance. However, while the public and media outcry has only risen, the outrage seems to be absent among the Senate Intelligence Committee members who oversee the intelligence agencies.

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  • Middle East Peace: What Netanyahu’s Visit Means for Prospects of Peace

    March 7, 2014
    This week, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu traveled to Washington, DC, to address the annual convention of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) and meet with President Barack Obama to discuss various issues ranging from Iran to the current peace talks.

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  • Watch MPAC’s Lekovic on ‘Dr. Phil’ Explaining Islamic Teachings

    March 4, 2014
    On Monday, March 3, the “Dr. Phil Show” aired an episode called “I’m Worried My Daughter May Turn into a Terrorist” which featured Edina Lekovic, MPAC's Director of Policy and Programming. The segment focuses on a mother and daughter, Darlene and Abby, who became estranged after the daughter converted to Islam two years ago. Lekovic sheds light on the teachings of Islam and dispels misconceptions about Muslims.

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  •   MPAC Congratulates the Academy for Recognizing  Diverse Talent at Oscars

    March 3, 2014
    MPAC would like to thank the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for recognizing the immense talents of diverse actors and filmmakers with multiple nominations at last night’s 86th annual Academy Awards celebration.

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  • Groundbreaking Forum Explores Impact of African Americans on Islam in America

    February 28, 2014
    Last night, the Muslim Public Affairs Council, in partnership with the Religious Freedom Center of the Newseum Institute in Washington, DC, hosted a groundbreaking forum celebrating Black History Month -- “Pioneers of Presence: The Legacies and Contributions of African American Muslims.”

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  • Jalloh Hopes to Empower Community as MPAC's New Policy Intern

    February 26, 2014
    Hailing from Gaithersburg, MD, Salimatu Jalloh is MPAC's new policy and legislature intern in the DC office. Graduating from the University of Maryland, College Park, in May 2013, with a degree in government and politics, Jalloh became interested in advocacy civic engagement through her work with Terps for Change, a campus service organization that focuses on addressing poverty, homelessness and education inequalities.

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  • WANTED: Muslim Writers for TV Screenwriters Workshop

    February 26, 2014
    MPAC is excited to announce it is partnering with Disney/ABC Television Group to offer a one-day TV screenwriters workshop this spring in order to identify and empower American Muslims who want to pursue a career in writing for series TV.

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  • Court Ruling in Favor of NYPD Surveillance Further Erodes Civil Liberties

    February 24, 2014
    MPAC expressed its disappointment with a federal ruling that the New York Police Department’s (NYPD) surveillance of Muslims in New Jersey was “a lawful effort to prevent terrorism.” Eight plaintiffs brought the suit against New York City, claiming that the NYPD infringed on their civil liberties with its mass surveillance of Muslim communities in New Jersey.

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  • Preventing Genocide in the Central African Republic

    February 21, 2014
    The United Nations has warned that the Central African Republic (CAR) is heading toward a humanitarian disaster to the point that current sectarian violence between Christian and Muslim militias will end in genocide. Since December 2013, bands of Christian militia, known as anti-Balaka, have waged war on Muslims and their property and engaged in a violent campaign of “ethno-religious cleansing,” according to Amnesty International. French and African Union troops have been stationed in CAR since December but are overwhelmed with the 2.5 million residents requiring assistance and safety.

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  • Hollywood Journal Publishes MPAC Op-ed on Need for Muslim Representation in Hollywood

    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.

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  • MPAC Rep Participates in Google+ Hangout with President Obama

    February 3, 2014
    On Friday, Jan. 31, 2014, Riham Osman, MPAC’s Washington, DC, Program Assistant, joined eight Americans across the country for the first “Virtual Road Trip with President Barack Obama on Google+” Hangout three days after his State of the Union address. From the Roosevelt Room of the White House, President Obama responded directly to questions posed by diverse Americans about issues he laid out in his speech.

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  • Vying for the ‘Gold’ Standard in Security at Olympics

    January 31, 2014
    For the athletes entering the Winter Olympics, it’s about the games. For the host city of Sochi, Russia, it’s also an exercise in homeland security. From Feb. 7 to the 23rd, the world will be watching as thousands of athletes from more than 80 countries showcase their skills and extraordinary talents in a competition among the world’s best athletes. Right now, days before the Olympics commence, the Russians have been ramping up their security in Sochi with more than 50,000 police, army and security officers.

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