Statements & Press

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • House’s Anti-Semitism Resolution Only Creates More Problems

    March 6, 2019
    House Democrats will vote on a resolution denouncing anti-Semitism as “antithetical to the United States.” While anti-Semitism is undoubtedly a very real and important issue facing the American Jewish community and should be combated by all, this resolution would only undermine any such efforts.

  • We stand with Rep. Ilhan Omar

    March 5, 2019
    We, the undersigned organizations and individuals, stand with Representatives Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib and their vision of a world without racism and oppression, and we reject the vicious and racially-motivated bad-faith smears against them, including false charges of antisemitism, accusations of links to terrorism, and death threats.

  • Variety Guest Column: Why It’s Time for Hollywood to Recognize the Muslim Community’s Diversity

    February 22, 2019
    For every positive step forward, there is still another stereotype or trope to address, but at MPAC’s Hollywood Bureau we will continue to work to bring our community even beyond equity and inclusion to appreciation and respect. We congratulate all of this year’s nominees and look forward to a future that authentically includes us all.


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