Statements & Press

  • We had Mayor Garcetti clarify his statement about Jerusalem

    May 20, 2019
    We met with Mayor Garcetti to express our concerns over his blanket statement of approval of the embassy move without recognizing the plight of the Palestinian people or even recognizing the legitimacy of a Palestinian statehood. He recognized and understood our concerns and clarified his statement.

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  • We call on Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti to speak out against injustice

    May 20, 2019
    Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti's declaration of support for Jerusalem as the capital of Israel tarnishes his impeccable record of speaking for all of us in the City of Angels. We urge him to recognize our perspective on this matter and to be an ongoing champion of justice for all.

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  • Another Bigoted Attack

    May 14, 2019
    Over the weekend, GOP politicians have resumed their baseless attacks on American Muslims. This time they targeted Rep. Rashida Tlaib, undercutting her message of human dignity for Palestinians and the Jewish community. Republican Members of Congress have taken her words out of context and spun them as anti-Semitic. The implication of this is that her voice and the voices of other American Muslims are marginalized in critical conversations.

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  • Trump Shuns American Muslims at White House Iftar

    May 13, 2019
    Tonight marks another year when President Trump fails to invite American Muslims during the month of Ramadan. Instead, foreign ambassadors and dignitaries from Muslim-majority countries comprise the guest list for tonight’s iftar. Many of those he did invite represent autocratic and repressive governments, regimes that routinely oppress innocent citizens and violate the rights of women, minorities and free-thinking people.

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  • Solidarity with Sri Lanka

    April 22, 2019
    We are disgusted by the attacks in Sri Lanka on Easter, one of the holiest days for our Christian brothers and sisters. No one should fear for their life in a place of worship. Thoughts and prayers are important, but not enough. Those impacted by this tragic, senseless violence need our support.

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  • Commander-in-Chief's Bigoted Tweet

    April 16, 2019
    President Trump recently tweeted spliced footage of Rep. Omar’s speech at a CAIR banquet with footage of 9/11. His tweet was dangerous, and effectively placed both a sitting member of Congress, as well as American Muslims, at risk of harm. This is but one of many recent instances where the president has targeted people of color, especially women of color, to further embroil the country in hate and fear-mongering. We urge Twitter to take Trump’s tweet down and leaders on both side of the aisle to condemn this bigotry.

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  • We call on Secretary Pompeo to condemn Brunei’s anti-gay stoning law

    April 12, 2019
    The blatant disregard of basic human rights by Sultan Hassanah Bolkiah is a clear deviation from the core principles of justice, peace and human dignity of our faith.

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  • Israel's movement away from peace

    April 12, 2019
    Netanyahu’s reelection is another nail in the coffin of a two-state solution between Israel and Palestine, as well as a vote for the same Israeli state policies which have undermined the possibility of peace in the region.

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  • Stand Tall, Stand Together

    March 15, 2019
    We pray for the victims of the mass shootings that occurred on Friday, March 15 in two mosques and stand in solidarity with the New Zealand Muslim community as they go through this tragedy.

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  • United Stand on House Anti-Muslim and Anti-Semitic Resolution

    March 8, 2019
    The House resolution against anti-Semitism and anti-Muslim discrimination signifies an important development in the discourse on the Middle East for the United States government. It is a small step toward gaining balance on an issue that has been one-sided for too long. It does bring about difficult conversations that communities need to have about free political speech while being sensitive to the legitimate fears of others.

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