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Fifth Anniversary of Oak Creek Massacre Remembered

posted by Louis Chan

Sikh Temple Shooting at Oak Creek, WI

By Louis Chan
AsAmNews National Correspondent

Pardep Kaleka is looking towards tomorrow’s commemoration of the 5th anniversary of the Oak Creek Massacre at the Sikh Temple in Wisconsin with both “relentless optimism” and understandably, a “bit of somberness.”

The youth who will receive scholarships give him hope for the future, but memories of his father … 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

Bad Ass Asians

Jul 9, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on Muslim Democratic Leader Receives Threatening Emails. Hate Crime Charges Filed

Muslim Democratic Leader Receives Threatening Emails. Hate Crime Charges Filed

posted by Randall
Faisal Gill

Faisal Gill

Back in March Faisal Gill made news, becoming the first Muslim to lead a state political party.

In May the chair of the Vermont Democratic Party received three threatening emails within a one week period.

Now Vermont Public Radio reports hate crime charges have been filed against the man who allegedly sent those … Read more

Asian Americans

Jun 19, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on What We Can Learn from the Death of Vincent Chin 35 Years Later

What We Can Learn from the Death of Vincent Chin 35 Years Later

posted by Randall

Vincent ChinBy Logan Wilbur
Asian American Life Intern

This month marks the 35th anniversary of the brutal murder of Detroit resident, and Chinese American, Vincent Chin.

There are many similarities in the ways communities rally together around social injustices today, as the Asian American community rallied around the death of Chin over thirty years ago.

On … Read more

Uncategorized

Jun 19, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on Teen in Virginia Murdered After Leaving Mosque

Teen in Virginia Murdered After Leaving Mosque

posted by Randall
Nabra Hassanen

The family of Nabra Hassanen says the body found in a pond in Fairfax, Virginia is that of the 17-year-old

A Virginia teen who had been observing Ramadan at a local mosque is believed to have been murdered, reports the Washington Post.

The remains of a body were found in a pond in Fairfax, and … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Jun 18, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on Man Charged with Making Death Threat to Muslim American Advocate

Man Charged with Making Death Threat to Muslim American Advocate

posted by Randall
Marvin Meyer

Marvin Meyer
Police Photo

A Chicago-area man has been charged with making death threats to a Muslim American civil rights leader, reports the Chicago Tribune.

Marvin Meyer of Oak Forest is accused of leaving a threatening phone message on the line of Sufyan Sohel, deputy director of the Council of American-Islamic Relations, Chicago.

“You … Read more

Crime

Jun 12, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on Hate Crime Charges Filed in Shooting of Indian American in Kansas Bar

Hate Crime Charges Filed in Shooting of Indian American in Kansas Bar

posted by Randall
Adam Purinton

Adam Purinton

A federal grand jury has indicted a Kansas man on hate crime charges in the killing of one man and the injuries of two others, reports the  Kansas City Star.

The indictment against Adam W. Purinton, 52, makes him eligible for the death penalty.

Witnesses say Purinton harassed two Indian American bar … Read more

Indian American/ South Asian American

May 28, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on Victims in Portland Stabbing Called Heroes. Suspect Is a Known Nazi Sympathizer

Victims in Portland Stabbing Called Heroes. Suspect Is a Known Nazi Sympathizer

posted by Randall

Vigil for Portland hate crime victims

Two men fatally stabbed and another injured who tried to protect two teenage girls from a known White supremacist in Portland, Oregon are being hailed as heroes nationwide by Asian Americans.

According to Oregon Live the girls, described by one of their mothers as Black and a Muslim wearing a hijab, were on a commuter … Read more

Asian Americans

May 24, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on Asian Man Subjected to Racial Insults before Perpetrators Beat Him

Asian Man Subjected to Racial Insults before Perpetrators Beat Him

posted by Louis Chan

OC Night Market incident
 
By Louis Chan
AsAmNews National Correspondent

 
This is freaking crazy.
 
How does a disagreement over line jumping turn into racial insults and an assault that sends an Asian man into the hospital?
 
It happened at the OC Night Market in Costa Mesa, California just this past Sunday.
 
J Kuva Huyn, … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

May 19, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on Victim of Hate Crime Sends Message of Love to Attackers

Victim of Hate Crime Sends Message of Love to Attackers

posted by Randall

Mann Singh Khalsa

Mann Singh Khalsa after his attack (Sikh Coalition photo)

A Sikh man whose hair was cut off as he was beaten and stabbed by two Texas men gave an incredibly positive message during the sentencing Thursday in Martinez, California reports the East Bay Times.
 
Maan Singh Khalsa, 41, of Richmond, stood there without … Read more

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