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Asian Americans

Muslim Students Asked “Do you beat your wife?” by Oklahoma Lawmaker

posted by Brittney Le
State Rep John Bennett

State Rep John Bennett

Three Muslim students tried to visit Oklahoma lawmaker John Bennett on Thursday at the State Capitol when they were handed a questionnaire at his office to fill out, which included the question “The Koran, the sunna of Mohammed and Sharia Law of all schools say that the husband can beat his … Read more


Vietnamese American Priest Offers to Give Up His American Citizenship

posted by Brittney Le
Syrian Refugee

Photo from UK Aid

Vietnamese priest Reverend Chuong Hoai Nguyen recently wrote a letter to President Donald Trump offering his own citizenship to a Syrian refugee. Commonweal Magazine, an independent journal run by Catholics, released the letter this week.

In his letter, Rev. Nguyen shows his support for Syrian refugees, having been a refugee … Read more

Asian Americans

Advancing Justice Creates Website to Report Hate Incidents Against AAPI Community

posted by Brittney Le
Taiwanese Christian Church

Swastikas were etched into the glass of the Canaan Taiwanese Christian Church in San Jose

Asian Americans Advancing Justice has launched a new website  to track incidents of hate plaguing the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) communities.  Amidst the racially-charged atmosphere of today’s political climate, many Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders are  fearful.

“While … Read more

Community Issues

Opposing Views: Bigoted Shirt Sold on U.S. Military Base

posted by Randall

Anti-Muslim T-ShirtThe Army and Air Force Exchange Service has stepped in to ask a military vendor to stop selling an anti-Islam t-shirt at Ft. Carson in Colorado, reports Opposing Views.

The shirt features the Statue of Liberty wearing an Islamic burqa with the caption “Don’t let this happen to America.”

Merica Apparel has been asked to … Read more

Community Issues

Scene: Civil Rights Group Sounds Alarm about “Bigoted” Tweets by Police Officer

posted by Randall

Frank Wyoma

Sgt Frank Wyoma profile picture on his now private Twitter account

The Cleveland Police Department has agreed to investigate what the Council of American Islamic Relations is calling “bigoted”, “racist”, and “anti-Muslim” tweets by a Cleveland police Sergeant, reports Scene.
“While Sgt. (Frank) Woyma is retweeting racist and anti-Muslim materials on a … Read more

Community Issues

WFAA: Anti-Muslim Protestors Rally Outside Peace Conference in Texas

posted by Randall

Anti-Muslim protest in Garland, TexasIt was quite a contrast in Garland, Texas, reports WFAA.

Hate spewed outside. Prayers inside.

Hundreds attended a conference titled Stand With the Prophet Against Terror and Hate designed to counter stereotypes of Islam and Muslims in the United States.

Dozens outside protested the conference and screamed at conference attendees as they entered.

“I don’t … Read more

Indian American/ South Asian American

WZZM13: Agema apologizes for anti-Muslim remarks

posted by Ariel Neidermeier

Dave AgemaRepublican National Committee Member, Dave Agema, issued an apology on his website for controversial remarks he made against Muslims and gays earlier this month. Despite calls for his resignation following these remarks, he said he is not resigning his position in the RNC.

The former state representative from Michigan came under fire after he posed … Read more

Indian American/ South Asian American

News Herald: Anti-Muslim Remarks by Republican official condemned

posted by Randall

Dave AgemaThree civil rights groups are condemning remarks made by a Republican National Committee member and former state representative from Michigan, reports The News Herald.

Dave Agema wrote on his Facebook page “Have you ever seen a Muslim do anything that contributes positively to the American way of life?”

The Michigan chapter of the Council … Read more

Top Story

Seattle Times: Muslim Bus Ad Controversy Reignited in Seattle

posted by Randall

Pamela GellerA group known for its racists and anti-Muslim views is suing King County for its refusal to allow the group to run anti-Islamic ads on buses, reports the Seattle Times.

The American Freedom Defense Initiative which is headed by Pamela Geller (pictured here) accuses the county of violating its first amendment rights.

The ads … Read more


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