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The Muslim Public Affairs Council today called on the Defense Secretary Robert Gates to immediately withdraw weapons which have been found to have inscriptions of Biblical references from combat use. An ABC news investigation revealed this week that the Michigan-based contractor Trijicon sold up to 800,000 sights for military rifles to the U.S. military, and that the equipment is currently being used by U.S. troops. Calling this "a violation of America's founding principles" as well as U.S. military rules instituted in recent years, MPAC called for an investigation into the matter, and also requested a meeting with Pentagon officials.
"The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stand in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.â -- Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
The Muslim Public Affairs Council today expressed its profound grief for the people of Haiti, who are facing profound challenges since Tuesday's massive earthquake. MPAC encourages all Muslims to donate generously to relief organizations in order to assist the victims of this immense tragedy for an already impoverished nation of more than 9 million people.
In this article posted on the State Department's website, Salam Al-Marayati says the Quran encourages Muslims to promote religious freedom and counter religious bigotry. America.gov asked Salam Al-Marayati: Is it possible to protect religion without limiting free speech?
MPAC and a coalition of 26 other civil liberties and civil rights groups have joined together to oppose the new screening directive implemented by the Transportation Security Authority (TSA) this month. MPAC and the coalition sent Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano and other DHS, TSA, and Justice Department officials a letter expressing their concerns over the new screening procedures. The new procedures, which mandate extra secondary screening for all individuals returning from 14 particular countries, will disproportionately impact Muslims and fail to keep our country safer.
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