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Muslim Student Association asked to condemn Barcelona attack

posted by Gabi Wy
Muslim Student Association

Muslim Student Association via Facebook

The president of the San Diego University College Republicans group said he received backlash and at least one physical threat after calling on the school’s Muslim Student Association to condemn the recent terror attack in Barcelona, Spain, according to the San Diego Union-Tribune.
 
In the letter posted on … Read more

Asian Americans

Jun 22, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on Halal Tacos for Ramadan – Muslim and Latinx Communities Unite

Halal Tacos for Ramadan – Muslim and Latinx Communities Unite

posted by Sophia Whittemore

By Sophia Whittemore
AsAmNews Intern

I’m happy to say that I’ll be attending an Idul Fitri/Lebaran celebration in Chicago with my mother at a party hosted by our Indonesian community. For Indonesian Muslims, Idul Fitri is the term in Bahasa for Eid al-Fitr, or the end of the holy month of Ramadan where my mother’s … Read more

Blogs

May 22, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on Blog: Trump Neglects to Make Positive Nod to Muslims in America

Blog: Trump Neglects to Make Positive Nod to Muslims in America

posted by Len Patel
Muslims

Muslim students make up 10 percent of New York City public schools.

By Len Patel

President Trump pointedly failed to recognize the contributions of Muslims in America in his speech to leaders of 50 Muslim nations in Saudi Arabia Sunday.

Apparently making nice to Muslims around the world does not include those that live in … 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

Campus

Mar 3, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on Controversial Muslim Poster at UC San Diego Backfires

Controversial Muslim Poster at UC San Diego Backfires

posted by Randall

Muslim Incarceration Poster

This poster distributed at UC San Diego was intended to mimic the evacuation order of Japanese Americans during WWII seen to the right.


 
Incarceration orders to Japanese AmericansA poster that mirrored the evacuation order directed at Japanese Americans during World War II has sparked an uproar at the University of California, San Diego, reports NBC San Diego.
 … Read more

Indian American/ South Asian American

Dec 14, 2016 Ξ Comments Off on Feds sue Virginia County for Blocking Mosque Construction

Feds sue Virginia County for Blocking Mosque Construction

posted by Randall
Virginia Mosque Site

One day, Muslims hope a mosque will take the place of this building in Culpeper County, Virginia

By Ed Diokno

Finally, Muslim Americans in Culpepper County in Virginia took a major step towards having a mosque of their own, but it took the federal government’s assistance.

The Justice Department filed a lawsuit Monday (Dec. 12) … Read more

Indian American/ South Asian American

Nov 26, 2016 Ξ Comments Off on ABC7: Letter to San Jose Islamic Center Threatens Genocide Against Muslims

ABC7: Letter to San Jose Islamic Center Threatens Genocide Against Muslims

posted by Randall

Evergreen Islamic CenterA letter sent to a mosque in San Jose that references the election of Donald Trump says the President-elect will do to Muslims what Hitler did to the Jews, reports ABC7 News.

The letter to the Evergreen Islamic Center calls Muslims “vile and filthy people” and “children of satan.”

The center immediately notified police.… Read more

Indian American/ South Asian American

Nov 24, 2016 Ξ Comments Off on DOJ Files Suit against New Jersey Township, for Blocking Construction of Mosque

DOJ Files Suit against New Jersey Township, for Blocking Construction of Mosque

posted by Randall
New Jersey mosque

The design of the mosque is intended to blend into the neighborhood.

By Ed Diokno

The Department of Justice filed a lawsuit this week against Bernards Township, New Jersey, alleging that the township violated a federal act which protects religious groups from discrimination in zoning and other land use laws.

The Department charged the township … Read more

Chinese American

Two Asian American Churches Hit by Racist Vandals

posted by Randall

Taiwanese Christian Church

Swastikas were etched into the glass of the Canaan Taiwanese Christian Church


 
A pastor of the Canaan Taiwanese Christian Church in San Jose found swastikas etched into the glass of his community center.
 
ABC7 News reports this is one of a number of incidents that have affected the mostly Chinese congregation at the … Read more

Blogs

Jul 3, 2016 Ξ Comments Off on Blog: A Buddhist’ Experience with Ramadan

Blog: A Buddhist’ Experience with Ramadan

posted by Mandy Day

QuranBy Mandy Day
AsAmNews Staff Writer

The holy month of Ramadan ends Tuesday, concluding a month of sunrise to sunset fasting by Muslims around the world. Over the past three years, I’ve participated in the fast for one day in a quest to better understand Islam and the people who adhere to the world’s second … Read more

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