Muslim American Citizens Coalition and Public Affairs Council

A Muslim American Citizens Coalition and Public Affairs Council (MACCPAC) web page expresses its desire to become an intermediary for the Muslim community that would meet regularly with the U.S. government and claims that it “regularly participates in White House conference calls on issues that affect millions of American lives, such as financial reform, health care reform, engagement with the Muslim world, environmental protection, immigration law reform etc.” and has “has met with the Department of Homeland Security officials on community engagement on national security issues and has outlined a series of engagement programs.” The media contact identified for MACCPAC is Rabiah Ahmed who in 2005 was listed as a spokeswoman for the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR), a part of the U.S. Muslim Brotherhood while MACCPAC Chairman Dr. Sulayman S. Nyang has numerous ties to the USMB, including serving on the Advisory Council for the International Institute of Islamic Thought (IIIT). A March MACCPAC event featured the following speakers:

  • Congressman Keith Ellison (D-MN) (close to the Muslim American Society)
  • Douglas Johnston (International Center for Religion and Diplomacy, close to IIIT)
  • Imam Yusuf Kavakci (ISNA board member at large, imam of the Dallas Central Mosque that is close to Hamas)