Tuesday 21st February 2017,

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Muslim American Olympic Medalist Says She was Detained by Customs

posted by Randall

Ibtihaj Muhammad

Ibtihaj Muhammad

Ibtihaj Muhammad won a bronze medal in the 2016 Olympics in fencing for Team USA, but apparently that wasn’t enough for officers with Immigration and Customs Enforcement who she says held her for two hours.
The first Muslim American to medal for the United States and the first to compete in a … Read more

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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


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

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Muslim Americans Faced Extra Hurdles to Voting in Swing State Michigan

posted by Louis Chan
Arab American National Museum

The Arab American National Museum is located in Dearborn, Michigan

By Louis Chan
AsAmNews National Correspondent

One of the swing states that surprisingly swung for Donald Trump in the Presidential election was Michigan where 16 electoral college votes were at stake.

It was also a state where Muslim American voters faced discrimination when trying to … Read more

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Muslim American Women Kicked Off Flight and Out of Dollar Store

posted by Louis Chan

Niala Mohammad

Niala Mohammad is seen here in a lighter moment.

By Louis Chan
AsAmNews National Correspondent

Two separate incidents this week point to the lingering hostility faced by Muslim Americans.
Journalist Niala Mohammad said she and a friend she only identified as a Muslim American federal worker, were asked to leave a delayed … Read more

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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

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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

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KABC: Muslim American Woman Escorted Out by Police after Standing Up to Trump

posted by Randall
Rose Hamid

Rose Hamid

A Muslim American woman showed a lot of spunk standing up in the middle of a boisterous rally for Donald Trump in South Carolina.

KABC reports 56-year-old Rose Hamid, wearing a t-shirt that read “salam, I come in peace” along with a yellow star that simply said “Muslim,” stood up in the crowd … Read more

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posted by Randall

BatmanBy Minnie Roh

Asian American Life


In the make believe world of comic books full of aliens, ghouls and superheroes who possess incredible powers, perhaps it’s not as crucial to have an ethnically diverse population in the mix.  But Asian American comic book writers like Amy Chu, Greg Pak and Larry Hama disagree, saying … Read more


Spartan Daily: Muslim American Students Reclaim Their Identity

posted by Jason Fong

Zain AhmedMuslim American students at San Jose State have begun to speak out and spark a campus-wide conversation on their own identity and heritage.

According to the Spartan Daily,  sociology major Zain Ahmed, feels that “society tends to give Middle Eastern people an identity as terrorists or backward zealots, particularly if they are bearded like … Read more


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