MPAC and ING Invite You to a National Conference Call: Public Perceptions on American Muslims; 7/23/11

6/24/11 – The Muslim Public Affairs Council and Islamic Networks Group  invite you to take part in a national conference call on “Public Perceptions of Muslim Americans: Opportunities and Challenges” on Thursday, June 30 at 8:30 p.m. EST.  The 90-minute teleconference will featured an overview of public opinion about Islam and Muslims in America today by the Public Religion Research Institute, followed by analysis by a trio of leading thinkers and practitioners in the Muslim American community.

During the call, CEO and founder of the Public Religion Research Institute Robert Jones will present the findings of recent polling about public attitudes toward Islam and Muslims. New York Times best-selling author and media commentator Reza Aslan, ING President Maha Elgenaidi, and MPAC President Salam Al-Marayati will provide their reflections followed by a Q&A period with callers from around the country.

The conference call marks the kick-off of MPAC’s quarterly national conference calls on pressing public policy issues featuring subject experts, policy-makers and community leaders addressing community leaders and members around the country.

“These virtual forums are designed to give Muslim Americans and local communities direct access to national policy-makers and experts from the comfort of their homes, community centers and offices,” said Haris Tarin, the Director of MPAC’s Washington, DC office.

WHAT: MPAC National Teleconference on Public Perceptions of Islam & Muslims 10 Years After 9/11

WHEN: June 30th at 5:30 p.m. PT / 8:30 p.m. ET

WHO: Salam Al-Marayati, President, Muslim Public Affairs Council (MPAC) Reza Aslan, Best-selling author of “No god but God”; founder of; ING board member Maha Elgenaidi, President, Islamic Networks Group (ING) Robert Jones, CEO and Founder of the Public Religion Research Institute

RSVP: Email [email protected] with the subject line Nat’l Conference Call. Include: your full name, cit,y and email address in the body of the email and you will receive a reply with the dial-in access information for the teleconference

[MEDIA CONTACT: Marium Mohiuddin, 323-258-6722, [email protected]]


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 American Muslims.


ING is an educational outreach organization with affiliates throughout the U.S. Founded in 1993, ING’s mission is to promote inter-religious understanding and mutual respect through dialogue and religious literacy programs