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  • Senate to Hold Groundbreaking Hearing Today on Hate Crimes & Domestic Terrorism

    September 19, 2012
    Today, MPAC will attend the Senate Judiciary Committee’s hearing on “Hate Crimes and the Threat of Domestic Terrorism.” Following the hearing, a number of faith leaders, advocates and community members will host a brief press conference outside the Senate Hart Office Building to outline the next steps neede. Along with Durbin, the press conference will include Haris Tarin, Director of MPAC’s Washington, DC, office,

  • 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.

  • In Memoriam of U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens and the Foreign Service officers

    September 14, 2012
    During our nation’s commemoration of the 11th anniversary of 9/11, our country lost four heroes, one of which was U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens. Stevens was a dedicated servant, who, until his final moments, served his nation with honor and dignity. Stevens’ death has saddened and shocked the nation. President Barack Obama, in a statement on Wednesday, described Stevens as a "courageous and exemplary representative of the United States.”

  • MPAC Condemns Attacks on U.S. Embassies, Calls for Protection of All U.S. Personnel

    September 12, 2012
    MPAC today strongly condemns the attacks on the U.S. Embassies in Cairo and Benghazi, Libya, and we grieve along with the rest of our nation over the deaths of four Americans, including U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens. These attacks were not just an attack on our embassies but on our nation as a whole.

  • On the Anniversary of 9/11, We Honor the Victims Through Service & Prayer

    September 11, 2012
    Today, MPAC and the Islamic Center of Southern California (ICSC) commemorated the 11th anniversary on 9/11 with the final of three community events – an interfaith prayer service. This morning, leaders from six faiths came together to offer prayers for the victims of 9/11.

  • MPAC Releases 'Not Qualified: Exposing America's Top 25 Pseudo-Experts on Islam'

    September 11, 2012
    Today, MPAC released “Not Qualified: Exposing the Deception behind America's Top 25 Pseudo Experts on Islam,”a timely study that examines the credentials of 25 known Islamophobes who purport to be experts on Islam, Muslims and national security.

  • Before School Starts, Talk to Your Children about Bullying & Hate

    August 31, 2012
    The safety of our children is our main priority, and conversations about safety, respect and peace must start at home. MPAC urges parents to talk to their children about the importance of speaking up and reporting incidents of bullying in order to help create a healthy and diverse school environment.

  • Tarin Discusses Role of Faith & Political Extremism in Election Season

    August 27, 2012
    On Thursday, Aug. 23, MPAC's Haris Tarin, the Director of the Washington, DC, Office, joined the New America Foundation and a panel of experts to discuss the rise of anti-Muslim rhetoric and domestic terrorism in the lead up to the 2012 national election.

  • Experts Discuss Impact of Hate & Safety Tips on MPAC Teleconferences

    August 16, 2012
    Last night and today, MPAC hosted two teleconferences for American Muslims around the country to understand on the real world damage caused by recent hate rhetoric and learn what they can do to safeguard their mosques, schools and communities.

  • Ft. Hood Shooting Report Concludes FBI Could Have Prevented Attack

    August 15, 2012
    Earlier this month, MPAC attended a Congressional hearing which shared the findings of a report on the shooting at Fort Hood, TX, in 2009. The report concluded that there were several instances in which the FBI neglected key warning signs that could have prevented the attack.

  • When a Culture of Hate Turns to Violence

    August 10, 2012
    In a climate of increasing fear-based rhetoric by public officials, we have seen a rise in hate crimes against American Muslims and Americans perceived to be Muslim. It's certain media outlets that are playing into the paradigm of ignorance and hate. demise of our national strength.

  • MPAC Joins Campaign to Stop Veolia Transport's Bid in City of LA

    August 9, 2012
    MPAC recently signed onto a campaign to prevent Los Angeles from renewing their contract with Veolia Transport who operate the city’s DASH buses. The campaign cites that Veolia Transport discriminates on the basis of ethnicity and religion which is a violation of the Los Angeles City Charter’s prohibition

  • Attend Save the Children of Syria Fundraising Iftar

    July 28, 2012
    On Saturday, July 28, MPAC along with the Syrian American Council of Los Angeles and eight other organizations for a "Save the Children of Syria Fundraising Iftar."

  • Apply Now for Fall 2012 Internship in DC or LA

    July 27, 2012
    Are you interested in making your mark on today’s important issues and getting your voice heard? Then apply to join MPAC’s internship program. We are seeking undergraduate and graduate students for our Fall 2012 Semester Internship Program. The deadline to apply is Friday, August 17

  • MPAC Presses DHS for Redress with Intelligence Files

    July 26, 2012
    Last week, MPAC participated in a round-table discussion with LA community leaders, DHS and USCIS about national security and what CRCL was doing to establish a redress system for people whose names make it into shared-space intelligence files, especially in cases of having the same name as someone on a watch list.

  • Bachmann’s Muslim Witch Hunt Must be Stopped in its Tracks

    July 18, 2012
    MPAC today called Rep. Michele Bachmann’s (R-MN) request for investigations into what she called the supposed “infiltration” of the U.S. government by “fundamentalist Muslims” an “absurd and shameful witch hunt only Sen. McCarthy could be proud of.”

  • MPAC Signs Letter Condemning TN Judge's Ban on Islamic Center

    July 18, 2012
    Earlier this week, MPAC signed a letter with other prominent religious, academic groups and individuals stating their disbelief that a local, Murfreesboro, TN, judge issued a ruling forbidding the congregation of the Islamic Center of Murfreesboro from entering its newly completed building.

  • Commemorating American Independence on July 4th

    July 4, 2012
    Happy 236th Birthday, America. Today, as we set out for a festive day of celebrating our nation’s founding holiday, we must take a moment to reflect on the significance of what it means to be free and on the diverse hands that contributed to the America we see today.

  • UC Climate Survey Reveals Muslim Students Feel Intimidated

    June 28, 2012
    After conducting its University of California Campus Climate Survey for the past few months, MPAC has learned that 54 percent of students who are involved with a Muslim group on a UC campus have faced intimidation.

  • Dr. Hathout Talks about Islam at The Guibord Center’s ‘101 Series’

    June 27, 2012
    On Sunday afternoon, Dr. Maher Hathout shared the core teachings of Islam at The Guibord Center’s ‘Religion Inside Out’ program, which is affiliated with St. John’s Episcopal Church in Los Angeles. During the event, Pastor Gwynne Guibord warmly welcomed Dr. Hathout and emphasized her longstanding relationship with MPAC.


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