Statements & Press

  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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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  • It’s Time for Indiana to Take a Stand

    February 21, 2019
    On February 16th, Mustafa Ayoubi was berated with Islamophobic slurs, shot and killed during a road rage incident. Indiana is one of five states that does not have a hate crimes law. With this tragic and unnecessary loss of life, we urge Indiana Senators to pass hate crime legislation and to investigate this incident as a hate crime.

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  • President Sets A Bad Precedent

    February 15, 2019
    The President has set a bad precedent by declaring a State of Emergency over a manufactured crisis, which will in turn divert money away from legitimate crises in our midst. We condemn this decision and will join any effort to oppose their attempt to reallocate funds from those in need toward a totem of racism and xenophobia.

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  • Justice for Some: The Impact of Dunn v. Ray

    February 15, 2019
    The Supreme Court has ruled to give preferential treatment to one American religious group over another. Dunn v. Ray demonstrated that “a Christian prisoner may have a minister of his own faith accompany him,” while a Muslim prisoner may not. We condemn this decision that rules against religious neutrality and fails to treat all citizens with equal fairness and dignity.

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  • Criticizing AIPAC’s influence over Congress

    February 11, 2019
    The recent outrage over Rep. Omar’s tweet criticizing AIPAC’s influence over Congress suggests that those that turn a critical lens on Israeli policies that violate international human rights become a target of being labeled an anti-Semite.

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  • Pope's UAE Message of Human Fraternity

    February 8, 2019
    On February 5th, Pope Francis concluded a historic three-day trip to the United Arab Emirates. The pope spoke in favor of religious freedom and against the moral atrocities which result from a lack thereof. Still, the true test of his aspirational message will be whether it informs policy and practice which reflect a meaningful and universal religious pluralism.

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  • We stand with Jussie Smollett

    January 29, 2019
    We were horrified to learn of the racist and homophobic attack against Jussie Smollett, which hit close to home for us. This is an issue we have been working hard to move the needle on. We stand by Jussie Smollett and all those who stand to be affected by the normalization of such incidents.

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  • Due Process for Marzieh Hashimi

    January 24, 2019
    American Muslim journalist, Marzieh Hashemi, has been arrested and detained by the FBI with no formal charge. She claims to have had her feet shackled, her hijab forcibly removed, and to have been forced to eat pork. We call on the FBI to afford her due process and fair treatment.

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