Entries by Susan Schwartz

Muslim Public  Affairs Council Convention 

By: Susan Schwartz, contributing writer The Muslim Public Affairs Council (MPAC) held its 2016 annual national convention this past Sunday at the Long Beach, Ca. Convention Center. The event began with a plenary session titled: Enriching America through the Prophet’s Inspiration, using as a guide the exceptionally well written and well received book by the […]

Timely Arrest of Man Set to Harm Muslims

Earlier this month the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) announced at a news conference the arrest of Mark Fagin, 40, of Agoura Hills, Ca on charges of making criminal threats to staff of the Islamic Center of Southern California (ICSC). A cache of weapons was found in Fagin’s home. These included multiple firearms  and ammunition […]

MPAC’s Hollywood Bureau

By: Susan Schwartz, contributing writer With the alarming increase in Islamophobia and with Islamophobia now having reached the national presidential campaign stage, concerned human rights activists ask what can be done. The Muslim Public Affairs Council (MPAC) through its Hollywood Bureau has provided an effective answer: simply tell the truth. MPAC, the nation’s largest public policy […]

The Palestine Children’s Relief Fund to Hold Event

By: Susan Schwartz, contributing writer The Palestine Children’s Relief Fund (PCRF), the world’s largest charity devoted to the medical needs of children in the Middle East, will hold its annual banquet/fundraiser on October 15th at theWyndham Hotel, 12021 Harbor Boulevard in Anaheim, California. The event will be titled: Light of Hope: A Children’s Cancer Center […]

Community Spotlight: Palestinian Children Relief Fund

By Susan Schwartz, contributing writer The work of the Palestine Children’s Relief Fund (PCRF) will be familiar to readers of The Muslim Observer. The PCRF is the world’s largest children’s charity dealing with the sick and injured children of the Middle East. Here a brief review. The PCRF was founded in 1991 and since then has helped […]

Palestine awareness week at UCLA

By Susan Schwartz Los Angeles – Students for Justice in Palestine of University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) presented a four day educational program that illustrated the plight of Palestinians under Israeli occupation of the West Bank, under siege in Gaza, and living with apartheid in Israel. This was part of a national event titled […]