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  • Horror of Canadian Parliament Shooting

    October 23, 2014
    MPAC condemns the criminal behavior and actions committed by Michael Zehaf-Bibeau on Parliament Hill yesterday in Ottawa, Canada. We offer our condolences to the family members of Cpl. Nathan Cirrillo and victims who were injured during the heinous attack. We stand in solidarity with the Canadian people.

  • ISIS Execution of American Journalist Underscores Need to Combat Extremism

    August 20, 2014
    The Muslim Public Affairs Council (MPAC) condemns the barbaric execution of American Journalist James Foley by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) and urges all people of conscience to take a stand against extremism. Mr. Foley was a journalist who courageously covered the atrocities against the Syrian people. We offer our condolences to his family and friends

  • Safe Spaces Endorsed by Against Violent Extremism Network

    May 15, 2014
    The Against Violent Extremism (AVE) Network, a global network tackling violent extremism, featured MPAC’s Safe Spaces Initiative in their April newsletter as a “Project Spotlight.” The AVE Network is made up of former extremists and survivors of extremism working together to prevent violent extremism. They are unique in their use of technology to “connect, exchange, disseminate and influence all forms of violent extremism.”

  • MPAC Holds Press Conference on 'Safe Spaces Initiative' at National Press Club

    April 14, 2014
    Today, MPAC held a press conference alongside notable Muslim community leaders at the National Press Club to announce a new campaign to actively prevent violent extremism. Called the Safe Spaces Initiative, the campaign is the first major national grassroots effort to equip American Muslim community and campus leaders with practical tools for developing healthy communities as well as intervention strategies for troubled individuals.

  • MPAC to Release ‘Declaration Against Extremism’ at Friday Press Conference

    December 11, 2013
    This Friday, MPAC will be joined by prominent American Muslim leaders for a press conference to stand together and sign a “Declaration Against Extremism,” a document authored by MPAC Senior Adviser, Dr. Maher Hathout, reflecting upon his thoughts and priorities.

  • MPAC Sends Letter of Condolence to TSA Director Pistole

    November 7, 2013
    Earlier this week, MPAC sent a letter to Transportation Security Administration (TSA) Director John Pistole offering condolences following the shooting last week at Los Angeles International Airport that left one TSA officer dead and wounded six others.

  • MPAC to Release Declaration Against Extremism

    October 29, 2013
    On Saturday, Nov. 2, MPAC will release the “Declaration Against Extremism,” authored by MPAC’s co-founder and senior adviser Dr. Maher Hathout, which defines the dangers of extremism and issues a clarion call for action.

  • ‘Violence is the Language of Despair,’ Say Faith & Civic Leaders at Community Forum on Gangs & Extremism

    July 4, 2013
    On Sunday, June 30, MPAC, All Saints Episcopal Church, Pasadena, and Homeboy Industries co-sponsored a powerful community forum -- “From Despair to Hope: Connecting the Dots Between Gangs and Violent Extremism” -- to examine the plague of violence at the hands of young men in our society today. “Violence is the language of despair,” explained Father Greg Boyle, Founder of Homeboy Industries. “We must infuse hope to those in despair, work to heal trauma and provide mental health care when needed.”

  • Dr. Hathout, Al-Marayati Talk About Violent Extremism & Online Radicalization

    May 9, 2013
    Last Sunday before a full house at All Saints Church, Dr. Maher Hathout and Salam Al-Marayati, MPAC's Senior Adviser and President, spoke about the need for community leaders to intervene if they see signs of potential violent extremism rather than shunning those who might be troubled or susceptible to extremist recruiters.

  • Radicalism’s Hollow Inspiration

    April 26, 2013
    In the aftermath of the tragic events in Boston, the hot topic once again is the conversation around countering violent extremism and the role the American Muslim community can play in ensuring that our nation remains safe. Though Muslim organizations, institutions and leaders sent out messages of unity and solidarity in response to the tragedy, we must continue to show leadership in approaching and eliminating the scourge of violent extremism.

  • 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.

  • AP Makes Important Revision to Misleading Terminology on Islam

    April 13, 2013
    American Muslim activists have unfairly been accused of being Islamists, as in synonymous for militants, extremists or radicals. We applaud AP for this step in accurate reporting about Islam and Muslims, and we look forward to other media outlets following AP’s lead.

  • Al-Assad Regime Needs to Be Removed so Syria Can Be Rebuilt

    November 21, 2012
    As news continues to pour out over the current conflict between Hamas and Israel, we cannot forget the ongoing crisis in Syria. To date, the total death toll of Syrians is almost at 40,000. The Syrian revolution has been ongoing since March 2011, but after the formation of a coalition of Syrian opposition groups in Doha on Nov. 11 known as the National Coalition for Syrian Revolutionary and Opposition Forces (NCSROF), MPAC views this development with hope for the future of Syria.

  • MPAC Expresses Grave Concern About Gaza

    November 17, 2012
    Today, MPAC expressed grave concern about the rapidly escalating conflict between Israel and Hamas authorities in Gaza. At least40 Palestinians have been killed as of this hour due to Israeli airstrikes and three Israeli civilians have been killed due to rocket fire from Gaza.

  • 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.

  • MPAC to Launch NYC & DC Metro Ads Opposing Racism & Bigotry

    October 18, 2012
    On Monday, Oct. 22, the NYC subway system will feature ads by MPAC, which is an effort to counter the recent hateful and divisive ad released by Pamela Geller’s organization, AFDI. One week later, on Monday, Oct. 29, the Metro system in DC, will post the same ads on WMATA buses across the DC, Virginia and Maryland areas.

  • MPAC Condemns Taliban Attack on Pakistani Teenage Girl Fighting for Education

    October 12, 2012
    MPAC today condemned the Taliban’s appalling attack against Malala Yousafzai, an innocent 14-year-old girl in Pakistan, who was advocating for education. Malala was shot in the head by the Taliban for being a girl and standing up to unjust policies and oppression for the past three years through her BBC blog.

  • Hussein Speaks About Racial Profiling at MAS-Atlanta Family Camp

    October 3, 2012
    This past weekend, Yasmin Hussein, MPAC’s Young Leaders Program Coordinator, spoke at the MAS Annual Family Camp in Atlanta. With more than 100 attendees at the camp, Hussein led a discussion with a largely youth-aged group discussing ways to improve the perception of Muslims in America.

  • MPAC Releases Videos from Leaders Saying No to Hate, No to Violence

    September 24, 2012
    MPAC today released a series of videos by some of the most well-recognized and prominent American Muslim scholars and leaders calling on all people of consciousness to bring an end to senseless violence in the massive demonstrations that have swept across the Middle East, North Africa and South Asia.

  • Media Coverage of U.S. Embassy Protests and Attacks in the Middle East

    September 16, 2012
    Since the first protest in Cairo against the amateur hate video "Innocence of Muslims," MPAC staffers and leaders have been featured on dozens of media outlets around the world to share their perspectives on the protests, the violence, the video and much more.


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