Statements & Press

  • 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.

  • 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. 

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Op-Ed: Trump's Administration, Not Muslims, Is Vulnerable to Terrorist Narratives

    February 13, 2018
    The single greatest threat to our nation’s security is the unchecked rise of violent white supremacist groups whose tactics and actions fit every textbook definition of domestic terrorism. Like the White House in general, the report is conspicuously silent on this.

  • Trump Eliminates Temporary Protected Status for Salvadorans

    January 8, 2018
    Trump’s policies reflect his hostility towards immigrants -- whether undocumented or legal -- and advocates for restrictionist immigration policies.

  • We hosted a discussion on extremism | Media Mentions

    December 23, 2017
    The panel addressed a series of issues including expectations placed on American Muslims in combating terrorism, policy differences between the Obama and Trump administrations, immigration, and the potential impact of President Trump’s national security strategy which was scheduled to be announced the same day as this event.

  • Avoiding Stereotypes on Screen | Media Mentions

    December 16, 2017
    An industry panel discussed ways to avoid Muslim stereotypes in film and TV while also offering suggestions to ensure more authentic representations of Islam and Muslims in Hollywood at a recent event.


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