Wednesday 22nd February 2017,

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Indian American/ South Asian American

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

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

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


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

Asian Americans

Why Asians Felt a Kinship to the Late Muhammad Ali

posted by Louis Chan
Muhammed Ali v Joe Frazier in the Thrilla in Manila in 1975

Muhammed Ali v Joe Frazier in the Thrilla in Manila in 1975

By Louis Chan
AsAmNews National Correspondent

From the classic Thrilla in Manila in 1975 to his visit to South Korea to his worldwide charisma and courage to stand up in opposition to the Vietnam War and oppression of the underclass, Muhammad Ali, 74, … Read more

Asian Americans

Washington Post: President Obama Delivers Speech Supporting Muslim Americans at US Mosque

posted by Susan Chang

President Obama

President Obama today made his “better late than never” visit to a US mosque, located at the campus of the Islamic Society of Baltimore.

According to the Washington Post , Obama began his visit with a roundtable with about a dozen Muslim leaders from around the country. Among the roundtable participants are Suzanne Barakat, a Read more

Community Issues

Daily News: Armed Anti-Muslim Man Heading to New York Prompts FBI Warning

posted by Randall
Jon Ritzheimer

Jon Ritzheimer

The New York Daily News is reporting the FBI has issued an alert by an armed man with strong anti-Islam views headed to New York.

In a recent video on his Facebook page that has since been deleted, Jon Ritzheimer said “F–k you Muslims. We’re gonna stop at virtually every mosque along the … Read more


Travels with Tony: Root for Me in Malaysia

Travels with Tony: Root for Me in Malaysia

posted by Randall


By Tony Lee
Travels with Tony


Not long after I started in the Roots program a month ago, I began to get toothaches. In the month before I left San Francisco, my dentist had filled two cavities. At the wedding in Kuala Lumpur five days ago, I met the groom’s uncle, who turned
Read more


Dallas Morning News: Gun Toting Radical Right Wing Zealots Protest Outside Islamic Center

posted by Len Patel
Islamic Center of Irving

Islamic Center of Irving

Raging politicians and their fanatic followers love to throw around the term radical Islam.

Then what do you call a group of protesters, many carrying long guns, who show up outside a place of worship to stop the “Islamization of America”?

The Dallas Morning News reports that was the scene outside … Read more


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