Securing Muslims All Over the World | Media Mentions

September 8, 2017

Quotes & Mentions

American Muslims turn to Jewish experts for help with security at their mosques (Jewish Standard)

Salam Al-Marayti quoted: Salam Al-Marayati, president of the Muslim Public Affairs Council, has been consulting with Goldenberg on security since 2011, though he said that work has picked up since the presidential election in November.

“All of that was unknown to the community, and with the help of Paul it became known,” said Al-Marayati, regarding security procedures. “That’s my goal in life: to find Paul’s counterpart in the Muslim community. He’s served that role for the lack of a security specialist.”

See also:
Jewish groups aid mosques concerned about security (Jewish News)
American Muslims Want To Increase Mosque Security. They’re Turning To Jews For Help. (The New York Jewish Week)
American Muslims Turn To Jews For Help Keeping Religious Institutions Safe (Forward)

UN chief calls on Myanmar to end crackdown (PressTV)
Ilhan Cagri interviewed:

An Interfaith Model For The Trump Era (The New York Jewish Week)

Ilhan Cagri quoted: Ilhan Cagri, a research fellow at the Muslim Public Affairs Council (MPAC), one of the founding organizations of the One America Movement, said that when it heard about the budding project her organization jumped at the chance to participate.

The Gorka That Matters Isn’t Leaving The Trump Administration (BuzzFeed News)

MPAC mentioned: The grants in question include $400,000 to Life After Hate, a group that focuses on neo-Nazis, and $393,800 to the Muslim Public Affairs Council, a Muslim-American advocacy group involved in community-based violence prevention. (On Monday, the Muslim Public Affairs Council called on the government to release documents of internal deliberations on the decision to cancel the grant in a Freedom of Information Act request.)

How Muslim Americans are fighting Islamophobia and securing their civil rights (San Francisco Chronicle)

MPAC mentioned: By working on behalf of one of the most stigmatized religious minority groups, Muslim advocacy organizations aspire to uphold the most cherished of American ideals and values: liberty, equality and the inalienable rights of all citizens. They aim to make U.S. Muslims agents of their own narratives, fostering their civic engagement and strengthening the social fabric of our nation.

Advocates believe Lackawanna arsonist targeted Muslims (Spectrum News)

MPAC Western New York mentioned: Twenty people, most of them children, were displaced, and the Muslim Public Affairs Council of Western New York believes that the home, owned by the local mosque, was targeted.

The District Attorney's Office released a photo of a person of interest whose blurry image was captured on a security camera in the area around the time of the fire. An additional $1,000 reward was added to $10,000 previously offered by the Muslim Public Affairs Council for information.



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