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Muslim youth: Register now to attend conference with local Muslim political & media professionals

media or politics so that our communities’ perspectives are represented at decision-making tables where professionals influence public opinion and laws every day.  We're holding this pre-event conference to help you get there!

Join us on Friday, December 16, from 5:15pm to 6:30pm at MAPS in Redmond for a private conference so you can meet and learn from local Muslim political and media professionals. Most of these professionals got their start as volunteers and interns, which gave them the experience they needed to get to decision-making positions in media and politics.

You will have a chance to learn how you can apply for internships and volunteer positions with media and political offices, at the MAPS Youth Career Fair which will start at 7pm, right after this pre-event conference. Admission is free but seats are limited so CLICK HERE to RSVP for the Pre-Event Conference by Dec. 15 or earlier!

Research: American Muslims are Model U.S. Citizens

A new survey by the ISPU found that American Muslims are among the most religious and patriotic citizens. 85% of American Muslims "have a strong American identity," just like 84% of Protestants. They are also just as likely as other Americans to identify strongly with their faith — 89% of Muslims, 84% of Jews, and 95% of Catholics and Protestants shared the sentiment. Read the full survey report at:

1 in 18 Medical Doctors in U.S. is American Muslim

A new report by ISPU estimated the number of American Muslim physicians in the U.S. to be about 50,000. According to the Kaiser Family Foundation, the total number of active medical doctors across the U.S. is about 914,000. Click here to read the full ISPU report.

Loaded News Coverage, Commentary Can Fuel Hate, Prejudice

Research by U. of Hawaii, U. of Exeter & National Hispanic Media Coalition indicates that media content can have a direct effect on hate and prejudice against minority groups. It’s the tone of news coverage and commentary, not an event itself that determines how the public reacts and whether members of a minority group will face hate violence.  Accurate language can inform readers, while loaded ethnically and religiously language misleads readers and fuels hate and prejudice.

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