Tag Results

  • Join Webinar with Anand Giridharadas, Author of

    December 2, 2014
    I want to share an extraordinary story with you about one of our Convention banquet keynote speakers, Rais Bhuiyan, a 'True American.' Days after 9/11, Rais was the victim of a hate crime and was nearly killed by Mark Stroman, an avowed “American terrorist.” After narrowly surviving the attack, Rais performed the Hajj (pilgrimage), undergoing a journey of soul-searching, mercy and forgiveness. That journey lead to the founding of his nonprofit, World Without Hate.

  • 2 Years After Oak Creek: What are We Doing about Hate Crimes?

    August 8, 2014
    This week marked the two-year anniversary of the Sikh gurdwara shooting in Oak Creek, Wisconsin, which took the lives of six community members: Satwant Singh Kaleka, Paramjit Kaur, Prakash Singh, Ranjit Singh, Sita Singh and Suveg Singh.

  • Al-Marayati Speaks at Long Beach Hate Crime Press Conference

    July 31, 2014
    Last week, MPAC President Salam Al-Marayati, Community Outreach Fellow Marwa Abdelghani, I am Change Fellow Abeer Gaber, alongside interns Waffa Abu-Hajar and Hythem Sbita, attended a Long Beach Police Department press conference for a Muslim woman who recently experienced a hate crime.

  • Support MPAC's Work to Eliminate Hatred

    July 25, 2014
    Let me tell you about a civil rights case we have been working on recently. At this moment, you might be thinking – “MPAC works on policy, not on civil rights, doesn’t it?” In reality, we leverage our government relations to directly defend and secure the rights of American Muslims, both to aid individuals and to shape policies that impact all of us.

  • MPAC Joins LAPD in Answering Community Questions

    April 7, 2014
    Last Friday, Salam Al-Marayati, MPAC's President, presented the Safe Spaces Initiative, a campaign to provide American Muslim communities with tools for developing and maintaining a healthy community, at an LAPD community forum at the Islamic Center of Northridge.

  • LAPD Wants to Better Serve Muslims: Take This Survey, Share Your Thoughts

    March 27, 2014
    A rare opportunity has arisen to collectively tell the LAPD how it can better serve the needs and interests of Muslim communities based in Los Angeles. Through a survey created by the University of Nevada, Reno, and the University of Massachusetts Lowell and helped framed by MPAC, the community is invited to share their thoughts in an effort to make our communities safer and foster a stronger relationship.

  • Apply for MPAC & AAANY Fellowship:

    December 9, 2013
    MPAC announced it will partner with the Arab American Association of New York (AAANY) for its Spring 2014 Research Fellowship, which will document the impact of surveillance on Muslim New Yorkers. Specifically, the fellowship will look at how the civic engagement and political mobilization of targeted communities have been impacted.

  • A Night of Entertainment, Celebrating Russell Simmons as a 'Voice of Courage & Conscience'

    November 12, 2013
    On Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013, six artists and more than 400 people joined the Muslim Public Affairs Council’s Hollywood Bureau in honoring philanthropist and hip-hop mogul Russell Simmons with a “Voice of Courage and Conscience” award. The award is a tribute to his work in fighting and advocating for the rights of the American Muslim community in the face of bigotry and fear-mongering.

  • Interfaith Panelists Explore Ramifications of Intolerance

    August 14, 2013
    Last week, the IMAN Cultural Center held its 4th Annual Festival of Interfaith Unity in cooperation with local interfaith leaders of Abrahamic faiths (Judaism, Christianity and Islam) in order to exchange different faith-based communities’ viewpoints on their common issues and to promote coexisting in an atmosphere of sincerity and peace.

  • MPAC Staff Leads I Am Change Workshop at IECOC

    July 17, 2013
    On Saturday, July 6, MPAC held an I Am Change workshop at the Islamic Educational Center of Southern California. Salam Al-Marayati, MPAC President, Edina Lekovic, Director of Policy & Programming, and Cherif Abou El Fadl, Community Outreach Fellow, said it was a pleasure on many fronts to spend an early Saturday afternoon with the youth.

  • MPAC Joins NAACP in Requesting DOJ Civil Rights Inquiry in Trayvon Martin Case

    July 15, 2013
    MPAC today announced that it sent a letter to the Department of Justice’s (DOJ) Civil Rights Division supporting the NAACP’s request for an inquiry into whether the civil rights of Trayvon Martin were violated when he was fatally shot by George Zimmerman in February 2012. This afternoon, the DOJ released a statement confirming it has an open investigation of the case.

  • MPAC Tackles Violent Extremism and Online Radicalization at Two DC Events

    May 30, 2013
    On Tuesday, March 28, MPAC and the New America Foundation (NAF) held a policy briefing, "Online Radicalization: Myths and Realities," with prominent American Muslim scholars and thought leaders to address violent extremism in the form of online radicalization. Later that evening, MPAC partnered with MakeSpace for a community forum with Imam Webb, Elibiary, terrorist attack survivor Adam Motiwala and community leaders Imam Zia Makhdoom, Humera Khan and Hadia Mubarak.

  • MPAC Leaders Explore Roots of Islamophobia at Seeds of Peace Conference

    May 23, 2013
    Dr. Maher Hathout and Salam Al-Marayati, MPAC’s Senior Adviser and President, led a “Truth Over Fear: Countering Islamophobia” workshop at the recent “Seeds of Peace: Meditation and the Engaged Life” at All Saints Church. It was a day of celebration and solidarity as people from all faiths gathered to share their food, art, prayer, and culture.

  • MPAC's Metro Ads in DC & NYC Receive Widespread Attention

    November 16, 2012
    For the past two weeks, MPAC has been running ads on the WMATA buses across the DC, Virginia and Maryland areas and in the New York City subway system calling upon all concerned citizens to stand together in opposing bigotry and hatred.

  • USIP Event w/ MPAC’s Elshishtawy Airs Live on C-SPAN

    October 25, 2012
    On Oct. 22, MPAC’s Hoda Elshishtawy spoke at USIP timely event on “Religion, Violence and Coexistence," which was inspired in part by the recent reactions worldwide to the amateur YouTube trailer “Innocence of Muslims."

  • MPAC to Launch NYC & DC Metro Ads Opposing Racism & Bigotry

    October 18, 2012
    On Monday, Oct. 22, the NYC subway system will feature ads by MPAC, which is an effort to counter the recent hateful and divisive ad released by Pamela Geller’s organization, AFDI. One week later, on Monday, Oct. 29, the Metro system in DC, will post the same ads on WMATA buses across the DC, Virginia and Maryland areas.

  • The False Choice of Drones

    October 12, 2012
    There is no question that there are elements of the Taliban both in Afghanistan and Pakistan who are brutal extremists whose vision of the world and distortion of Islam must be marginalized. Yet the question remains whether it is our job to do that fighting or must we help facilitate the environment for the Afghans and Pakistanis to deal with this threat militarily, politically and socially.

  • MPAC & MAHSC Commend Int’l Police Assoc. Pledge to Remove Bias from Training

    October 10, 2012
    Today, MPAC and the Muslim American Homeland Security Congress (MAHSC) commended the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) for adopting a powerful resolution at its 119th Annual Conference in San Diego last

  • Hussein Speaks About Racial Profiling at MAS-Atlanta Family Camp

    October 3, 2012
    This past weekend, Yasmin Hussein, MPAC’s Young Leaders Program Coordinator, spoke at the MAS Annual Family Camp in Atlanta. With more than 100 attendees at the camp, Hussein led a discussion with a largely youth-aged group discussing ways to improve the perception of Muslims in America.

  • Drowning the Voices of the Extremes

    September 28, 2012
    As our distinguished leader, President Barack Obama took to the lectern to speak about challenges facing the world at the U.N. General Assembly’s 67th session in New York, the rabble-rouser Pamela Gellar took to the NYC subway system to display her hate. The events of the past few weeks have proven to be one of the most enlightening times highlighting two harsh extremes: words vs. action.


Next >