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Jun 19, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on Teen in Virginia Murdered After Leaving Mosque

Teen in Virginia Murdered After Leaving Mosque

posted by Randall
Nabra Hassanen

The family of Nabra Hassanen says the body found in a pond in Fairfax, Virginia is that of the 17-year-old

A Virginia teen who had been observing Ramadan at a local mosque is believed to have been murdered, reports the Washington Post.

The remains of a body were found in a pond in Fairfax, and … Read more

Indian American/ South Asian American

Anti-Muslim Hate Speech Dominate Anti-Sharia Rallies

posted by Randall

A large pro-Trump group described by the Southern Poverty Law Center as a hate group held rallies in nearly 30 cities across the country. They were met and generally outnumbered by counter-demonstrators in many cities.

The group Act for America insists it is not anti-Muslim, but speakers in several cities at their rallies spewed hatred … Read more

Community Issues

Jun 10, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on Asian Americans Push Back against Today’s Anti-Muslim Hate Rallies

Asian Americans Push Back against Today’s Anti-Muslim Hate Rallies

posted by Louis Chan

Act for AmericaBy Louis Chan
AsAmNews National Correspondent

 
The planned nationwide rallies planned by White supremacist groups in 30 cities today is meeting a swift response from a coalition of Asian American, Muslim, multi-ethnic and interfaith groups.
 
Several counter protests are also planned.
 
“The purpose of this campaign is to sow fear and manufacture … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Jun 10, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on Tala Ashe to Play New Muslim American Superhero in ‘Legends of Tomorrow’

Tala Ashe to Play New Muslim American Superhero in ‘Legends of Tomorrow’

posted by Nicole Ki

As the third season of the DC superhero series Legends of Tomorrow returns this fall on CW, it will introduce a new dynamic female superhero and first Muslim American superhero on screen: Zari Adrianna Tomaz.

Sources from Variety say Zari will be played by Tala Ashe, who has appeared on ABC’s American Read more

Community Issues

Jun 8, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on Calls for “Internment Camps” Growing Among Trump Supporters

Calls for “Internment Camps” Growing Among Trump Supporters

posted by Randall

incarceration camp in Hawaii2This past weekend’s terrorist attacks in London has increased the call for Muslim internment camps.

Conservative talk show host Michael Savage is among the latest to advocate a return to incarceration camps which imprisoned 120,000 during World War II, reported the New York Daily News.

“Why don’t you intern all of them before they … Read more

Indian American/ South Asian American

Jun 4, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on Muslim Students “Harassed” for Wearing Hijab

Muslim Students “Harassed” for Wearing Hijab

posted by Randall

Hajah Bah and Fatmata MansarayTwo Muslim students in Virginia are accusing a school administrator of harassing them because they wore hijabs to school, reports
ABC7.
 
It was so emotional,” one of them said.
 
The administrator asked for a note from their parents proving they were wearing the hijab for religious reasons.
 
“Normally, I don’t wear … Read more

Indian American/ South Asian American

May 28, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on Victims in Portland Stabbing Called Heroes. Suspect Is a Known Nazi Sympathizer

Victims in Portland Stabbing Called Heroes. Suspect Is a Known Nazi Sympathizer

posted by Randall

Vigil for Portland hate crime victims

Two men fatally stabbed and another injured who tried to protect two teenage girls from a known White supremacist in Portland, Oregon are being hailed as heroes nationwide by Asian Americans.

According to Oregon Live the girls, described by one of their mothers as Black and a Muslim wearing a hijab, were on a commuter … Read more

Blogs

May 22, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on Blog: Trump Neglects to Make Positive Nod to Muslims in America

Blog: Trump Neglects to Make Positive Nod to Muslims in America

posted by Len Patel
Muslims

Muslim students make up 10 percent of New York City public schools.

By Len Patel

President Trump pointedly failed to recognize the contributions of Muslims in America in his speech to leaders of 50 Muslim nations in Saudi Arabia Sunday.

Apparently making nice to Muslims around the world does not include those that live in … Read more

Indian American/ South Asian American

May 14, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on Conviction Applauded in Bias Motivated Attempted Murder

Conviction Applauded in Bias Motivated Attempted Murder

posted by Randall

Anthony SawinaA Muslim watchdog group this morning applauded the conviction of a Minnesota man for the bias-motivated attempted murder of five Muslim men.

Anthony Sawina, 26, was convicted of attempted murder and assault for shooting at the men last summer, reported the Star-Tribune.

“We appreciate the jury’s understanding of the egregious harm done by Mr. … Read more

Campus

Apr 5, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on Muslim American Student Gets into Stanford after Unique Answer about #BlackLivesMatter

Muslim American Student Gets into Stanford after Unique Answer about #BlackLivesMatter

posted by Randall
Ziad Ahmed

Ziad Ahmed speaks at Princeton University in February (via Twitter)

In a school that only accepts one out of every 20 applicants, it takes a lot to stand out.

Ziad Ahmed found a way.

Ahmed, a self described activist, says he was stunned to get his admissions letter to Stanford University, especially after his seemingly … Read more

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