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July 16, 2009
Zarian to host Islamic rep Salam Al-Marayati, executive director of the Muslim Public Affairs Council, is scheduled to appear live on ?The Larry Zarian Show? Thursday to discuss changing attitudes and public perceptions of Muslims. The council, with offices in Los Angeles and Washington D.C., was created to defend the civil rights of American Muslims, while working to integrate Islam into ?American pluralism,? according to the agency. Al-Marayati is scheduled to appear in the first half of the one-hour show, with Sona Mooradian, administrative analyst for city of Glendale, slated to discuss affordable housing programs for low-income residents in the second half.
NEWS
June 22, 2000
Tim Willert PASADENA -- Muslim leaders, outraged at remarks made by the manager of Rep. James Rogan's reelection campaign, are calling for the aide's removal and a public apology. Jason Roe has come under fire for attacking Rogan's Democratic challenger, state Sen. Adam Schiff, because he attended a La Canada Flintridge forum on the role of alcohol in crime on Sunday with Salam Al-Marayati, executive director of the Muslim Public Affairs Council.
NEWS
September 10, 2002
Muslims working with all Americans for peace It is not any stretch of the imagination to say that our lives as citizens of Glendale and of America have been forever changed by the events of Sept. 11, 2001. It is unfortunate that it took such a tragic day to prompt some residents to walk next door and reintroduce themselves to their long-time neighbors in an effort to strengthen a sense of neighborhood community. Nevertheless, these events underscore the importance to continually strive to better understand the world around us, and that starts right here in our hometown.
FEATURES
February 16, 2008
Many Muslim Americans and political observers are reportedly concerned that this year?s presidential candidates have ignored them and that issues surrounding Muslims, such as stereotypes that conflate their faith with terrorism, are being kept at arm?s length. What do you think? As much as religion has become a topic in the campaign, should candidates be talking more about Muslim issues and defending more against negative stereotypes? ? Muslim Americans, as a fairly new community, are seeking their fair and equitable role in American politics.
NEWS
January 15, 2002
Tim Willert DOWNTOWN -- A panel of leaders from Muslim, Arab and Sikh communities will discuss discrimination following the Sept. 11 attacks. The meeting will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday at Fire Station 21, 421 Oak St. The question-and-answer session is hosted by the Glendale Human Relations Coalition as a way to heighten tolerance of cultural diversity. The four-member panel will include Robin Toma, executive director of the Los Angeles Human Relations Commission; Edina Lekovic of the Muslim Public Affairs Council; Michael Shehadeh, president of the American Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee; and Nirinjan Khalsa, a Sikh Dharma from the San Fernando Valley Interfaith Council.
NEWS
September 13, 2001
Alecia Foster NORTHEAST GLENDALE -- Glendale Community College History and Politics Professor Levon Marashlian spent the early morning hours Tuesday taping the news to show to his government class. Then, the regular program was interrupted with breaking news of attacks on both the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. "At first it looked like it was an accident," Marashlian said. It wasn't. What Marashlian quickly began to realize was that what he was seeing an example of what he had discussed for years as part of his Politics in the Middle East class: terrorism.
NEWS
September 12, 2001
Alecia Foster NORTHEAST GLENDALE -- Glendale Community College history and politics professor Levon Marashlian spent the early morning hours taping the news to show to his government class. Then, the regular program was interrupted with breaking news of attacks on both the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. "At first it looked like it was an accident," Marashlian said. It wasn't. What Marashlian quickly began to realize was that what he was seeing an example of what he had discussed for years as part of his Politics in the Middle East class: terrorism.
NEWS
June 24, 2000
Omar Ricci U.S. Rep. Jim Rogan campaign's statement on American Muslims Should Not Be Tolerated. By Omar Ricci, Glendale resident and a board member of the Muslim Public Affairs Council. Outrageous. That's the only way to characterize the statements made by Congressman James Rogan's campaign regarding American Muslims in his district. In election year politicking, Rogan's campaign has sunken to new lows. In addition to his disturbingly inaccurate media campaign against state Sen. Adam Schiff, his campaign now includes making American Muslim out to be the "untouchables" of the district.
NEWS
June 16, 2000
Claudia Peschiutta ROGAN'S TOPS -- IN CASH, AT LEAST U.S. Rep. James Rogan (R-Glendale) is No. 1 -- in fund-raising, that is. The Federal Election Commission placed Rogan at the top of its recently released list of campaign receipts for House candidates. The Glendale congressman came in at $3.8 million, nearly $700,000 ahead of the runner-up, Peter Staub Wareing of Texas. Schiff was not far behind, taking the eighth spot among on the Top 50 list with $1.9 million.
NEWS
January 8, 2002
Tim Willert DOWNTOWN -- The Glendale Human Relations Coalition, in an attempt foster cultural tolerance, has invited a panel of leaders from Muslim, Arab and Sikh communities to discuss the discrimination they have faced since the Sept. 11 attacks. Assistant City Manager Bob McFall will moderate the question-and-answer session, which starts at 7 p.m. Jan. 17 at Fire Station 21. "We hope that it will heighten the awareness of diversity in the community and the need to understand people different from ourselves," board member Pam Ellis said Monday.
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NEWS
July 16, 2009
Zarian to host Islamic rep Salam Al-Marayati, executive director of the Muslim Public Affairs Council, is scheduled to appear live on ?The Larry Zarian Show? Thursday to discuss changing attitudes and public perceptions of Muslims. The council, with offices in Los Angeles and Washington D.C., was created to defend the civil rights of American Muslims, while working to integrate Islam into ?American pluralism,? according to the agency. Al-Marayati is scheduled to appear in the first half of the one-hour show, with Sona Mooradian, administrative analyst for city of Glendale, slated to discuss affordable housing programs for low-income residents in the second half.
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FEATURES
February 16, 2008
Many Muslim Americans and political observers are reportedly concerned that this year?s presidential candidates have ignored them and that issues surrounding Muslims, such as stereotypes that conflate their faith with terrorism, are being kept at arm?s length. What do you think? As much as religion has become a topic in the campaign, should candidates be talking more about Muslim issues and defending more against negative stereotypes? ? Muslim Americans, as a fairly new community, are seeking their fair and equitable role in American politics.
NEWS
September 10, 2002
Muslims working with all Americans for peace It is not any stretch of the imagination to say that our lives as citizens of Glendale and of America have been forever changed by the events of Sept. 11, 2001. It is unfortunate that it took such a tragic day to prompt some residents to walk next door and reintroduce themselves to their long-time neighbors in an effort to strengthen a sense of neighborhood community. Nevertheless, these events underscore the importance to continually strive to better understand the world around us, and that starts right here in our hometown.
NEWS
June 22, 2000
Tim Willert PASADENA -- Muslim leaders, outraged at remarks made by the manager of Rep. James Rogan's reelection campaign, are calling for the aide's removal and a public apology. Jason Roe has come under fire for attacking Rogan's Democratic challenger, state Sen. Adam Schiff, because he attended a La Canada Flintridge forum on the role of alcohol in crime on Sunday with Salam Al-Marayati, executive director of the Muslim Public Affairs Council.
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