Wednesday 29th March 2017,

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Indian American/ South Asian American

US Bans Electronic Devices On Planes From several Middle Eastern Countries

posted by Adhiti Bandlamudi

Royal Jordanian Airlines tweeted on Monday, March 20th, that they have banned all electronic devices from carry-on luggage on flights from 13 countries. The airline claimed to have received the directive from US officials.

The post stated the ban would go into affect on Tuesday, March 21st and would prohibit … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Hijab Wearing Basketball Player Banned from Playoff Game

posted by Randall
Je'Nan Hayes

Je’Nan Hayes

A Muslim girl who had played in 24 straight games for her varsity basketball team was forced to sit out the regional title playoff game because she wears a hijab.

CNN reported that the coach of Watkins Mill High School in Gaithersburg, Maryland  was told by the referee prior to the game that … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Heroes Among Us: Tracey Tong Defends Muslims from Verbal Attack

posted by Randall
Tracey Tong

Tracey Tong defended a Muslim couple from a verbal attack. She didn’t know she was being taped.

By Ed Diokno
Views from the Edge

 

What would you do when faced with an act of bigotry?

With all the crazies carrying concealed weapons, would you turn away? Walk away? Or would you dare to get

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Indian American/ South Asian American

South Asians Rally Against Hate Crimes. Sketch of Shooting Suspect Released

posted by Randall

Sikh shooting suspect WashingtonPolice in Kent, Washington have released a sketch of a suspect in the shooting of a Sikh man in his driveway.

The victim says the man shouted “go back to your own country” before shooting him.

He is one of four South Asians who have been shot in the past month and who prompted dozens … Read more

Blogs

The Atlantic: Muslim aide says why she left the Trump White House

posted by Randall
Ruman Ahmed

Ruman Ahmed

By Ed Diokno
Views from the Edge
 
In 2011 Ruman Ahmed got a job of a lifetime. Straight out of college, she joined the Obama administration. “My job there was to promote and protect the best of what my country stands for,” she writes in a piece in The Atlantic. “I … Read more

Campus

Controversial Muslim Poster at UC San Diego Backfires

posted by Randall

Muslim Incarceration Poster

This poster distributed at UC San Diego was intended to mimic the evacuation order of Japanese Americans during WWII seen to the right.


 
Incarceration orders to Japanese AmericansA poster that mirrored the evacuation order directed at Japanese Americans during World War II has sparked an uproar at the University of California, San Diego, reports NBC San Diego.
 … Read more

Blogs

A Softer, ‘Presidential’ Tone Doesn’t Change Trump’s Policies, Say AAPI Critics & Doubters

posted by Randall
Rep Judy Chu Reacts to Presidential Address

Rep. Judy Chu, right, expresses her displeasure of President Trump’s comments.

By Ed Diokno
Views from the Edge

 

Sorry, Trump fans. Just because Donald Trump proved he could read a teleprompter and he could speak with an “indoor voice,” as one pundit described Trump’s performance at the Joint Session of Congress, does not make

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Crime

Suspected Hate Crimes have both Indian Americans and Muslims on Edge

posted by Randall
 Srinivas Kuchibhotla

Srinivas Kuchibhotla

The wife of an Indian American allegedly killed  by a gunman in Kansas is decrying the recent rise of hate crimes.

“He was just enjoying his glass of beer,” said Shabina Kavimandan, the wife of Srinivas Kuchibotla who was shot dead at a bar in Kansas in an incident that also left two … Read more

Indian American/ South Asian American

Two men from India Shot in Apparent Hate Attack; One Killed

posted by Randall
Alok Madasani and Srinivas Kuchibhotia

Shooting victims Alok Madasani, left, and Srinivas Kuchibhotia

By Ed Diokno
Views from the Edge

Two engineers from India were shot in a Kansas bar  after a man who mistook them as Middle Eastern, allegedly told them to “get out of my country.”

One man died, the second man was wounded and a third bar … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Muslim Activists Raise More than $115,000 to Repair Vandalized Jewish American Cemetery

posted by Louis Chan

Muslims raise money for vandalized Jewish CemetaryBy Louis Chan
AsAmNews National Correspondent

 
A crowd source campaign launched by members of the Muslim American community on Launch Good to repair a vandalized Jewish American cemetery has raised $116,000 in two days.

The amount of money raised is almost six times the original goal of $20,000.

More than 100 gravestones were vandalized … Read more

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