NAME: The Muslim Public Affairs Council
Budget: 2010, $1.62 million gross receipts for MPAC Foundation; $1.2 million for MPAC and $187,000 for Global Justice Endowment (founded 2009).
Funding sources: 2010, $934,300 unspecified grants contributions to MPAC Foundation and $676,000 unspecified “other income;” plus $1.4 million unspecified “contributions and grants” to MPAC (more than $200,000 over reported revenue); 2008, over $6 million from “program service” and $1.6 million in grants and contributions to ICSC Foundation.
Goals: As a latter-day Muslim Brotherhood organization initially formed as the political committee of the Islamic Center of Southern California, MPAC appears no where on the list of 29 Muslim Brotherhood groups and “organizations of our friends” cited in an internal May 1991 strategic goals memo circulated to North American MB members and affiliates stating the MB intent to replace the U.S. Constitution with sharia, or Islamic law. It reports to the IRS ostensible goals of promoting and supporting “development of social awareness of American Muslims” and increasing “understanding and education of the general public” on “social concerns of American Muslims.”
Suspicious and/or Hostile Activities: Illegal for a 501(c) 3 organization to run political action committees, but MPAC does. In Sept. 2010, Washington director Haris Tarin demonstrated with 11 others including Mohammad Ashrafuzzaman Khan, who in 1971 led a Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) al-Badr unit in slaughter of three million Bangladesh citizens. JI secretary general Ali Ahsan Mohammad Mojahid arrested in 2010 under an International Crimes Tribunal warrant.
Key Leaders: executive director Salam al-Marayati; co-founders, late Hassan Hathout, and his brother Maher Hathout, both acolytes of MB founder Hasan al-Banna; vice chair Aslam Abdullah; resident IcoSC scholar Mohamed Fathi Osman (1928-2010)
Connection to MB and MB organizations: connected to ICSC and virtually every other Muslim Brotherhood organization in North America, including ISNA, CAIR, MSA, MAS, ICNA and of course the global Muslim Brotherhood.
Projects: MPAC Foundation, MPAC, Global Justice Endowment, ostensibly to educate American Muslims and the public on American Muslim needs.
Complete Documentation For: MPAC
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