Tag Results

  • MPAC Joins Rally for Gaza at Rally in Front of White House

    August 7, 2014
    Tens of thousands of people from around the United States joined together in front of the White House to protest the horrifying violence in Gaza. Both MPAC's Washington, DC office and Western New York chapter (MPAC-WNY) stood in solidarity with stand in solidarity with so many other diverse people demanding human rights for Palestinians at the national rally.

  • ACTION ALERT: Take Action on Gaza Today

    July 21, 2014
    In an effort to halt the suffering of the people of Gaza, the Muslim Public Affairs Council encourages American Muslims to leverage the power of the last ten days of Ramadan by participating in the “10-10-100” Campaign, a national effort launched today to “create immediate and real change for the people of Gaza.”

  • ACTION ALERT: 3 Things You Can Do for Palestinian Human Rights Now

    July 16, 2014
    For the last nine days, innocent Palestinian civilians have been bombarded with an aggressive Israeli military campaign by land, sea and air, backed by U.S. political cover and financial support. MPAC calls on all people of conscience to speak up for Palestinians who have been treated as silent statistics instead of innocent human lives. Changing U.S. policy requires changing U.S. public opinion on the conflict.

  • MPAC Calls on Sec. Kerry to Intervene in Israeli Beating of Florida Teenager

    July 5, 2014
    Today, the Muslim Public Affairs Council sent a letter to Secretary of State John Kerry calling upon him to intervene on behalf of 15-year-old American citizen Tariq Khdeir, who was beaten at the hands of Israeli police officers in Shuafat, Jerusalem.

  • Syria: When Stagnant Policies Become Dangerous

    June 6, 2014
    What happens when a violent conflict, that has already claimed the lives of over 140,000 people, continues with no end in sight? Very little, by the looks of our policy on Syria. Sadly, the longer the conflict drags on, the more that the moderate voices who represent the vast majority of the Syrian people are being drowned out by extremists on all sides. This is a disservice to the righteous cause of freedom which Syrians are striving for.

  • 20 Years After Rwanda, Have we Learned our Lesson?

    April 11, 2014
    Twenty years ago the world witnessed one of the most horrific acts of violence between countrymen in Rwanda. This week, the world is remembering the Rwandan genocide, an atrocity that claimed the lives of over 800,000 people in the span of three months.

  • Preventing Genocide in the Central African Republic

    February 21, 2014
    The United Nations has warned that the Central African Republic (CAR) is heading toward a humanitarian disaster to the point that current sectarian violence between Christian and Muslim militias will end in genocide. Since December 2013, bands of Christian militia, known as anti-Balaka, have waged war on Muslims and their property and engaged in a violent campaign of “ethno-religious cleansing,” according to Amnesty International. French and African Union troops have been stationed in CAR since December but are overwhelmed with the 2.5 million residents requiring assistance and safety.

  • President Obama Tells Congress: You Are Either a Help or a Hindrance

    January 29, 2014
    On Jan. 28, 2014, President Barack Obama delivered his fifth State of the Union, discussing three key elements needed to make America more prosperous: opportunity, action and optimism. Touching upon unemployment, our broken immigration system and equality for women, Obama delivered a powerful speech with some choice words for Congress and their delay tactics.

  • MPAC Urges Senate to Oppose Sanctions on Iran

    January 14, 2014
    On Tuesday, Jan. 15, MPAC joined 62 national faith-based, security and advocacy organizations in sending a letter to the Senate urging all members to oppose legislation, Senate Bill 1881 "Nuclear Weapon Free Iran Act of 2013," which seeks to impose new sanctions against Iran.

  • MPAC Joins Leaders to Call on U.N. to Address Syrian Humanitarian Crisis

    January 13, 2014
    MPAC joined several human rights, humanitarian and faith-based groups at a press conference across from the United Nations headquarters in New York to call on the U.N. and the international community to take more serious action to address the plight of the Syrian people.

  • Elshishtawy Travels to Spain, Meets with Muslims Leaders

    January 2, 2014
    Recently, Hoda Elshishtawy, MPAC’s National Policy Analyst, traveled to Spain as part of a U.S. State Department trip to meet with Muslim communities and learn about the issues they face with integration, education and civic engagement.

  • Floods and Boycotts Direct U.S. to Address Occupation

    December 20, 2013
    While the rain and snowstorms in the Middle East continue to cause havoc indiscriminately, the response to conditions caused by the weather has been quite discriminate. On Monday, Israel opened the Wadi Sofa dam in the south Gaza Strip that flooded Gazan towns and displaced approximately ten thousand Gazans from their homes leading the United Nations to label it a “disaster area.”

  • MPAC to Release ‘Declaration Against Extremism’ at Friday Press Conference

    December 11, 2013
    This Friday, MPAC will be joined by prominent American Muslim leaders for a press conference to stand together and sign a “Declaration Against Extremism,” a document authored by MPAC Senior Adviser, Dr. Maher Hathout, reflecting upon his thoughts and priorities.

  • MPAC Joins the World in Mourning the Death of Nelson Mandela

    December 5, 2013
    MPAC joined the world today in mourning the loss of one of the greatest leaders of our time, Nelson Mandela. He was a man of exceptional influence who fought apartheid to become a beacon of hope for his people and the world.

  • MPAC Welcomes Nuclear Deal between U.S., Iran and International Community

    November 24, 2013
    MPAC welcomed the nuclear deal reached between the United States, the Islamic Republic of Iran and the international community last night, calling it “a historic first step in preventing further conflict in an already troubled region.”

  • MPAC to Release Declaration Against Extremism

    October 29, 2013
    On Saturday, Nov. 2, MPAC will release the “Declaration Against Extremism,” authored by MPAC’s co-founder and senior adviser Dr. Maher Hathout, which defines the dangers of extremism and issues a clarion call for action.

  • MPAC & ISNA Meet with Iranian President to Discuss Crisis in Syria & End to Sectarian Divide

    September 26, 2013
    On Tuesday afternoon in New York, the presidents of the Muslim Public Affairs Council and the Islamic Society of North America, Salam Al-Marayati and Imam Mohamed Magid, joined other prominent American Muslim leaders for a meeting with the new president of Iran, Hassan Rouhani, to discuss the growing violence in Syria and sectarian tensions which inspired MPAC’s “Intra-faith Code of Honor.”

  • From Young Age, Iqbal Has Been Interested in Faith-Based Policy Work

    September 23, 2013
    Aisha Iqbal is currently a sophomore at the George Washington University pursuing a dual-degree in international affairs and economics and is MPAC's new fall intern in the Washington, DC, office.

  • MPAC Condemns Senseless Violence by Extremists in Pakistan, Kenya and Iraq

    September 22, 2013
    MPAC condemned the actions of extremist who have killed hundreds over the past two days in Pakistan, Kenya and Iraq. This abhorrent violence has taken the lives of innocent women, men and children as they were engaged in daily activities in houses of worship, malls and even funerals.

  • MPAC Launches National Immigration Reform Campaign

    September 17, 2013
    MPAC proudly announced the launch of its national campaign for comprehensive immigration reform with the release of its immigration policy paper and community toolkit. “A Nation of Immigrants: Realizing Comprehensive Immigration Reform” stresses the critical need for immigration reform and addresses the key issues being raised in the ongoing Congressional debate while the toolkit outlines opportunities for Muslims to get involved in supporting immigration reform.


Next >