Updates

  • Los Angeles' Interfaith Security Taskforce

    June 11, 2019
    We are pleased to announce that we have been invited to participate in Los Angeles Councilman Paul Koretz's Interfaith Security Taskforce to protect houses of worship. Our involvement in this task force is one part of a much larger strategy on our part to ensure mosque safety and security.

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  • Tackling Online Hate Speech

    June 5, 2019
    For the last few years, We have been working with YouTube to ensure hate speech policies are updated to reflect the hate targeted communities deal with. Today, the video-sharing website announced updates to their hate speech policies designed to protect and ensure safety for their users.

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  • How We’re Confronting White Supremacy

    May 21, 2019
    Guest blog by Omar Ricci, MPAC Board of Directors "I testified as a witness at a congressional hearing yesterday on the threat of white supremacist hate crimes on Muslim communities and national security. In my testimony, I outlined the consequences of ignoring this threat and its real impact on American Muslims."

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  • Mosque Safety & Security

    April 30, 2019
    Following the tragic attacks in New Zealand, we want to make sure that our community is prepared for any risk in this busy time. Here are some things that you can do to enhance your safety and security.

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  • We've had a busy year so far!

    April 24, 2019
    From making strides against injustice on Capitol Hill to celebrating community and inclusion at our 28th Annual Media Awards at the Beverly Hilton in Los Angeles, it's been a busy month. See the highlights in this April's iMPACt Brief.

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  • A win against white supremacy

    March 27, 2019
    Facebook has announced that white supremacist groups are now labeled as Dangerous Individuals and Organizations on its platform. This is an important step for American Muslims and other marginalized communities affected by violence from white nationalists.

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  • Bernie Unites with our Community Against Racism

    March 25, 2019
    Following the terrorist attacks in Christchurch, New Zealand, Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders joined our interfaith and American Muslim community at the Islamic Center of Southern California. He’s the highest ranking US official to visit a mosque to pay his respects since the tragedy occurred.

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  • From New Zealand to Chicago

    March 17, 2019
    Nothing brings into focus the vulnerability of the world we live in so intensely like an event similar to the assault on the two mosques in New Zealand on March 15th. It is clear that the way forward through this chaos lies in bolstering our defenses with solidarity with our communities, and stronger integration with society at large.

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  • S.1 passes Senate, moves to the House

    February 5, 2019
    Earlier today, the Senate voted in favor of S.1, the “Strengthening America’s Security in the Middle East Act.” The bill still needs to pass the House before it can be signed by the President.

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  • We’ve finally turned the corner in Hollywood

    February 2, 2019
    We constantly hear that Muslims are having a “Hollywood Moment” and at the Sundance Film Festival I really saw that tangible shift.

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