By: Umar Hakim-Dey, Katrina Hasan Hamilton, Imam Abu Qadir Al-Amin, MPAC’s African American Muslim Insight Council

Reflections on Arbery verdict:

As American Muslims, our job is to act on faith and resist the urge of racism and discrimination for “All mankind is from Adam and Eve… Do not therefore do…

By: Prema Rahman, MPAC Policy Analyst, and Amine Ben Naceur, MPAC Non-Resident Senior Policy Fellow

Image via Deccan Herald

Last week, we wrote about the rise of religious intolerance in India and its troubling implications for South Asia and America. In today’s piece, we dive deeper into potential policy solutions. Read the first part here.

In 2014, the radical Hindu-nationalist, Narendra Modi of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) came…

By: Prema Rahman, MPAC Policy Analyst, and Amine Ben Naceur, MPAC Non-Resident Senior Policy Fellow

Amit Dave / Reuters

On September 23, 2021, a video of a photojournalist trampling a dead man shot by police in the state of Assam went viral on Twitter.

The video, posted by an Indian journalist, shows a group of police officers shooting a man running towards them with a baton. After being shot…

By: Prema Rahman, MPAC Policy Analyst

Illustration By Oliver Munday

On November 8th, the Federal Bureau of Investigation v. Fazaga case will appear before the U.S. Supreme Court. The plaintiffs in this case, Yassir Fazaga, Ali Uddin Malik, and Yasser Abdelrahim, are challenging the government’s invocation of “state secrets” privilege to dismiss the plaintiffs’ federal class action lawsuit against the…

By: M Baqir Mohie El-Deen, MPAC Policy Program Manager

Anti-Hate Crime March at the University of Delaware, Photo by Xander Opiyo via Flickr.

Last month, a neighborhood dispute in Virginia Beach shocked the nation when the local police department issued a public statement that the neighbor that has been blasting racist slurs and sounds on his loud speakers cannot be charged with a crime. The victimized black neighbors had been complaining to the…

By: Salam Al-Marayati, MPAC President

I have been traveling to Washington, D.C. from Los Angeles for the past 30 years, and you will never guess what goes through my mind on every arrival into the Beltway. I think of it as a spiritual journey, a response to the call of God to give Muslims a…

By: Prema Rahman and M Baqir Mohie El-Deen, MPAC Policy Bureau

Image via Reuters

The discussion around Facebook, Inc. intensified this week as the global tech company was brought into the limelight twice this week. On Sunday, whistleblower Frances Haugen, former product manager on the civic misinformation team at Facebook, went public on CBS’s 60 Minutes. Haugen’s identity was unknown when she leaked internal…

By M Baqir Mohie El-Deen, MPAC Policy Program Manager

Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call file photo

Our Congress passed a short-term appropriations bill that will fund our government until December 3rd, hours before a government shutdown, however, our legislatures are still gridlocked over the looming threat of defaulting on our federal debt in a short few weeks. What does this all mean to us? …


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