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Indian American/ South Asian American

Kim Kardashian and Pope Francis Agree: Trump’s Muslim policy is Bad

posted by Randall
Kim Kardashian and Pope Francis

It is not often you mention Pope Francis and Kim Kardashian in the same sentence.

By Ed Diokno

Uh, oh! Now Donald Trump is in deep doo-doo. Not only did his executive order for a temporary ban from seven countries that are predominantly Muslim get panned by Pope Francis, he’s also incurred the wrath of … Read more

Indian American/ South Asian American

Texas Mosque burned down

posted by Randall
Mosque in Texas Burns Down

Mosque in Texas Burns Down

By Ed Diokno


So it begins.

Hours after President Trump signed an Executive Order banning refugees from seven Mid-East countries that are predominantly Muslim, a mosque in Victoria, Texas was burned to the ground.


Flames engulfed the Islamic Center of Victoria, destroying the building in the predawn

Read more

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

Asian Americans

President Obama’s Action Putting up Roadblock to Muslim Registry Applauded by Asian Americans

posted by Louis Chan
Incarceration camp notice

Talk of a Muslim Registry has brought back painful memories of incarceration camps for Japanese Americans during World War II.

By Louis Chan
AsAmNews National Correspondent

Asian Americans  are praising a move by President Obama that would make it more difficult for President-elect Trump to set up a Muslim registry.
“We stand ready to … Read more

Indian American/ South Asian American

YouTube Stars Claim They Were Removed from Delta Flight after Speaking Arabic

posted by Brittney Le
Adam Saleh

Adam Saleh has two million followers on You Tube

Two Muslim American YouTube stars  claimed that the captain of a Delta Airlines flight at Heathrow Airport had asked them to leave due to their use of Arabic, reports The New York Times.

Delta said they were frightening some of the British passengers on the … 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


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