Tuesday 28th March 2017,

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Indian American/ South Asian American

Suspect Pleads not Guilty for Defacing Mosque Vandalism

posted by Randall

Islamic Center of DavisBy Ed Diokno
Views from the Edge

 
A woman was arrested Tuesday and charged with hate enhanced crimes for vandalizing a mosque in Davis, California and tying strips of bacon at the entrances.
 
Lauren Kirk-Coeho, 30, pleaded not guilty Feb. 17.
 

Kirk-Coehlo, was arrested Tuesday morning on suspicion of breaking six of … Read more

Blogs

Jeff Sessions Confirmation as Attorney General Angers AAPI Leaders

posted by Randall
Jeff Sessions confirmed

Sen. Jeff Sessions at his hearings of the Senate Judiciary Committee.

By Ed Diokno
Views from the Edge

The confirmation of Jeff Sessions Feb. 9 as U.S. Attorney General, despite a long record of racism and acts against immigration reform and voting rights,  sparked heated reactions from Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders who fought against … Read more

Chinese American

Signs of the Times: Making America White Again

posted by Randall
Islamphobic sign

This sign was posted in a New Mexico business. From KOB

By Ed Diokno

Ominous signs are starting to appear.

On the last day of 2016, the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, urged a New Mexico business to remove an anti-Muslim and anti-President Obama sign.

A … Read more

Indian American/ South Asian American

NAACP Speaks Out Against Spike in Hate Crimes Against Muslims & Blacks

posted by Randall

SwastikaThe NAACP is condemning the recent spike in hate crimes against Muslims and Blacks following the election of Donald Trump.

In Minneola, east of New York City, racist sidewalk graffiti directed at Blacks and Muslims was found on the sidewalk.

The graffiti included swastikas and the statement “Make America White again.”

“The slogan “Make American … Read more

Indian American/ South Asian American

WTHR: Indian American Hit by Vulgar Graffiti

posted by Randall

graffiti-in-indianaAn Indian American woman fears she’s been targeted by vulgar graffiti vandals who left lewd spray painted pictures of male private body parts on her home , reports WTHR.

Deepali Patel of Greenwood, Indiana says police dismissed the incident as a harmless high school prank, but she thinks this is much worse.

Someone spray … 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

Indian American/ South Asian American

REPORT: Political Hate Rhetoric Catalyst for the Rise in Anti-Muslim American Acts

posted by Randall
Cover page for CAIR report-Confronting fearBy Ed Diokno
Being Muslim American already carries a decent amount of baggage.,” writes actor Aziz Ansari in a New York Times oped published over the weekend. “In our culture, when people think ‘Muslim,’ the picture in their heads is not usually of the Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar or 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

Investigation reopened into Attack on Sikh Bus Driver in L.A.

posted by Randall

Balwinder Jit SinghAn investigation has been reopened in an attack on a Los Angeles bus driver who was repeatedly called a “suicide bomber” and “terrorist.”

The attack on Balwinder Jit Singh in November happened during his regular route. A passenger was charged with misdemeanor assault, but under pressure from the Sikh Coalition, the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department … Read more

Community Issues

Blog: The Meaning behind President Obama Planned Visit to a Mosque in the U.S.

posted by Louis Chan

Islamic Society of Baltimore

By Louis Chan
AsAmNews National Correspondent

Every respectable journalist in the country knows that President Obama is Christian.

Most educated voters also know that.

But facts be damned. This hasn’t stopped opponents of President Obama to spread falsehoods that he is Muslim.

According to the Washington Post, recent polls show 45 percent of Republicans … Read more

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