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  • J Street National Conference - DC

    February 26, 2017
    MPAC President Salam Al-Marayati will be speaking on a panel about combatting Islamophobia at J Street's National Conference.

  • New Book: “Islam: Plain and Simple”

    June 5, 2014
    MPAC is proud to endorse Tariq Jalil’s new book, “Islam Plain and Simple: Women, Terrorism, and Other Controversial Topics.” Jalil’s book aims to set the record straight on the faith of 1.6 billion global followers, delves into the life and actions of Islam’s last prophet, Muhammad, and expands on the rich contributions to human civilization inspired by Islam.

  • Muslim, Arab-American Groups Call on 9/11 Museum to Edit 'Insufficiently Vetted' Film

    April 24, 2014
    A coalition of American Muslim and Arab-American organizations (see list below) today urged the National September 11 Memorial Museum to consider editing a planned film presentation, "The Rise of Al Qaeda," because it may lead viewers to wrongly conclude that that the entire faith of Islam is responsible for the 2001 terror attacks.

  • 'Jinn' Stars MPAC Media Award Honoree Faran Tahir

    April 10, 2014
    The feature film Jinn, which was released in theaters on April 4, takes a concept that is familiar to over a billion people and introduces it to mainstream entertainment. Jinn touches upon a concept that is well-known to the three major religions: Islam, Christianity and Judaism.

  • 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.

  • Watch MPAC’s Lekovic on ‘Dr. Phil’ Explaining Islamic Teachings

    March 4, 2014
    On Monday, March 3, the “Dr. Phil Show” aired an episode called “I’m Worried My Daughter May Turn into a Terrorist” which featured Edina Lekovic, MPAC's Director of Policy and Programming. The segment focuses on a mother and daughter, Darlene and Abby, who became estranged after the daughter converted to Islam two years ago. Lekovic sheds light on the teachings of Islam and dispels misconceptions about Muslims.

  • Elshishtawy Talks About Dangers of Law Enforcement Surveillance

    January 2, 2014
    This past November, Hoda Elshishtawy, MPAC’s National Policy Analyst, spoke on a panel about racial profiling, surveillance and hate crimes at the South Asian Bar Association, Washington, DC, (SABA-DC) Civil and Human Rights Symposium at George Washington University (GWU).

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Tarin Talks about Responsible Reporting on Islam & Muslims at ICFJ Conference

    October 21, 2013
    Recently, Haris Tarin, Director of MPAC's DC Office, spoke on a panel at the International Center for Journalists conference. The annual event brings together reporters, producers and other executives in the media industry to address issues impacting media coverage of various issues and events.

  • Comedian & Def Jam Poet Added to Lineup for MPAC Event Honoring Russell Simmons on Nov. 9

    October 8, 2013
    MPAC's Hollywood Bureau is pleased to announce that political comedian Dean Obeidallah and artist Amir Sulaiman will be part of the lineup for “Raising Voices of Courage and Conscience,” an event honoring philanthropist and hip-hop mogul Russell Simmons at University of Southern California on Nov. 9.

  • MPAC & Irvine Mosque Discuss Taboo Topics at ‘Let’s Be Honest’ Forum

    October 1, 2013
    On Friday, Sept. 27, the Islamic Center of Irvine (ICOI) and MPAC partnered to host a packed community forum called “Let's Be Honest: Getting Beyond the Taboos of Our Community." The conversation featured MPAC President Salam Al-Marayati, marriage and family therapist Noha Alshugairi, ICOI Resident Scholar Sheikh Jamaal Diwan and Program Services Manager at Girls Inc., Noreen Rahman.

  • San Gabriel Mosque Holds Packed ‘Let’s Be Honest’ Town Hall

    September 23, 2013
    On Friday, Sept. 20, the Islamic Center of San Gabriel Valley (ICSGV) and MPAC partnered to host a packed community forum called “Let's Be Honest: Getting Beyond the Taboos of Our Community."

  • 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.

  • 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 Meets with Sec. John Kerry & Amb. Susan Rice on Mid-East Peace Process

    August 12, 2013
    On Friday, Aug. 9, MPAC's Washington, DC Director Haris Tarin joined American Muslim and Arab American leaders for a meeting with Secretary of State John Kerry, National Security Adviser Susan Rice and Special Envoy for Mid-East Peace Martin Indyk to discuss recent attempts by the U.S. to revive the stalled peace talks.

  • Special Note: White House Iftar is Reminder of Work Ahead

    July 26, 2013
    Last night, I had the distinct honor of attending President Barack Obama’s annual Ramadan Iftar at the White House, which celebrates this blessed month by honoring American Muslims’ contributions to our nation.

  • 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 Commends Law Enforcement, Prays for Boston As Events Unfold

    April 19, 2013
    MPAC this morning expressed its shock and disbelief over the news that the suspects in the Boston Marathon bombing are two Chechen brothers who were from the Boston community. Our prayers are with the people of Boston as they remain indoors while police track the second suspect.


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