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The Swing Vote: The GOP’s Need for the American Muslim Vote

Jeb Bush

The Republican Party is recognizing the need to reform itself and is becoming more inclusive and open-minded on social issues such as immigration, LGBTQ rights and welfare programs. Yet, despite all this progress, the party seems stagnant on one key issue: the treatment of American Muslims. When considering the efforts made by the Bush Administration to engage the Muslim community and ...

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The Double Standards of “Terrorism”

Terrorism Double standards

Elliot Rodger openly discussed his intentions, through his writings and vlogs, to kill every woman on University of California, Santa Barbara’s campus for misogynistic reasons, yet media outlets stated his mental illness was the primary motivation for the killing.  Craig Hicks regularly posted about his hatred of the Islamic faith and shot three Muslims “execution style,” yet media outlets stated ...

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Meeting the President at the White House Iftar

President at the White House Iftar

Dear Friend — Last night, I attended the White House Iftar on behalf of MPAC along with two of our Young Leader alumni, Wardah Khalid and Yusuf Abdul-Qadir. I had the opportunity to sit at the table with President Obama along with the responsibility to raise pressing issues facing our community. I joined eight other young American Muslim leaders at ...

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The Argument Against Boots on the Ground…Again

US Troops

Traditional warfare against ideologically-based insurgent groups has consistently shown to be a costly, bloody, and ultimately an ineffective tool. Whether it was Vietnam, Afghanistan, or Iraq, the usual rhetoric of the war being a quick and efficient one has proven to be a farce. The U.S. was bogged down in each of these countries for nearly a decade with little ...

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WBFO Coverage of Guest Speaker of the Eleventh Annual Banquet


Listen to the full interview at WBFO RADIO

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An evening of friendship and conversation of our shared values as we “break the fast’ together and enjoy an ethnic meal. In keeping with MPAC tradition, non-perishable food items and cash donations (matched by MPAC-WNY) will be collected for the needy in our community. TENTH ANNUAL    “THE TENT OF ABRAHAM” Thursday, July 09, 2015 at 7:45 PM Muslim Community ...

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The Rohingya Crisis: What it is and How We Stop it

Genocides are neither sudden nor unavoidable phenomenon. Minority groups, that were once accepted members of society, do not become targets for extermination overnight. Instead, they often begin with a series of ever-harshening policies that aim to deprive rights and implicitly condone violence against a group of people. Eventually, that group loses its claim to citizenship and becomes an unprotected minority ...

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Being young and Muslim is test of hope


Alana Arman had to find her middle ground. As a teenager, she navigated the typical twists and turns of finding her own way. But as a Muslim, she also had to navigate the balance between her religion and the world around her. Read the rest of the article at the BuffaloNews

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2015 Comminuty Service Award

Rev. Stanford-Bratton

MPAC-WNY is pleased to announce 2015 Community Service Awards. Please join us on Saturday, June 13, 2015 at the Eleventh Annual Banquet of MPAC-WNY to honor two distinguished citizens of WNY for their dedicated service and commitment to improving our region in so many ways. Banquet tickets are available at www.mpacwny.org. Rev. Dr. G. Stanford Bratton, Executive Director of NRC, The ...

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Young Leaders Making an Impact in Policy & Hollywood

Young Leaders Making an Impact in Policy & Hollywood

“The Summit changed my life and showed me that my voice matters and that there is a place for me to make a difference.” Each year, we hear this sentiment from dozens of American Muslim young leaders from universities around the country who gather in Washington, DC for our Policy Young Leaders Summit and in Los Angeles for our Hollywood Young Leaders Summit — ...

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