We hosted a discussion on extremism | Media Mentions

December 23, 2017


Role of Muslims in Combating Terrorism (C-SPAN)

MPAC Event: MPAC hosted a discussion about the relationship between Muslims and the West, and U.S. policy with regard to Islam, Muslims and Muslim Americans. The panel addressed a series of issues including expectations placed on American Muslims in combating terrorism, policy differences between the Obama and Trump administrations, immigration, and the potential impact of President Trump’s national security strategy which was scheduled to be announced the same day as this event.


The roots of violence and our response (Press-Citizen)

By Shams Ghoneim (previous board member): The conflicting response when violence is perpetrated by non-Muslim and Muslim became an unfortunate reoccurrence perpetuating more religious hate, division and suspicion.

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The radical right's impact on American Muslims (NPR)

MPAC Hollywood Bureau mentioned: Hannah Allam, BuzzFeed Reporter, was interviewed on NPR to discuss anti-Muslim sentiment in America and how Muslims and Islam are represented in the news and on television. She mentioned the work that MPAC's Hollywood Bureau does.

MPAC Bridges the Divide (Washington Report)

MPAC Convention: Themed “Bridging the Divide: Religion, Race, and Politics,” the Muslim Public Affairs Council (MPAC) held its 2017 convention Nov. 5 at the Los Angeles Westin Bonaventure Hotel. Nearly 1,000 people gathered for an extraordinary day of learning and hearing powerful calls to civic action.



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