Monthly Archives: March 2012

Introducing next Standing Together Session

By: Editor 

[In the Media] Syrian-Americans skeptical new peace plan will succeed one year after uprising

By: Brenda Gazzar, 

American Dr. Saleh K. of La Crescenta, who asked that his last name not be used for fear of retaliation against relatives in Syria, says he s skeptical of the regime s acceptance of… Continue reading

MPAC Announces: 21st Annual Media Awards May 13, 2012

By: Marium Mohiuddin, MPAC 

(Los Angeles – 3/29/12) — The Muslim Public Affairs Council announced today it will be honoring The Learning Channel(TLC) for its show “All-American Muslim”and the film “Kinyarwanda” at the… Continue reading

ICSC sends its condolences to Alawadi Family, MPAC Urges DOJ to Monitor

By: Editor

The Islamic Center of Southern California would like to convey its deepest condolences to the family, friends, and community of sister Shaima Alawadi, a local SoCal Muslim woman of Iraqi origin. Her brutal beating and murder appear to… Continue reading

Sold Out Crowd at Last Sunday’s reGENERATION Interfaith Concert for Possibility

By: Shepha Vainstein, reGENERATION  


Nearly 650 people who filled Temple Emanuel for last Sunday’s reGENERATION CONCERT FOR POSSIBILITY. We shared a memorable evening of uplifting song and celebration with a remarkable variety of twenty world class artists and… Continue reading

Syria: Conflict or Civil War?

By: Dr. Saleh Kholaki


The Syrian people have suffered for an entire year at the hands of the Syrian regime while the world has spoken much, but done little to stop the violence. It is time for the US… Continue reading

[In the Media] Defining the ‘All-American Muslim’

By: Naomi Schaefer Riley, from the Wall Street Journal 

Earlier this month, the TLC network announced that it will cancel the reality show “All-American Muslim” due to low ratings. Critics had complained that the show whitewashed the problem of… Continue reading

Big BIG Developments in Social Services at ICSC

By: Soha Yassine 

As many of you know, I am a relatively new hire at the ICSC. I began working as Youth and Volunteer Coordinator at the Center in June 2011 and, what an adventure it has been! Praise… Continue reading

The Islamic Center of Southern California, Saddleback Church, and Our Friendship

By: Jihad Turk 

When I was approached almost two years ago by Saddleback pastor Abraham Meulenberg who expressed interest in exploring ways that we can bring our communities together in friendship, I welcomed the initiative. In this time of… Continue reading

MYG’s 2012 Ski Trip

By: Maha Kamel

The two bright yellow school buses contrasted beautifully against the fresh blanket of white snow that just arrived to greet the Muslim Youth Group and its annual Ski Trip. Friday February 17 th marked the… Continue reading

MPAC Announces 2012 Young Leaders Summits

By: Marium Mohideen, MPAC

(Washington, DC, – 2/29/12) – The Muslim Public Affairs Council is proud to announce that it is now accepting applications for its 2012 Young Leaders Summits, which offer Muslim American undergraduate and graduate students a one-of-a-kind… Continue reading