Statements & Press

  • MPAC Congratulates President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris on Their Inauguration

    January 20, 2021
    Today, President Joseph R. Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris take their oaths of office to inaugurate what we hope will be an administration that mends a broken America and prioritizes the safety and wellbeing of every American. We look forward to engaging this new administration as they lead our nation out of division toward peace and unity.

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  • Biden Rescinds the Muslim Ban

    January 20, 2021
    MPAC commends President-elect Joe Biden on the decision to reverse the Trump Administration’s Muslim Ban, formally known as Executive Order 13769, upon taking office on January 20. Rescinding the Ban is a starting point for the broader opportunity to achieve comprehensive immigration reform and an economic policy platform that attends to the social divisions that xenophobia plays on in the first place.

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  • Protecting Houses of Worship and Faith Communities During Inauguration Week

    January 19, 2021
    A national and state level coalition issued a Joint Threat Assessment (JTA) for the 59th Presidential Inauguration in Washington, D.C., that will be held on January 20th, 2021, due to the recent incidents of ideologically-motivated violence. Here are our recommendations on how to stay safe.

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  • Letter to Biden From Our American Muslim Coalition

    January 18, 2021
    President-Elect Biden has pledged that his Administration will look like America, and we applaud his efforts to achieve that goal. We co-signed a letter with other American Muslim civil society organizations urging them to include American Muslims as high profile members of public service in the next administration.

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  • Why We Must Work Together

    January 12, 2021
    Following the insurrection on Capitol Hill, MPAC reached out to champions of democracy on Capitol Hill to convey our support in their condemnation of the violent acts perpetrated by domestic terrorists on our nation's legislative body.

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  • Forced Cremations in Sri Lanka Violate Religious Freedom

    January 11, 2021
    Forced cremation is a forbidden practice in the faith traditions of Islam and Christianity. We ask that the United States initiate an independent investigation into Sri Lanka's policy, its formation, and the harms that have resulted therefrom.

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  • Two MPAC Allies Earn Government Appointments

    January 8, 2021
    MPAC congratulates the recent appointments of two staunch allies of the American Muslim community to the government: Xavier Becerra and Vanita Gupta. We look forward to working with them on our shared goal of developing a robust, inclusive American pluralism that defends the rights of all.

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  • The Muslim Public Affairs Council Supports Congressional Action to Remove Trump from Office

    January 7, 2021
    Acts of sedition are a crime under 18 U.S. Code § 2383. Trump’s rhetoric bolsters white supremacist movements, as does the complicity by members of Congress who ‘stand back and stand by.’ MPAC joins calls to remove Trump for his gross assault on the U.S. Constitution.

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  • We Were Wrong on CVE

    December 28, 2020
    Standing for justice means acknowledging past mistakes and reinvigorating our commitment to those we serve. Our goal had always been to eliminate or change Countering Violent Extremism policies. We recognize our position was wrong.

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  • On Veteran’s Day: Honoring the Service of American Muslims

    November 11, 2020
    American Muslims have been an essential part of our American community dating back our nation's founding. This Veteran’s Day, it is important to highlight the role that American Muslims in the military play in protecting and serving our nation on the frontlines.

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