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Read our written Senate testimony

No community should have to exist in a state of fear because of their perceived religious beliefs. And yet, for many American Muslim families across the nation, that is our reality. This is why MPAC has made it a policy priority to address the increase in religiously motivated hate crimes. Today, we submitted written testimony to the Senate Judiciary Committee’s ...

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100 days in, is America Great Again?

The first 100 days of an administration is an important benchmark – a benchmark that Mr. Trump set for himself in his Contract with the American Voter which begins, “What follows is my 100-day action plan to Make America Great Again.” So, has this administration achieved what it set out to? And how has it gone about doing that? We ...

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New Immigration Policies Harm American Families

In the months following President Trump’s January 25th executive order regarding immigration and border security, there has been a significant increase in Immigrant and Customs Enforcement (ICE) raids and deportations. Within a span of three months, ICE arrested over 21,000 immigrants – including 5,441 with no criminal record. Mass deportation makes America less safe as it damages government-community relations, which ...

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Fourteenth Annual Banquet & Awards

“Millennials’ Breaking Barriers” Speaker: Tahera Rahman WHBF-TV CBS Saturday, May 12, 2017 at 6:00pm Hyatt Regency Hotel 2 Fountain Plaza, Buffalo, NY 14202 Ms. Rahman is the first Muslim Hijabi TV reporter at WHBF-TV, a CBS affiliate, in Rock Island, IL. She joined the Local 4 News team as a producer in May of 2016. Her duties included deciding which stories ...

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Thirteenth Annual Banquet & Awards

Salam-Al-Marayati

“E Pluribus Unum — Out of many, One” Speaker: Salam Al Marayati MPAC President Saturday, May 20, 2017 at 6:00pm Hyatt Regency Hotel 2 Fountain Plaza, Buffalo, NY 14202 Salam is nationally recognized for his commitment to improving the public understanding of Islam and policies impacting American Muslims. Salam is president and co-founder of the Muslim Public Affairs Council. He ...

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Outstanding Millennial Scholarship

MPAC-WNY

One of the highlights of the Thirteenth Annual MPAC-WNY Banquet will be introducing the concept of the Outstanding American Muslim Millennial from WNY. Representative American Muslim Millennial from Western New York will be honored at the banquet . We are blessed with a number of high achieving youth in our community. The selection for such honorees , as you might imagine, will not ...

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TWELFTH ANNUAL BANQUET, Saturday May 21, 2016; 6:00 PM; Hyatt Regency Hotel

Khurram Dara

Saturday May 21, 2016 Hyatt Regency Hotel Reception: 6: 00 PM  Keynote Speaker: Khurram Dara Khurram Dara is an American Muslim attorney from New York. He is the author of The Crescent Directive: An essay on improving the image of Islam in America (Tensile 2011) and Contracting Fear: Islamic Law in the Middle East and Middle America (Cascade Books 2014). He ...

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Outstanding Millennial Scholarship

MPAC-WNY

I am really excited about the banquet this year set for May 21st at Hyatt Regency in downtown Buffalo. I am sure you will be equally excited about it. The Theme for the Twelfth Annual MPAC-WNY Banquet this year is “The American Muslim Millennial: Leading the Way”.  Based on this theme, representative American Muslim Millennials from Western New York will ...

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What the Iran Nuclear Deal Means to Us

Iran

The successful negotiation of the nuclear deal between Iran and the international community has brought to light the vast potential of diplomacy as a primary tool to achieve our interests abroad. The biggest lesson we learned is that diplomacy works. Long seen as the option of the weak in the days of the Bush administration, diplomacy is now seen as a viable ...

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MPAC Statement on Congressional Support for Iran Deal

Capitol Hill

With the announcement from Senator Barbara Mikulski (D-MD) publicly supporting the Iran nuclear agreement, the Muslim Public Affairs Council (MPAC) commends and thanks her and the 33 other Senators who have decided that diplomacy works and is a far better alternative than America getting entangled in yet another manufactured war in the Middle East. Securing the Iran deal means that Iran will ...

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