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Muslim Americans Brace for Worst against Backdrop of Islamphobia and Racism

posted by Randall

NY Truck Attack

Muslim Americans expressed both shock and sadness after a man who identified with an Islamic terrorist group rammed his truck up a bike path, killing eight and injuring several others not far from the World Trade Center.

NBC reports the New York chapter of the Council of American Islamic Relations described the attack as “senseless” … Read more

Community Issues

Groups condemn Southwest Airline’s treatment of Muslim passenger

posted by Gabi Wy
Southwest Airlines

Photo by By MamaGeek

South Asian Americans Leading Together (SAALT), joined 30 other national and local civil rights organizations, including the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), in condemning Southwest Airlines’ treatment of pregnant Muslim American professor Anila Daulatzai, in September.

In a letter to Southwest Airlines and the Maryland Transportation Authority Police (MDTA) last week, Read more

Crime

Jul 18, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on Huge Spike in 2017 in Anti-Muslim Hate Crimes Documented

Huge Spike in 2017 in Anti-Muslim Hate Crimes Documented

posted by Randall

CAIR Hate Crime Report 2nd Quarter 2017

From CAIR


 
A new report just released by the Council of American-Islamic Relations found a 91 percent spike in hate crimes in the second quarter of this year.
 
The report titled Anti-Muslim Bias Incidents April-June 2017 found the most frequent type of incidents documented were non-violent harassment followed by hate crimes involving either … 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

Apr 23, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on Muslim American Woman Wearing Hijab Threatened with Gun in Parking Lot

Muslim American Woman Wearing Hijab Threatened with Gun in Parking Lot

posted by Brittney Le

hate crimesQuite a scary incident is being reported in North Carolina.

A Muslim American woman wearing a hijab was sitting outside an Indian grocery store with her baby when a man pulled up and wielded a rifle, reports hi INDiA.

The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) which is assisting the woman says she was sitting … 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

Asian Americans

Mar 6, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on Muslim Students Asked “Do you beat your wife?” by Oklahoma Lawmaker

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

Bad Ass Asians

Feb 18, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on 75th Anniversary of Executive Order 9066 Remembered

75th Anniversary of Executive Order 9066 Remembered

posted by Louis Chan
Day of Remembrance, Sadako Kashiwagi, Hiroshi Kashiwagi

Sadako and Hiroshi Kashiwagi recalled their experience being incarcerated at Tule Lake

By Louis Chan
AsAmNews National Correspondent

The current political climate casting a suspicious eye on Muslims and refugees is all too familiar to Sadako Kashiwagi.

At just 10 years old, she was rounded up and imprisoned along with more than 18,000 Japanese Americans … Read more

Asian Americans

Feb 10, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on Sen. Harris Introduces Bill for Legal Counsel for Refugees

Sen. Harris Introduces Bill for Legal Counsel for Refugees

posted by Brittney Le

Kamala HarrisSenator Kamala Harris, D-Calif., introduced her first bill on Thursday that would provide legal counsel to those held or detained while trying to enter the U.S., reports USA Today.

The Access to Counsel Act would allow lawyers to provide legal counsel by phone or video if they cannot physically be present. It would also … Read more

Asian Americans

Feb 4, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on Federal Judge Stays Executive Order on Immigration

Federal Judge Stays Executive Order on Immigration

posted by Randall

Muslim Ban protest in Minneapolis

Protest against Muslim ban in Minneapolis. Photo by Fibbonaci Blue


 
By Ed Diokno
 
President Donald Trump’s attempt to restrict Muslims from coming to the U.S. received a setback late Friday when a U.S. District Court judge in Seattle granted a temporary restraining order against the executive order.

 
“The Constitution prevailed today,” said … Read more

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