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On Veteran’s Day: Honoring the Service of American Muslims

November 11, 2020 By: Adam Beddawi, MPAC Policy Analyst   American Muslims have been an essential part of our American community, dating back to our nation’s founding and on through the epochal shifts which maintained the union. One under-appreciated component of our American Muslim faith and practice has been the long history of Muslims serving in the military. This Veteran’s ...

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A Historic Win for Inclusion

On So Many Levels November 9, 2020 MPAC congratulates President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris on their historic win! After an absolutely chaotic past four years, the majority of voters chose honesty and decency, and a multicultural, multi-ethnic coalition elected the first African-American, Indian-American, female Vice President, who is also the child of immigrants, in our nation’s history. ...

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The Fight Continues

“Be patient in adversity…” November 4, 2020 “O you who have attained to faith! Be patient in adversity, and vie in patience with one another, and be ever ready [to do what is right], and remain conscious of God, so that you might attain to a happy state!” (  Q U R A N   3 : 2 0 0  ) ...

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There Is No Place For Violence in Civil Society

We at MPAC offer our heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of the victims of the attack in Nice earlier today, as well as the recent attacks in Avignon and Paris, France. There is no place for violence in civil society, whether it is implicitly justified in the statements and actions (or lack thereof) of sitting politicians or carried ...

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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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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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Looking to the Future: The Advantages of Being Proactive

The past week has been big for Islamophobia. Franklin Graham recently came out against a proposed Muslim prayer space in Orlando’s airport. Governor Scott Walker claimed that there are, in fact, a “handful of reasonable” Muslims. A US District Court in New York convicted a man for attempting to obtain a radioactive device to target Muslims. So, yes, Islamophobia is ...

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