Wednesday 18th January 2017,

Posts by Tag: Council of American Islamic Relations»

Indian American/ South Asian American

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

Community Issues

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

Bad Ass Asians

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

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

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

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

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

JACL & CAIR Demand Apology for Allegedly Racist Incident

posted by Randall

Back Alley BowlThe Florin Japanese American Citizens League (Florin JACL) and the Sacramento Valley chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-SV) are requesting an apology for the allegedly bias-motivated treatment of a group of Muslims and Japanese Americans traveling to visit the site of a World War II incarceration camp.

Members of the group of Asian … Read more


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