Statements & Press

  • Op-Ed: Islam is an American religion too, Mr. President

    June 14, 2018
    We are American and we are Muslim, and there is no conflict between the two. And yet the idea that Islam is antithetical to what the West, and the United States, represents survives and even thrives in this administration.

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  • Op-Ed: How Anthony Bourdain Helped Humanize the Muslim Community (Guest Column)

    June 12, 2018
    While the death of Anthony Bourdain has been met with shock and sadness throughout the world, that pain is especially felt in our community. With his unique voice and acerbic wit, Mr. Bourdain dedicated his writing and television career to uncovering the lives of those in the shadows.

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  • Why President Trump is Doing Iftar All Wrong // Media Mentions

    June 7, 2018
    The White House iftar is a prime example of the Trump administration talking ABOUT Muslims instead of talking TO us. Our job is to change that. If the president won't listen to us, we will make sure the American public will. Within 24 hours, we've appeared on national media over 10 times.

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  • Op-Ed: Dear President Trump: You’re Doing Iftar All Wrong

    June 7, 2018
    By inviting diplomats instead of ordinary American Muslims to the White House Iftar, the White House is sending the wrong message.

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  • Embassy Celebration met with Gaza Massacre

    May 14, 2018
    Today, the Trump administration officially opened a US embassy in Jerusalem, effectively recognizing the city as the capital of Israel. Recognizing Jerusalem as the Israeli capital -- an area that the United Nations designated as an international city in 1947 -- has confirmed US intentions of blind support for the Israeli military occupation of Palestinian land.

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  • Pulling Out of the Iran Deal Harms America's Interest

    May 8, 2018
    We are alarmed by Trump's decision to pull out of the Iran nuclear deal. This decision puts us in danger of getting entangled in yet another manufactured war in the Middle East. Trump continues to isolate us from our global partners and puts us at risk from losing further confidence from the international community that we are a nation that stands by our agreements. 

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  • Facebook to Audit its Impact on Marginalized Communities

    May 2, 2018
    MPAC applauds Facebook's hiring of civil rights experts to independently audit its impact on marginalized communities. Since last year, MPAC has worked closely with Facebook's senior policy team to address the prevalence of hate groups and foreign actors using the platform to target communities like ours.

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  • DOJ Convicts Three Kansas Men for Mosque Bomb Plot

    April 20, 2018
    Our partners at the Department of Justice's Civil Rights Division successfully obtained convictions of three Kansas men of hate crime and weapons of mass destruction charges for plotting to bomb and apartment building and mosque in which Somali immigrants lived.

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  • MPAC Calls for Swift Action to Address the Humanitarian Crisis in Syria

    April 11, 2018
    The Syrian conflict has become the greatest man-made humanitarian disaster of our time, with the largest displacement of refugees in history. Aside from our shared moral imperative to alleviate such colossal suffering, it is in our own best interest as Americans to stem the flow of state-sponsored violence.

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  • Op-Ed: Saudi Ventures in American Entertainment are Promising, But Bigger Changes are Needed

    February 14, 2018
    Next month, after over three decades of going dark, the government of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia will allow commercial movie theaters to reopen in a move that would be viewed as progressive — if it weren’t the 21st century.

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