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  • The hate narrative and Muslims in America

    June 15, 2016 | 3:23 pm

    On the sixth night of Ramadan, June 11, I broke my fast at a synagogue during a Havdalah-Shavuot celebration. Around 10:30 p.m., at almost the same time that Omar Mateen opened fire at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Fla., I called an Uber to get from the Westwood synagogue to my...

  • Muslim Public Affairs Council’s conference draws hundreds to Pasadena church

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    December 19, 2012 | 3:15 pm

    When All Saints Church in Pasadena announced that it would host the Muslim Public Affairs Council’s (MPAC) 12th annual convention as part of its efforts toward “interfaith peacemaking,” the Episcopal church that was founded in 1883 became the target of hate mail and attacks. 


  • Despite hate mail, Pasadena church to host Muslim group’s convention

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    December 7, 2012 | 1:59 pm

    Since deciding to host the Muslim Public Affairs Council’s (MPAC) 12th annual convention on Dec. 15, All Saints Church, Pasadena has received dozens of hate-filled messages.

    “We’ve begun to receive some of the most vile, vituperative, ugly, mean-spirited email correspondence I've...

  • Right Goal—Wrong Strategy

    By David A. Lehrer and Joe R. Hicks

    May 10, 2011 | 6:20 pm

    The Muslim Public Affairs Council (MPAC) held a press conference last week, the day after President Obama’s announcement of Osama bin Laden’s dispatch. The briefing seemed to deliver a hopeful message: Now that bin Laden is dead, perhaps there will be the “dawn of a new era”...

  • Sheriff Lee Baca previews House panel testimony at ACLU “People’s Hearing”

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    March 9, 2011 | 1:05 am

    On Thursday, March 10, Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca will testify before the first in a series of hearings on radicalization in the American Muslim community. Organized by Peter King, a Republican Congressman from New York and the chairman of the House’s Committee on Homeland...

  • Muslim Americans feel snubbed in presidential race

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    December 20, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    Mejgan Afshan's father warned her about the danger of discussing religion and politics, but as a girl, she couldn't resist the two things she thought mattered more than anything else. Now 28 and watching the 2008 presidential campaign closely, Afshan sees how uncomfortable those...
  • Briefs: City politicos celebrate launch of NewGround; Iranian Jews

    March 15, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    City politicos celebrate launch of NewGround

    Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa celebrated the launch of NewGround, a joint undertaking of the Progressive Jewish Alliance (PJA) and the Muslim Public Affairs Council (MPAC), at City Hall on March 8. The group will bring together Jews and...