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  • Charlottesville & Racism: A Discussion with Rev. Jesse Jackson

    August 20, 2017
    Join us this Sunday at the Islamic Center of Southern California from 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM for a candid conversation with renowned civil rights activist, Reverend Jesse Jackson Sr.

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  • April 13, 2017
    Please join us for a roundtable discussion about the Japanese/Muslim American Experience, featuring MPAC's Marwa Abdelghani. This event aims to educate the public about the intersection between the Japanese and Muslim experience and spark a discussion about how we can avoid repeating history with current U.S. policies being implemented. The event will be held at Occidental College.

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  • April 6, 2017
    MPAC's Vice President or Strategy & Operations, Omar Noureldin, will be joining a distinguished panel of social justice leaders from the Latino, Japanese and Jewish communities to lead a discussion on historical discrimination and its implications today. The event will be held at LA Plaza de Cultura y Artes.

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  • April 2, 2017
    Do you want to be more knowledgeable about the Trump Administration's proposed immigration and travel policies? Join us for a "Know Your Rights" workshop at the Islamic Center of Southern California, where we will provide information about rights relating to immigration, hate crimes, travel and technology privacy.

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    March 18, 2017
    MPAC Board Member Sadia Khosa will be joining the MCC Interfaith & Outreach Committee for a discussion to know what rights you have in the event that you are questioned by a police or federal agent, detained at an airport, etc. Join us for this vital event.

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  • Muslim Association of Puget Sound Khutbah & Lecture in Washington

    March 17, 2017
    MPAC President Salam Al-Marayati will be delivering a khutbah and lecture at the Muslim Association of Puget Sound this Friday at 1:15pm. The khutbah will discuss advancing truth and justice in the Trump era.

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  • MPAC Testified at US Commission on Civil Rights Hearing, Findings Published

    October 29, 2014
    Two years ago, I had the honor of testifying before the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights on the topic of "Federal Civil Rights Engagement with Arab and Muslim American Communities Post 9/11." I’m happy to announce that they have finally published their report and findings.

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  • Setting the Record Straight on Violent Extremism on C-SPAN

    October 1, 2014
    This week we had the opportunity to set the record straight to millions of Americans by going live on C-SPAN to talk directly about Islam and the unfortunate reality that it is being tarnished by groups like ISIS.

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  • Diversity in Law Enforcement is Essential to Good Policing

    September 8, 2014
    The death of 18 year-old Michael Brown last month grabbed national headlines not only because the life of an unarmed youth was tragically stolen, but because of the underlying racial tensions that it exposed in the community of Ferguson, Mo. However, the growing protests and subsequent coverage showed that the racial tensions exposed are, in fact, pervasive across the country.

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  • MPAC Releases Domestic Drones Policy Paper

    September 8, 2014
    MPAC published and released the latest of its policy papers today called “Domestic Drones: Implications for Privacy and Due Process in the United States.” The paper analyzes and discusses the concern that the recent proliferation of drones could have negative consequences on civil liberties.

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  • 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

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  • MPAC Launches #ISpeakOutBecause Campaign

    August 7, 2014
    Today, MPAC launched a social media campaign called “#ISpeakOutBecause” to provide a platform for people of conscience to speak out for human rights.

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  • Al-Marayati Joins Hate Crime Community Dialogue

    August 7, 2014
    MPAC joined the South Coast Interfaith Council, local interfaith organizations and the Long Beach Police Department to dispel hatred and animosity at the “Community Dialogue on Hate Crime."

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  • MPAC Strongly Condemns NSA, FBI Spying on American Muslim Leaders

    July 9, 2014
    This morning, The Intercept revealed that five high-profile American Muslims were subject to years-long secret surveillance by the FBI and NSA between the years 2002-2009. Documents leaked by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden exposed that those targeted include: Faisal Gill, former Department of Homeland Security top advisor in the Bush Administration; Asim Ghafoor, well known defense attorney; Hooshang Amirahmadi, Iranian-American professor at Rutgers University; Agha Saeed, former political science professor at California State University; and Nihad Awad, Executive Director of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR).

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  • HBO Documentary 'Newburgh Sting' Begs for Police Reform in Muslim Communities

    June 20, 2014
    Yesterday, MPAC President Salam Al-Marayati participated in a panel discussion following a screening of HBO’s new documentary “The Newburgh Sting” at the AFI Docs Documentary Festival in Washington, DC.The documentary, which will debut on HBO on July 21, reveals the FBI’s involvement in the domestic terror case of the “Newburgh Four,” which targeted a Muslim community in the disadvantaged neighborhood of Newburgh, NY and lured individuals into agreeing to commit acts of terrorism.

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  • DHS Secretary Applauds Safe Spaces Initiative

    June 17, 2014
    During a meeting of American Muslim and Syrian leaders in Chicago on Friday, Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson applauded the Muslim Public Affairs Council for launching its community-based Safe Spaces Initiative.

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  • MPAC Welcomes NYPD Decision to End Mass Surveillance of Muslim Communities

    April 16, 2014
    MPAC applauds the decision of the New York Police Department to abandon its secretive mass surveillance programs that had specifically targeted the Muslim community of New York City and surrounding areas.

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  • Remembering the Victims, Staying #BostonStrong

    April 15, 2014
    On this first anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombing, MPAC expresses its condolences and prayers with the loved ones of those who were killed and injured in this senseless attack.

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  • MPAC Joins LAPD in Answering Community Questions

    April 7, 2014
    Last Friday, Salam Al-Marayati, MPAC's President, presented the Safe Spaces Initiative, a campaign to provide American Muslim communities with tools for developing and maintaining a healthy community, at an LAPD community forum at the Islamic Center of Northridge.

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  • Youth, Parents Gather for 'Let's Be Honest' Forum

    April 7, 2014
    In late March, MPAC hosted a “Let’s Be Honest” forum with the Muslim Youth Group (MYG) of the Islamic Center of Southern California (ICSC). With the intent of tackling taboo topics such as drugs and alcohol, premarital sex and homosexuality, the forum, for the first time, brought together a panel of MYG members and elders.

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