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  • Syria: A Human Tragedy Requires a Response

    September 6, 2013
    We support decisive and quick military action with important conditions. MPAC today released a position paper that outlines in detail our deliberations and why we support a conditional strike to deter future use of chemical weapons.

  • MPAC Calls for Protection for Syrian Civilians

    August 22, 2013
    Today MPAC denounced the use of chemical weapons in Syria and called for the protection of Syrian civilians who are facing this brutal crime against humanity.

  • MPAC Condemns Violence Against Egyptian Civilians & Calls for Unity

    August 14, 2013
    The Muslim Public Affairs Council (MPAC) today condemned the Egyptian government’s deadly use of force against pro-Morsi protestors and imposition of emergency law for the next 30 days, which suspends the right to a trial or due process. So far, at least 275 people have been killed and hundreds more have been injured. In response to the violence, interim Vice-President Mohamed ElBaradei resigned from his position stating that the crisis should have been dealt with through “peaceful means.”

  • Congress in Recess - Schedule Meetings in District Office Now!

    August 13, 2013
    During the next few weeks, your senators and representative will be home working in their district offices. Take advantage of the Congressional recess by reaching out to your elected official to discuss issues that are important to you! Here are some easy and effective ways to schedule a meeting.

  • MPAC Meets with Sec. John Kerry & Amb. Susan Rice on Mid-East Peace Process

    August 12, 2013
    On Friday, Aug. 9, MPAC's Washington, DC Director Haris Tarin joined American Muslim and Arab American leaders for a meeting with Secretary of State John Kerry, National Security Adviser Susan Rice and Special Envoy for Mid-East Peace Martin Indyk to discuss recent attempts by the U.S. to revive the stalled peace talks.

  • Mohiuddin Joins Panel to Examine 'To Educate a Girl'

    July 17, 2013
    Last week, Marium Mohiuddin, MPAC's Communications Coordinator, was invited by UNICEF to speak on a panel about the documentary "To Educate a Girl." The powerful documentary takes a ground-up and visually stunning view of that effort through the eyes of girls out of school, starting school or fighting against the odds to stay in school.

  • MPAC Sends Letters of Concern about Burma to Chinese Embassy

    July 4, 2013
    With the suffering of the Rohingya people in Burma continuing unabated, MPAC sent letters to high-ranking officials to request actions be taken to pressure the government of Burma to address the crisis.

  • 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.

  • Lekovic Travels to Croatia for Conference on Women

    May 17, 2013
    Earlier this month, Edina Lekovic, MPAC’s Director of Policy and Programming, traveled to Zagreb, Croatia, where she spoke at a conference about the social status of Muslim women in Europe. Lekovic presented a lecture on “Uncovering the Real Me: Western Muslim Women Under the Spotlight” before an audience which included the mufti of Croatia, a Bosnian ambassador, academics and community members.

  • Honest Democracy in Pakistan’s Historic Election

    May 16, 2013
    Last Saturday, Pakistan’s national election proved to be a milestone in the political development of a country that has been entrenched in turmoil and grief for several months, if not years. In more than 60 years, this is the first time in the country’s history that one elected government served its full five-year term and subjected itself to the electorate in a free and fair manner.

  • MPAC Submits Testimony at First Congressional Hearing on Drones

    May 9, 2013
    Last month, MPAC submitted a statement for the record at the first congressional hearing on “Drone Wars: The Constitutional and Counterterrorism Implications of Targeted Killing.” The hearing examined the Obama administration’s use of the drone program and whether continued use of the program will have checks and Congressional oversight.

  • Buy Tickets for Islamic Relief's Syria Benefit Dinner

    May 4, 2013
    On Saturday May 4, 2013, MPAC is co-sponsoring Islamic Relief's "Syria, A Humanitarian Crisis" benefit dinner in Anaheim, CA. As the atrocities in Syria continue to escalate, we need to come together and support of brothers and sisters who are facing grave crisis.

  • Mr. President, the Red Line in Syria has been Crossed

    May 3, 2013
    What exactly are President Barack Obama's red lines when it comes to the crisis in Syria, and when does crossing them translate into actual global action? This week, reports released by the Syrian National Coalition, the opposition party recognized by the U.S., show that Bashar al-Assad’s regime has used chemical weapons against his own citizens. How much more evidence do we need before we finally step in and stop the atrocities?

  • 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.

  • Obama's Middle East Trip Renews Hope for Peace Talks

    March 22, 2013
    President Barack Obama’s trip to the Middle East this week may not be just another visit to the region; it could become the catalyst for restarting the peace talks between the Palestinians and Israelis. Speaking yesterday to mostly young Israelis in Jerusalem, Obama urged them to demand peace from their political leaders.

  • MPAC DC Director Meets with President in Preparation for Trip to Middle East

    March 11, 2013
    Today, March 11, 2013, MPAC along with other Muslim and Arab American leaders met with President Barack Obama to discuss issues that will pertain to his upcoming trip to the Middle East. Haris Tarin, the Director of MPAC’s Washington, DC, office, attended the intimate meeting with the President, as he prepares his agenda for this visit to the Palestine, Jordan and Israel.

  • 'Day of the Falcon' Highlights Arab Region & Cultures

    March 4, 2013
    “Day of the Falcon” (aka “Black Gold”), an epic adventure film with global appeal that offers a positive portrayal of the Arab culture, landscape and Islam is hitting theaters March 1. The film starring Antonio Banderas, Freida Pinto and Tahar Rahim, is the story of two rival kingdoms in the Arab Gulf region who discard their truce until when oil is discovered between their territories. Now it is up to their children to find a way to end the violence and bring peace to the land.

  • Do You Have What it Takes to be Our Spring Research Fellow?

    February 28, 2013
    MPAC is seeking the best and brightest for its competitive and engaging Policy Research Fellowship that gives researchers an opportunity to present information that will impact the policy-making process. MPAC seeks to identify and develop those with an interest in public affairs to engage in faith-based policy research and advocacy in the heart of the nation's capital.

  • 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 Continues to Engage Government Officials on Syria Relief

    February 7, 2013
    MPAC welcomes President Obama’s announcement that the U.S. will increase its humanitarian aid to Syria, and will continue to monitor the situation, engage government officials to ensure that aid provided is for humanitarian relief and discuss how the the Syrian cause should be a main priority for the administration.


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