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  • 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.

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  • MPAC Board Chair Reflects on Attending White House Iftar

    August 16, 2012
    Last Friday, I had the pleasure of attending the annual iftar hosted by the White House. I was invited in my capacity as the the current board chairman of the Muslim Public Affairs Council, which I have worked with for more than a decade.

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  • Expelled Syrian Jesuit Priest to Visit MPAC on 8/1

    July 30, 2012
    On Wednesday, Aug. 1, the Rev. Paolo Dall’Oglio, an Italian Jesuit priest who was expelled from Syria in early June for opposing President Bashar al-Assad’s regime, will meet with the Muslim Public Affairs Council’s senior leadership.

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  • 600+ Attend 'Let's Be Honest', A Frank Discussion about Taboo Subjects

    July 12, 2012
    Last night, the Muslim Public Affairs Council along with the All Dulles American Muslims (ADAMS) Center Youth Group hosted a groundbreaking event – “Let's Be Honest: Getting Beyond the Taboos of Our Community.” With more than 600 attendees, the main hall of the ADAMS Center was standing-room only for the energetic discussions.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • Tennessee Ruling against Mosque Construction is a Ruling against Religious Freedom Across America

    June 1, 2012
    Rather than upholding the precious values and laws written in the Constitution, this week, a judge in Tennessee ruled against the building of a mosque in Murfreesboro, TN. The First Amendment unequivocally states that government is prohibited from establishing a national religion or denying Americans their right to exercise (or not) their faith.

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  • Are You a Muslim or Arab Student on a UC Campus?

    April 5, 2012
    In light of recent controversial events and issues affecting Muslim students on University of California campuses, MPAC is conducting a UC campus climate survey. We want to know if Muslim and Arab students feel treated fairly and safe on campus so that we can share our findings with the UC Advisory Council on Campus Climate studying this issue.

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  • MPAC Condemns Killing of Afghans by U.S. Soldiers

    March 11, 2012
    MPAC today condemned the intentional killing of Afghan civilians by a US soldier. The soldier reportedly left the US base in the middle of the night and entered a village, opening fire on civilians who were sleeping. The atrocity ended in the murder of several people, including nine children.

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  • Former Al Jazeera Director Talks 'Mother of all Revolutions' - Syria

    February 22, 2012
    On Feb. 21, MPAC held a private, off-the-record conversation with Wadah Khanfar, president of the Sharq Forum and former director of the Al Jazeera Networks, and a diverse group of Muslim Americans.

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  •  MPAC Applauds Supreme Court Decision to Uphold Religious Freedom

    January 20, 2012
    On Jan. 11, 2012, the United States Supreme Court ruled in favor of the church in Hosanna-Tabor Evangelical Lutheran Church and School v. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), one of the most important religious freedom cases. The Supreme Court ruled that the government cannot tell religious institutions who they can hire and fire, essentially commanding noninterference by the government into faith-based institutions when it comes to matters of employment issues.

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  • Honoring the 1st Anniversary of Tunisian Revolution

    January 18, 2012
    During this historic week, MPAC honors the one-year anniversary of the Tunisian Revolution, which led to dictator Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali stepping down after a 23-year reign, and sparked a regional transformation known as the Arab Spring.

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  • MPAC Welcomes UN Resolution Against Religious Intolerance, Releases Critique of Global Blasphemy Law

    December 23, 2011
    The Muslim Public Affairs Council today expressed its support for the passage of a historic United Nations resolution to combat ideologies of religious hatred through free expression, instead of silencing expression by creating a global blasphemy law. It also announced the release of its new position paper on the issue, entitled "No Compulsion in Religion: A Faith-Based Critique of the 'Defamation of Religions' Concept."

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  • Op-Ed:

    November 22, 2011
    Imran Khan, the noted cricket champion and head of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf party, led a massive rally of ordinary Pakistanis, last week. Khan has been dabbling in politics since the 1990s but has never gotten much traction, so where did this rally come from and what does it mean?

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  • DC Director Recounts Experience Growing Up Afghan American

    October 31, 2011
    Last month, Haris Tarin, Director of MPAC's DC Office, joined a panel on the Aghan American experience at the America’s Islamic Heritage Museum and Cultural Center's Afghan American Oral History Night.

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  • MPAC Submits Amicus Curiae in Support of Hosanna Tabor Evangelical Lutheran Church

    October 20, 2011
    MPAC has been following the EEOC v. Hosanna-Tabor case intently as this is a matter of religious freedom, protected by the First Amendment. Moreover, the case holds such monumental significance that MPAC submitted an amicus curiae, or “friend of the court” brief, in support of the Church.

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  • A Clarion Call for Religious Freedom from the Mormon Church

    September 30, 2011
    As we approach the 2012 presidential elections, the use of faith in framing issues by candidates will be revealing, startling and in many cases, abrasive. From debates to conversations, it will be interesting to note the line many candidates will walk when discussing religious freedom and the preservation of this right so cherished by our nation’s Founding Fathers. The debate on religion will determine whether we as a society use faith to heal or divide our nation.

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  • ICSC Symposium on Humanitarian Aid to the Arab Spring

    September 14, 2011
    To address the humanitarian action in regards to the Arab Spring, the Islamic Center of Southern California (ICSC), in cooperation with MPAC and Muslims Establishing Communities in America MECA), is hosting a free International Symposium by the American Red Cross on Saturday, Sept. 17.

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  • Beutel: Civil Liberties Don't Need to Be Sacrificed

    September 13, 2011
    Last week, MPAC’s Government & Policy Analyst, Alejandro Beutel, spoke at the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee’s annual policy conference “10 Years After 9/11.”

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  •  International Scholars Meet with Al-Marayati Through LA Sheriff’s Dept. Program

    July 14, 2011
    Every year, the state of California funds a group of religious scholars and journalists from around the world to tour the state and experience the city’s religious diversity. The scholars, who came from every corner of the world including Nigeria, Cameroon, Cambodia, Hungary, Bangladesh, Tunisia, France and Turkey, were invited to the LA County Sheriff’s Department (LASD) last week to speak with LA County Sheriff Lee Baca and other law enforcement officials, notably Deputy Sheriff Sherif Morsi, who heads up the LASD Muslim Community Affairs division.

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