MPAC is just as unsavory and just as bad as Hamas-CAIR, but much slicker and more covert.
- Los Angeles-based Muslim organization whose leadership defends extremist violence
- Opposes the shutdown of Muslim charities suspected of supporting terrorism
- Opposes the Patriot Act
More on the covert operatives here.
Let's look at this group. By their fruits ye shall know them, and so we know them. What are they working on? Just today they're claiming victory in pressuring the already Sharia-compliant LAPD into changing the way it handles Islamic suspicious activity reports. Is counterterror the focus of any of the work MPAC is doing? Go to their website, mpac.org. Is there even one word addressing the tens of thousands of jihad attacks, the oppression of non-Muslims in Muslim countries under the Sharia, Islam's misogyny and dehumanization of women? Is any of that worthy of mention on their website? No. Their objective is to impose Islam upon the secular marketplace.
Robert Spencer points out that MPAC launched a "National Anti-Terrorism Campaign" several years ago that was "more concerned about misbehavior by non-Muslim law enforcement officials in mosques than about the possibility of terrorist activity in those mosques."
Also according to Spencer, Edina Lekovic is "the Muslim Public Affairs Council flack whom Steve Emerson caught lying on national television, denying she was editor of a Muslim student publication that praised Osama bin Laden as a great mujahid. Emerson produced copies of the rag showing Lekovic's name on the masthead as editor on the very same page on which the praise for Osama appeared."
MPAC Congratulates First Muslim Judge Appointed in California (hat tip Chris)
(Los Angeles - 5/18/12) -- The Muslim Public Affairs Council sends it congratulations today to Halim Dhanidina, the first Muslim judge to be appointed in the state of California to the superior court. In a press release earlier today, the office of Gov. Jerry Brown announced that eight judges, including Dhanidina, have been appointed to judgeships in the state’s superior court.
SEE: “Governor Brown Appoints Eight to Los Angeles County Superior Court” (Governor’s office)
“Dhanidina’s appointment is an important step in ensuring California leaders accurately reflect the communities present in our great state,” said Aziza Hasan, MPAC’s Southern California Government Relations Director. “This news will benefit the community at large and serve as an important marker for Gov. Brown, who will be known as the first governor to appoint a Muslim American as a judge in the state of California.”
For more than a year, MPAC has advocated for Dhanidina’s appointment to the Superior Court as he has an outstanding record, which includes high-level prosecutions of gang units. Dhanidina has served as a deputy district attorney in the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office since 1998. Over the past several years, Dhanidina has prosecuted more than two dozen murder cases, including six capital cases.
"I am grateful to MPAC for supporting me during this process. I also thank Gov. Brown for the opportunity to contribute to the pursuit of justice as a Muslim and as an American,” Dhanidina said. “Above all, I am thankful to God for this achievement. As a judge, I hope to show the Muslim American community that there is a place for us to participate in all aspects of civil society. I also hope to show members of society at large that people of all backgrounds can serve the public with honor and integrity.”
Founded in 1988, MPAC is an American institution which informs and shapes public opinion and policy by serving as a trusted resource to decision makers in government, media and policy institutions. MPAC is also committed to developing leaders with the purpose of enhancing the political and civic participation of Muslim Americans.