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ACTION ALERT: Urge White House to Take Leadership on Syrian Crisis

Dear Friend — The Syrian people need your help! The Muslim Public Affairs Council (MPAC), along with a coalition consisting of the nation’s leading human rights, humanitarian, refugee and faith-based organizations are urging the White House to address the current Syrian refugee crisis and our country’s response to it. Specifically, the coalition is calling on the White House to take a “Treat ...

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The Iran Deal: End of American Exceptionalism

Iran nuclear deal

At the end of the Cold War, the magnitude and reach of U.S. influence could neither be denied nor contested by the international community. The Soviet Union, the only other superpower, had collapsed, which meant there no longer existed a check on the U.S.’s ability to extend its influence. With the U.S. dominating all major international institutions, maintaining the world’s ...

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Call it what it is: The Srebrenica Genocide

Srebrenica

Twenty years after the worst atrocity in Europe since World War II, the world hoped that the United Nations would finally unanimously acknowledge the loss of 8,000 Muslim lives in Srebrenica as a genocide. Instead, Russia vetoed the bill and four other states abstained, thereby demonstrating that a third of the states present in the Security Council did not feel ...

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A Great Leap Backward: The Persecution of the Uyghurs

Uyghurs

The Chinese government has feared that its Uyghur population, which is primarily Muslim, would pose an internal threat to the nation by continuing its calls for independence, in addition to being “susceptible to extremist ideology.” Thus, the government decided that it needed to launch a campaign to restrict the religious practices of this minority as means of integrating them into ...

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19 Members of Congress Defend Rights of Palestinian Children

Palestinian child

Stand with the Palestinain Children & Express Your Support Recently, 19 members of the House of Representatives submitted a letter to Secretary of State John Kerry defending the human rights of Palestinian children languishing in Israeli jails. These 19 members were moved to action after attending a briefing detailing the current situation of these Palestinian children. As American Muslims, it is imperative ...

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MPAC Condemns Shooting At Military Recruiting Center

chattanooga-shootings

MPAC condemns the violent attack that resulted in four Marines being killed at a recruiting center in Chattanooga, TN. MPAC extends its condolences to the families of the victims of the attack. The alleged shooter, Muhammad Youssef Abdulazeez, was killed by police. According to reports, authorities are investigating the shooting as a possible terror attack. U.S. Attorney William C. Killian ...

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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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