Tuesday 21st February 2017,

Posts by Tag: Islamophobia»

Indian American/ South Asian American

YouTube Stars Claim They Were Removed from Delta Flight after Speaking Arabic

posted by Brittney Le
Adam Saleh

Adam Saleh has two million followers on You Tube

Two Muslim American YouTube stars  claimed that the captain of a Delta Airlines flight at Heathrow Airport had asked them to leave due to their use of Arabic, reports The New York Times.

Delta said they were frightening some of the British passengers on the … Read more

Community

False Reports of Hate Crimes Hurt Muslim Community

posted by Cathy Sun

When Muslim teen Yasmin Seweid was charged with falsifying her report of an alleged hate crime last Wednesday, Muslims nationally were struck by how her arrest would affect their … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Fusion: Punk Rock Band Takes on Xenophobia and Islamophobia

posted by Randall

Kominas
In a sea of White punk bands, The Kominas are a tsunami pushing to make an ocean of change.

The group has made xenophobia and Islamophobia a focal point of its songs and performances.

Lyrics like If you See Something, Say Something, cast a suspicious eye on the way society views South Asian Americans.… Read more

Blogs

Blog: Hate in Trump’s America

posted by Mandy Day

Trump Hate IncidentsBy Mandy Day
AsAmNews Staff Writer

A Muslim woman at San Diego State University is accosted, verbally abused, and has her car stolen by Trump supporters. An Asian American friend picks their child up early from school because the relentless bullying by children who support Donald Trump’s views on people of color became too much. … Read more

Indian American/ South Asian American

Arab American News: Indian American Beaten after Attacker Screams “Isis”. President Obama Speaks Out

posted by Randall

CAIRAn Indian American man in Nebraska is recovering from a broken nose, split lip and bruised calf after he says his attacker screamed “Isis (expletive), get out of my country,” reports Arab American News.

“He started punching me fast. Then I started covering my face like this. Then he gave me a punch,” Suthahar … Read more

Blogs

Blog: Trump Thinks Muslim Judge Would Be Biased Against Him

posted by Susan Chang
Donald Trump on Face the Nation

Donald Trump on Face the Nation

By Susan Chang
AsAmNews Staff Writer

In an interview with Face the Nation host John Dickerson earlier this week, presidential candidate Donald Trump added Muslims to his list of judges who he thinks would be biased against him.

It was at his rally in San Diego where Trump started … Read more

Asian Americans

Reuters: Fighting Islamophobia with Tongue-In-Cheek Ads

posted by Susan Chang

Muslims are comingDo you know what the ugly truth about Muslims is?

“Muslims have great frittata recipes”, reads one of the humorous ads for the Islamophobia-fighting documentary The Muslims Are Coming. The ads went up in New York subways on Monday, after the movie’s production company won a legal battle with the city’s Metropolitan Transit Authority, Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Aasif Mandvi to Take on Islamophobia in New Web Series Thursday

posted by Randall

Aasif MandviAasif Mandvi, best known for his role as a correspondent on The Daily Show, is about to take his unique brand of comedy to the masses through the web.

His show Halal in the Family will debut this coming Thursday.

“It is a parody web series, a parody sitcom of the all-American Muslim family,” … Read more

Asian Americans

Asian American Journalists Association Condemns Islamophobic Statements on Fox News

posted by Randall

Andrea Tantaros  The Asian American Journalists Association called out Fox News for some “inflammatory statements” made by its host Andrea Tantaros about the beheading of an American journalists.

AAJA called the killing of photojournalist James Foley “disturbing, appalling, monstrous,” but it cautioned against using a “barbaric act of a terrorist group” to “condemn and to smear an … Read more

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