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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

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

Indian American/ South Asian American

Nov 26, 2016 Ξ Comments Off on Man Arrested for Hate Crime in Mall. Hate Monger Goes Off on Flight

Man Arrested for Hate Crime in Mall. Hate Monger Goes Off on Flight

posted by Louis Chan
Jeffrey Burgess

Jeffrey Burgess faces charges of assault and ethnic intimidation

By Louis Chan
AsAmNews National Correspondent

A sad scene earlier this week at a mall in Pittsburgh.

A man who police said was speaking with slurred speech, staggering and smelled of alcohol has been arrested for allegedly beating an Indian American man sitting next to him … Read more

Indian American/ South Asian American

Nov 15, 2016 Ξ Comments Off on Hate Crimes Up. Civil Rights Groups Condemn Trump Appointment of White Nationalist

Hate Crimes Up. Civil Rights Groups Condemn Trump Appointment of White Nationalist

posted by Louis Chan

Hate Crimes
 
By Louis Chan
AsAmNews National Correspondent

 
A new report from the FBI shows 21 percent of the 1263 religious hate crime victims in 2015 were Muslim.

According to ABC News, that’s an increase of 67 percent.

The news came out on one day after President-elect Donald Trump appointed Steve Bannon, editor of … Read more

Community Issues

Aug 29, 2016 Ξ Comments Off on Enquirer: Going from Citizen to Enemy

Enquirer: Going from Citizen to Enemy

posted by Randall

From Citizens to EnemyMembers of the Japanese American community joined with Muslims and Sikhs in the Cincinnati area to draw parallels between the current climate faced by South Asian Americans with that felt by Japanese Americans during World War II.

The symposium this past weekend entitled From Citizen to Enemy was sponsored by the Cincinnati chapters of the … Read more

Indian American/ South Asian American

REPORT: Political Hate Rhetoric Catalyst for the Rise in Anti-Muslim American Acts

posted by Randall
Cover page for CAIR report-Confronting fearBy Ed Diokno
Being Muslim American already carries a decent amount of baggage.,” writes actor Aziz Ansari in a New York Times oped published over the weekend. “In our culture, when people think ‘Muslim,’ the picture in their heads is not usually of the Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar or the … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

May 1, 2016 Ξ Comments Off on Japanese and Muslim Americans Wrap Up Journey to Manzanar

Japanese and Muslim Americans Wrap Up Journey to Manzanar

posted by Louis Chan

By Louis Chan
AsAmNews National Correspondent

Manzanar Pilgrimage

Carol Lin was among the ambassadors who lead the Manzanar Pilgrimage in 2015

Dozens of Japanese American and Muslim Americans are scheduled to wrap up their three day weekend pilgrimage to Manzanar today.

They are visiting the site of one of ten incarceration camps where 120,000 Japanese Americans were … Read more

Community Issues

Feb 29, 2016 Ξ Comments Off on Washington Post: Execution-style Killings Alarm Muslim Community

Washington Post: Execution-style Killings Alarm Muslim Community

posted by Randall

Ft. Wayne Murder Victims

The Council of American Islamic Relations (CAIR) is watching with special interest the investigation into the execution-style killing of three men in a predominantly Muslim community of Ft. Wayne, Indiana, reports the Washington Post.
The men have been described in various reports as Muslim, but the founder of the Darfur People’s Association described the victims … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Oct 10, 2015 Ξ Comments Off on Bill O’Reilly Eats Humble Pie, but Defends Satire

Bill O’Reilly Eats Humble Pie, but Defends Satire

posted by Randall

Bill O'Reilly

Fox News anchor Bill O’Reilly admitted to factual errors in a piece that aired on O’Reilly Factor Thursday night, but remained firm in his defense of the feature as satire.

In the segment called Watters World, correspondent Jesse Watters traveled to Dearborn, Michigan where the population is about 50 percent Arab, many of them … Read more

Community Issues

Jul 22, 2015 Ξ Comments Off on CAIR Calls Internment Proposals “Reckless”

CAIR Calls Internment Proposals “Reckless”

posted by Randall

Incarceration orders to Japanese Americans

The Council of American Islamic Relations is urging national religious and political leaders to repudiate proposals to restrict immigration of people from Muslim-majority countries and to put self-radicalized Americans in internment camps.

The plans came from Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY), former NATO Commander Gen. Wesley Clark and Christian evangelist and missionary Franklin Graham.

According to … Read more

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