Thursday 19th January 2017,

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Indian American/ South Asian American

Huge Spike in Hate Violence Documented

posted by Louis Chan

SAALT 2017 Hate crime report

By Louis Chan
AsAmNews National Correspondent

A new report released yesterday has found a dramatic rise of hate violence and xenophobic rhetoric against South Asian Americans.

The report from South Asian Americans Leading Together (SAALT) found 215 incidents in the one year period ending November 15, 2016. The group says that’s a 34 percent increase … Read more

Chinese American

Slightly More Religious Diversity: Hindus and Buddhists in Congress

posted by Cathy Sun
Raja Krishnamoorthi

Rep. Raja Krishnamoorthi (D-IL) and his wife Priya, a doctor, and their children Vijay and Vikram

A report by the Pew Research Center has found Congress is more Christian than the general public, despite a slight rise in Hindus, Buddists and Muslims.

Hindu representation tripled in the 115th Congress as two new Hindus recently joined … Read more


False Reports of Hate Crimes Hurt Muslim Community

posted by Cathy Sun

When Muslim teen Yasmin Seweid was charged with falsifying her report of an alleged hate crime last Wednesday, Muslims nationally were struck by how her arrest would affect their … Read more

Indian American/ South Asian American

Feds sue Virginia County for Blocking Mosque Construction

posted by Randall
Virginia Mosque Site

One day, Muslims hope a mosque will take the place of this building in Culpeper County, Virginia

By Ed Diokno

Finally, Muslim Americans in Culpepper County in Virginia took a major step towards having a mosque of their own, but it took the federal government’s assistance.

The Justice Department filed a lawsuit Monday (Dec. 12) … Read more


Muslim Officers Ask President-Elect Trump for Meeting

posted by Randall

NYPDA Muslim police hero with the New York Police Department who  saved a baby from a burning building two years ago is asking for a meeting with President-elect Trump.

Yahoo reports the request was inspired after that officer, Aml Elsokary, witnessed her son being shoved by a man who later threatened to cut off her … Read more

Indian American/ South Asian American

Sacramento Bee: President Obama Urged to Dismantle Bush Era Muslim Registry

posted by Randall

Muslim AmericansThere’s been a lot of publicity surrounding President-elect Trump’s statements during the election supporting the establishment of a Muslim database.
Trump, as he has with many of his campaign promises, has since backpedaled and denied he wants to track anyone based on their religion. That statement, however, doesn’t rule out Muslim registration.
The … Read more

Indian American/ South Asian American

Minnesota Man Pleads Guilty to Threatening Islamic Center

posted by Randall

Anti-Muslim Graffiti

The FBI reports a spike in anti-Muslim hate crimes.

By Ed Diokno
A Minneapolis man has pleaded guilty to a federal hate crime for writing and mailing a threatening letter to an Islamic Center. Daniel George Fisher, 57, was charged with obstructing, by threat of force, the free exercise of religious beliefs.
According … Read more

Indian American/ South Asian American

DOJ Files Suit against New Jersey Township, for Blocking Construction of Mosque

posted by Randall
New Jersey mosque

The design of the mosque is intended to blend into the neighborhood.

By Ed Diokno

The Department of Justice filed a lawsuit this week against Bernards Township, New Jersey, alleging that the township violated a federal act which protects religious groups from discrimination in zoning and other land use laws.

The Department charged the township … Read more


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