Qatar Blockade & Travel Ban | Media Mentions

July 7, 2017


How TV and Movies Can Stop Trump’s Muslim Travel Ban (The Wrap)

Op-Ed by Sue Obeidi, MPAC's Hollywood Bureau Director: If it is true that there is a correlation between television viewership and product consumption, could there be a correlation between authentic representations of Muslims on television and the public’s degree of outrage when hate crimes are committed against us?

TV & Radio 

MPAC's Omar Noureldin joined CNN-I on Qatar Blockade (CNN Newsroom)

Noureldin joined CNN International to discuss the Qatar blockade. Noureldin commented on Saudi Arabia's hegemonic goals in the region and how its blame on Qatar for supporting terrorist groups is a way to deflect from itself. Further isolation of Qatar pushes them closer to Iran, which is not in America's best interest.

Quotes & Mentions

New rules for Muslim ban fan concern over Islamophobia, refugees (The Arab Weekly)

Omar Noureldin mentioned: Noureldin said the Supreme Court’s decision was likely to reinforce divisions be­tween Muslims and non-Muslims and a “climate of exclusion” in the United States. “The Muslim ban is a saga and each new development leads to new divisions,” Noureldin said. “Refugees will be the ones that are most affected.”

Week Two: Chautauqua Institution Presents Renowned Guests (The Post-Journal)

Board Member, Khalid Qazi mentioned: Qazi will be a guest on Chautauqua Institution’s nine-week summer season, which features morning and afternoon lectures focusing on weekly cultural themes. This will be held in Chautauqua, New York.

Senate passes bill to end 'death-in-prison' sentences for convicted youth (Rhode Island Catholic)

MPAC mentioned: Father Healey noted that major religious denominations around the country have called for an end to such death-in-prison sentences for children, including the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, the Jesuit Conference, the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, the General Synod of the United Church of Christ, the Muslim Public Affairs Council, the Union for Reform Judaism, the United Methodist Church General Board of Church and Society, the Buddhist Peace Fellowship and the Bahais of the United States.



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