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  • MPAC Concerned with Inclusion of American Groups on UAE Terror List

    November 19, 2014
    The Muslim Public Affairs Council is extremely concerned with the United Arab Emirates’ decision to include two American Muslim organizations, the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR) and the Muslim American Society (MAS), on a terrorism designation list.

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  • Leadership Forum with American Muslim Communities

    November 11, 2014
    Every week is busy at MPAC, but last week was especially busy! For the past couple of years, the American Muslim community has been facing challenges regarding issues of national security, surveillance, foreign policy and public perception. The day following the midterm elections, American Muslims from around the country came together to strategize how we can collectively overcome issues that impact our communities. In partnership with the New America Foundation, we convened over 50 American Muslims from across the nation for a leadership forum called “Policy Challenges and Opportunities Facing American Muslim Communities.”

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  • We're Bringing Hollywood to You

    October 14, 2014
    This year, we will bring this important conversation to our annual convention, titled “America Deserves Better,” which will be held at the Long Beach Convention Center on Saturday, December 13. We will be hosting a not to be missed session titled: Collaboration or Cancellation: Shaping the Image of Islam & Muslims in Hollywood.

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  • Supreme Court to Hear Holt v. Hobbs Religious Freedom Case

    October 7, 2014
    Today is a big day. The Supreme Court is hearing a case looking at the limits of religious freedom in the prison setting. The case, Holt v. Hobbs, involves an Arkansas prisoner petitioning to grow a half-inch beard, which the Arkansas Department of Correction (ADC) believes is hazardous to prison security.

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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 Rejects ISIS’ Repugnant Crimes Against Humanity

    August 14, 2014
    MPAC today strongly condemned the extreme and repugnant principles and actions of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS). The rise of ISIS and their rapid expansion in Iraq and Syria is an imminent cause for concern for not only local civilians facing their deadly threats, but also for regional and international stability.

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  • CNN Belief Blog Publishes MPAC Op-ed Critiquing Obama

    July 29, 2014
    Yesterday, CNN’s Belief Blog published an op-ed called “President Obama's Ramadan Slap at Muslims” by Salam Al-Marayati, President of the Muslim Public Affairs Council. The op-ed describes how the President’s pro-Israel remarks at the annual White House Iftar left guests and many American Muslims feeling “shocked and dismayed” and called it a talking point that “is code for whitewashing decades of atrocities committed against the people of Gaza.”

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  • MPAC Prays for Peace and Freedom for All this Eid

    July 28, 2014
    The Muslim Public Affairs Council wishes everyone a joyous Eid ul-Fitr at the conclusion of this blessed month of Ramadan. This Eid, we stand in solidarity with all who throughout Ramadan have faced atrocities, injustice and have been struggling for their freedom. Our hearts are with those who have faced bloodshed in Palestine, horrifying human rights violations in Syria, ongoing slaughter in Myanmar and all who are oppressed.

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  • Seeking Communications Coordinator in Washington, DC Office

    May 8, 2014
    MPAC is now accepting applications for the position of Communications Coordinator in our Washington, DC office. Apply today for your chance to work with a dynamic, forward-looking team committed to having a positive impact on policy and public opinion on matters related to Islam and Muslims.

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  • 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.

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  • Action Alert: Thank ‘AC360’ for Exposé on Walid Shoebat

    July 21, 2011
    MPAC asks concerned citizens to send thank you letters to Anderson Cooper and the production and reporting team at the CNN’s “AC360” for their July 14 investigative report by Drew Griffin exposing fraudulent behavior of self-proclaimed terrorist expert Walid Shoebat.

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  • Bold Actions Must Follow President’s Call for End of Status Quo toward Middle East & North Africa

    May 19, 2011
    MPAC today commended President Barack Obama’s stated pledge to shift U.S. policies toward the Middle East and North Africa, particularly his repeated recognition that the “status quo is unsustainable” in both the Middle East and the U.S. approach to the broader region.

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  • Support President Obama in Maintaining No-Fly Zone in Libya to Save Innocent Lives

    March 24, 2011
    In solidarity with the people of Libya, the Muslim Public Affairs Council (MPAC) and the Libyan Emergency Task Force today expressed their support for the decision by the member states of the United Nations to enforce a no-fly zone against Col. Muammar Qaddafi’s regime in order to prevent further atrocities against civilians. President Barack Obama's willingness to endorse this policy is a welcome move, despite the risks involved and rising criticism from other countries in the region.

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  • MPAC Commends Law Enforcement For Foiling Texas Plot

    February 24, 2011
    Today, MPAC expressed its relief that law enforcement officials disrupted an attempt to attack several targets including the home of former President George W. Bush. We stand with all Americans in defending our nation and continue to call for vigilance against any criminal activity.

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  • LA Times, Bloomberg News, AP & Al-Jazeera English Feature MPAC’s Work

    February 11, 2011
    The Los Angeles Times published an opinion column by MPAC Senior Adviser Dr. Maher Hathout on Tuesday, Feb. 1. Dr. Hathout discussed his past experience as a young college student protesting in the streets of Cairo, Egypt, 60 years ago, and how that compares to today’s protests and turmoil.

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  • Nat'l Security Experts Say Congress Lacking 'Mature Debate' on Violent Extremism

    February 8, 2011
    On Monday Feb. 7, the Muslim Public Affairs Council hosted a special forum on Capitol Hill featuring CNN National Security Analyst Peter Bergen, Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca, former National Security Council member Roger Cressey and MPAC's Government and Policy Analyst Alejandro Beutel to discuss the relationship between "Muslim Americans, Law Enforcement and National Security."

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  • Firing Juan Williams Was Wrong, Despite His Offensive Comments

    October 21, 2010
    MPAC today called the firing of commentator Juan Williams a mistake by NPR, despite his offensive remark about Muslim airline passengers. MPAC President Salam Al-Marayati also sent a letter to Williams calling for a meeting in order to advance the public discourse on Islamophobia.

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  • A Window into the Muslim American Community

    October 8, 2010
    MPAC today released a brief "Introduction to Muslim America" to serve as a clear window into the Muslim American experience.

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  • MPAC-DC & ADC Invite You to Hear Ambassador Ed Peck on June 23rd

    June 21, 2010
    MPAC-DC & ADC will co-host "Set the Truth Free: The Freedom Flotilla & the Future of Palestine" on Wednesday, June 23rd featuring Ambassador Edward Peck's eyewitness account of Israel's attack on the humanitarian convoy followed by a Q&A.

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  • Helen Thomas: A Pioneer in Free Press

    June 11, 2010
    It is a sad finale to an unprecedented career in aggressive, constructive journalism. In Helen Thomas's departure from the White House newsroom, America is the loser.

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