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  • Nour Advocates for Women Empowerment in Politics

    July 28, 2013
    Lena Nour, MPAC's Summer 2013 Government Intern, is a sophomore at George Mason University majoring in government and international politics, where she’s found her passion at the cross section of civic engagement and social justice.

  • Special Note: White House Iftar is Reminder of Work Ahead

    July 26, 2013
    Last night, I had the distinct honor of attending President Barack Obama’s annual Ramadan Iftar at the White House, which celebrates this blessed month by honoring American Muslims’ contributions to our nation.

  • MPAC Submits Statement of Record at Senate Gitmo Hearing

    July 25, 2013
    Yesterday, MPAC submitted statement for the record at the Closing Guantanamo: The National Security, Fiscal and Human Rights Implications, held by the Senate Judiciary’s Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights and Human Rights. The statement emphasized the necessity for the prison to be shut down in the name of our national security, fiscal security and moral standing in the international community.

  • Amash-Conyers Amendment: Opportunity for Transparency

    July 24, 2013
    Today, MPAC asked its constituents and all Americans to support the Amash-Conyers Amendment #100 to the Department of Defense Appropriations Act.

  • MPAC Condemns Brutal Murders over Sectarianism in Egypt

    June 24, 2013
    MPAC condemned the brutal murder of four Egyptian Shia Muslims, who were killed in an act of mob violence on Sunday in the Giza province outside of Cairo. Egypt has a rich history of intra-faith harmony, and this attack sets a dangerous precedent for the country and the region. Furthermore, it underscores the need for American Muslims to be vigilant against sectarian vigilantism in the U.S.

  • Meet Dina El-Mosalami, Summer 2013 Government & Policy Intern

    June 11, 2013
    Meet Dina El-Mosalami, one of MPAC's new Summer 2013 Government and Policy Interns. El-Mosalami is Egyptian American, and recently graduated from The American University in Cairo with a double degee in Business Administration and Mass Communication.

  • Lekovic Challenges Students to Step Outside Comfort Zone

    May 17, 2013
    Last month, Edina Lekovic, MPAC's Director of Policy and Programming, participated in a "Let’s Be Honest" forum at California State University of Northridge. The "Let’s Be Honest" forum is a platform for honest discussions on hot topics facing our community.

  • Dr. Hathout to Speak at 'Seeds of Peace: Meditation & the Engaged Life' Conference in LA

    April 20, 2013
    On Saturday, April 20, Dr. Maher Hathout, MPAC's Senior Adviser, will present a "Truth Over Fear" workshop at "Seeds of Peace: Meditation and the Engaged Life" all-day conference at All Saints Church in Pasadena, CA.

  • MPAC Commends Law Enforcement, Prays for Boston As Events Unfold

    April 19, 2013
    MPAC this morning expressed its shock and disbelief over the news that the suspects in the Boston Marathon bombing are two Chechen brothers who were from the Boston community. Our prayers are with the people of Boston as they remain indoors while police track the second suspect.

  • Our Thoughts and Prayers Are With All Those in Boston

    April 15, 2013
    MPAC expresses its condolences for all those in Boston and with the families and loved ones of the two victims and at least 100 injured from the explosions. MPAC condemns this terrorist attack; this is a horrible crime, and we call on all of us as Americans to work together to bring those responsible to justice.

  • MPAC Iowa Chair Named President of ACLU State Affiliate

    April 11, 2013
    MPAC is proud to announce that Shams Ghoneim, President of MPAC’s Iowa Chapter, was recently named president of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) Iowa.

  • Elshishtawy Speaks at Newseum on 'Defining Religious Freedom in America'

    March 27, 2013
    Last week, Hoda Elshishtawy, MPAC’s Legislative and Policy Analyst, joined a panel at the Religious Freedom Education Project at the Newseum in Washington, DC, to explore religious freedom in America.

  • Lekovic Challenges Audience to Examine Islamophobia

    March 27, 2013
    The foundation of the Hammer Museum shook a few weeks ago when an event hosted by The Hammer Forum, assembled a panel of four experts, including MPAC's Edina Lekovic, to explore the realities and implications of Islamophobia.

  • We Applaud the House for Breaking Political Gridlock and Reauthorizing VAWA

    February 28, 2013
    Today, the House of Representatives reauthorized the passage of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) and sent it to President Barack Obama’s desk to be signed into law. We congratulate House Republicans for breaking the political gridlock on the new provisions added in the bill by the Senate and voting for the greater good.

  • MPAC to Honor Oscar-nominated ‘5 Broken Cameras' at 22nd Annual Media Awards

    February 24, 2013
    MPAC's Hollywood Bureau proudly announced today it will honor 2013 Oscar nominee for Best Feature Documentary “5 Broken Cameras,” co-created by Palestinian filmmaker Emad Burnat and Israeli filmmaker Guy Davidi, during its 22nd annual Media Awards Gala this spring.

  • MPAC Congratulates Islamic Center of South Bay for DOJ Ruling Supporting Religious Freedom

    February 6, 2013
    MPAC congratulates Masjid Alnoor, the Islamic Center of South Bay, for reaching a historic settlement with the City of Lomita through the intervention of the Department of Justice. Following an inquiry raised by MPAC, the DOJ opened a case, which led to this week’s ruling that the City of Lomita violated the Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act of 2000 (RLUIPA) when it denied the Islamic center’s application to build a new mosque on its property.

  • Join Our Campaign to Pass Violence Against Women Act (VAWA)

    February 5, 2013
    On Feb. 5, MPAC launched a national campaign to mobilize American Muslims to push for the passage of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) in Congress. Join “Voices for VAWA: Muslims Against Domestic Violence & Sexual Abuse” by spending 10 minutes this week reaching out to your senators and joining our national conference call on Feb. 2

  • Al-Marayati Speaks About Closing Gitmo at Peace Vigil

    January 13, 2013
    On the morning of Jan. 11, MPAC's President joined protesters outside the Federal Building in Downtown LA to call for the dissolution of the Guantanamo Bay detention center. ICUJP organized the vigil and press conference to bring attention to the horrifying conditions at Gitmo.

  • MPAC's Metro Ads in DC & NYC Receive Widespread Attention

    November 16, 2012
    For the past two weeks, MPAC has been running ads on the WMATA buses across the DC, Virginia and Maryland areas and in the New York City subway system calling upon all concerned citizens to stand together in opposing bigotry and hatred.

  • Washington Post Features DC Director as ‘Rising Muslim American Leader’

    November 12, 2012
    C is honored to announce that The Washington Post today published a feature article about Haris Tarin, the Director of MPAC’s Washington, DC, Office titled “Rising Muslim American Leader in D.C. Speaks for his Generation.”


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