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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

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

Indian American/ South Asian American

Apr 3, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on Sikh Man Verbally Assaulted at NBA Game

Sikh Man Verbally Assaulted at NBA Game

posted by Randall

Thank San Antonio SpursIt was a moment to celebrate, a moment for fans of the San Antonio Spurs to celebrate as one.

The Spurs had just defeated the reigning NBA champs, Lebron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers, 103-74.

Simran Jeet Singh, a Spurs season ticket holder was among those fans streaming out of the Arena in a … Read more

Indian American/ South Asian American

Mar 21, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on US Bans Electronic Devices On Planes From several Middle Eastern Countries

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

Mar 20, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on Hijab Wearing Basketball Player Banned from Playoff Game

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

Mar 18, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on Heroes Among Us: Tracey Tong Defends Muslims from Verbal Attack

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

Read more

Indian American/ South Asian American

Mar 11, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on South Asians Rally Against Hate Crimes. Sketch of Shooting Suspect Released

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

Mar 6, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on The Atlantic: Muslim aide says why she left the Trump White House

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

Mar 3, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on Controversial Muslim Poster at UC San Diego Backfires

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

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