Statements

Articles
academia
antisemitism
freedom of speech
harvard
human rights
israel
kenneth roth
professor

Statement: Harvard Fellow Kenneth Roth, Criticism of Israel, and Academia

On January 20, 2023 By MPAC
Washington, D.C. | www.mpac.org | January 20, 2023 — Freedom of expression is one of the founding principles of our nation, without which we cannot grow and improve as a society. One of the most important institutions in which this principle is expressed is the university. Over the last two…
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Articles
freedom of religion
Hamline
National Security and Civil Liberties
professor

Statement: Support for Art Professor Fired from Hamline University

On January 9, 2023 By MPAC
It is with great concern that the Muslim Public Affairs Council (MPAC) views the firing of an art professor, Erika López Prater, from Hamline University on the grounds of showing a fourteenth-century painting depicting the Prophet Muḥammad. We issue this statement of support for the professor and urge the university…
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Articles
Afghanistan
education
islam
muslim
Muslim Representation
religious police
taliban
women's rights

Not In Our Name: Statement on the Taliban and Women’s Education

On January 4, 2023 By MPAC
In August 2021, American troops withdrew from Afghanistan and the Taliban took over control of the country. Despite their initial claims to the contrary, their rule has been a complete reversion to fundamentalism. Most recently, this manifested in a declaration prohibiting girls and women from access to education. Sadly, this…
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