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Eleventh Annual Banquet and Community Service Awards — Saturday June 13th, 2015, Adam’s Mark Hotel

Araslan_Iftikhar

Saturday June 13th, 2015   Adam’s Mark Hotel Reception: 6: 00 PM Doors Open: 6: 45 PM Keynote Speaker: ARSALAN IFTIKHAR Arsalan Iftikhar is an international human rights lawyer, global media commentator, founder of TheMuslimGuy.com and author of Islamic Pacifism: Global Muslims in the Post-Osama Era. For over seven years, Arsalan was also regular weekly on-air commentator for National Public Radio (NPR) ...

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ARSALAN IFTIKHAR – Coming to Buffalo

A. Iftikhar

Is the Key Note Speaker at the Eleventh Annual Banquet. On Saturday, June 13th, 2015 at the Adam’s Mark Hotel. Reserve Your tickets today on MPACWNY.ORG

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Bullets Against Cartoons are Bullets Against the Prophet

Yesterday, two men identified as Elton Simpson and Nadir Soofi, reportedly fired shots in Garland, Texas at a controversial cartoon contest showcasing caricatures of the Prophet Muhammad. “The actions of these two men denigrate the Prophet Muhammad more than any cartoon ever could,” said Salam Al-Marayati, MPAC President.  “The bullets used by the assailants were bullets against our faith.” The ...

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Youth Involvement: The Forgotten Aspect of Policy

Youth

This past weekend, Riham Osman, MPAC’s Communications Coordinator spoke at the White House to a group of middle and high school Muslim girls. Organized by Rumana Ahmed, who also discussed her role as an American Muslim female leader, the speakers brought up issues relating to identity and bullying as a result of how the media portrays Muslims. They shared their ...

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Fear of the Unknown: How to Improve Perceptions of Muslims

Islam Picture

People fear that which they don’t understand. So goes the axiom, and this was confirmed in a recent poll about American views of Islam by HuffPo/YouGov. Thepoll, conducted last month, found that 55% of Americans held an unfavorable view of Islam. Couple that high negative perception of Muslims with the fact that 44% of Americans had no interest in even ...

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Baltimore Uprising: Reporting vs the Truth

Baltimore Uprising

Unarmed African-American men are shot and killed by police at a disturbing rate. The latest victim to garner national attention is Freddie Gray, a 25-year-old black man from Baltimore who was illegally arrested and died after sustaining a spinal cord injury while in police custody. Today, Gray’s death has been ruled a homicide, and charges will be filed against six ...

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Indiana and Religious Freedom for All

Indiana Business

Indiana’s proposed Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) has stirred controversy in that it could make it easier for private entities to discriminate against minorities. The law would raise the standard of scrutiny for discrimination cases, defending potentially discriminatory actions in court under the guise of religious freedom. This law brings up an interesting conversation that must be had within the ...

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Tenth Anniversary

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The (MPAC-WNY)is planning a publication for wide distribution to celebrate its Tenth Anniversary. This publication will include the following. Listing of Members. Listing of Businesses and Professionals. (White Pages and Yellow Pages). Signature programs of MPAC-WNY. Advertisements from individuals and businesses. Over the years, your support has been critical to MPAC-WNY’s growth and accomplishments. We invite you to advertise in ...

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Muslim organization celebrates a decade of fostering tolerance among religions

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In a decade, the Muslim Public Affairs Council of Western New York has become so essential that it is hard to imagine a time when the group wasn’t in existence. The members of MPAC have patiently and unselfishly given of their time and attention in order to foster a better understanding of Muslims and Islam. As a community we should ...

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Tenth ANNUAL BANQUET

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Saturday June 7, 2014         Adam’s Mark Hotel Reception: 6: 00 PM Doors Open: 6: 45 PM Keynote Speaker:             Salam Al-Marayati                                           President MPAC PLUS Community Service Awards to: William J. Hochul,   Prof. Hodan Isse & Raheemuddin The President of the Muslim Public Affairs Council, Salam Al-Marayati, has been tirelessly serving our communities and our ...

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