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New Report Finds 50 Percent Increase in Anti-Muslim Bias

posted by Len Patel
CAIR documents hate crime in 2016

CAIR News Conference releasing new report on anti-Muslim bias and hate crimes

By Len Patel
AsAmNews Correspondent

A new report released this morning entitled The Empowerment of Hate reveals a more than 50 percent increase in anti-Muslim bias incidents in 2016 over the previous year.

The Council on American-Islamic Relations held a news conference this … Read more

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Muslim Women Harassed while in line at Grocery Store and Bank

posted by Louis Chan

Trader Joe's Incident

By Louis Chan
AsAmNews National Correspondent

Comedian Jeremy McLellan has posted a video on his Facebook page that is anything but funny. It was one of two videos that have surfaced from two different parts of the country showing harassment of Muslims. The other incident took place in Washington state. More on that later.

The … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

May 1, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on 135 Years After the Chinese Exclusion Act, Asian Americans Say No More

135 Years After the Chinese Exclusion Act, Asian Americans Say No More

posted by Louis Chan

No More Exclusion

By Louis Chan
AsAmNews National Correspondent

135 years after the passage of the Chinese Exclusion Act, a rally will be held this Saturday in the heart of San Francisco Chinatown to say no more exclusion.

A coalition of community groups and activists has organized a Rally for Inclusion fearing what happened 135 years ago … Read more

Indian American/ South Asian American

Apr 3, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on Sikh Man Verbally Assaulted at NBA Game

Sikh Man Verbally Assaulted at NBA Game

posted by Randall

Thank San Antonio SpursIt was a moment to celebrate, a moment for fans of the San Antonio Spurs to celebrate as one.

The Spurs had just defeated the reigning NBA champs, Lebron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers, 103-74.

Simran Jeet Singh, a Spurs season ticket holder was among those fans streaming out of the Arena in a … Read more

Indian American/ South Asian American

Feb 18, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on Suspect Pleads not Guilty for Defacing Mosque Vandalism

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

Feb 10, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on Jeff Sessions Confirmation as Attorney General Angers AAPI Leaders

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

Dec 8, 2016 Ξ Comments Off on NAACP Speaks Out Against Spike in Hate Crimes Against Muslims & Blacks

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

Sep 16, 2016 Ξ Comments Off on WTHR: Indian American Hit by Vulgar Graffiti

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

Aug 29, 2016 Ξ Comments Off on Enquirer: Going from Citizen to Enemy

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

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