Immigration & Hate Speech | Media Mentions

August 4, 2017

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The U.S. Government's Fight Against Violent Extremism Loses Its Leader (The Atlantic)

Zaki Barzinji, who served as the White House liaison to Muslim Americans in Obama’s final year, notes that “even Muslim groups that were critical of CVE felt they could talk to him, express their criticisms. They’re going to be completely cut off now.”

Salam Al-Marayati, president of the Muslim Public Affairs Committee, argued that with Selim’s departure, “the idea of community partnership has become obsolete.”

The Temple Mount, California edition: Anti-Semitic sermons test Muslim-Jewish bonds (Jewish Journal)

MPAC mentioned: “It is critical to understand the mosque, a sanctuary for worship and spiritual growth, has no place for divisiveness or hate. Paranoia as a result of political unrest does not justify making these allegations against an entire religious group,” the Muslim Public Affairs Council (MPAC), a national nonprofit dedicated to increasing understanding of Muslims, said in condemning the two sermons.

A national Muslim umbrella group, the Muslim Public Affairs Council, had earlier denounced the sermon.

California Imam Apologizes For Sermon Attacking ‘Filth Of The Jews’ (Forward)

MPAC mentioned: A national Muslim umbrella group, the Muslim Public Affairs Council, stated Friday that they were “disturbed deeply” by Shahin’s “tirade against Jews.”

These Immigrant Rights Activists Brought A Literal Melting 'ICE' Sculpture To A Protest (Laist)

MPAC mentioned: "We demand that, at the least, you stop lobbying against SB 54. We also urge you to stop the Sheriff's department's cooperation with ICE." The letter was signed by Bend the Arc Jewish Action, Clergy and Laity United for Economic Justice, LA Voice, the National Day Laborers Organizing Network, UFCW 770, the Muslim Public Affairs Council, and Asian Americans Advancing Justice L.A., among other groups. 



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