ACT for America, a group considered anti-Muslim by the Southern Poverty Law Center, will be allowed to hold its annual two-day conference at the Marriott Crystal Gateway on October 2-3, according to The New York Times.
By Ed Diokno
Views From the Edge
THE U.S. SUPREME COURT clarified what it meant when it said yesterday (Sept. 12) refugees with a “bona fide relationship” can still enter the country.
A lower court’s wider definition that included in-laws and grandparents was rejected in a decision seen as a victory for Trump’s Muslim travel … Read more
By Sophia Whittemore
AsAmNews Staff Writer
On August 17, 1945, Indonesia declared its independence from the brutal 300 years of colonization by the Netherlands.
And now, it’s time to celebrate.
I attended a local Indonesian Merdeka celebration (we usually go once a year if traffic/weather permits). And the atmosphere is beautiful, as always. My mother … Read more
A large billboard with the headline “The Perfect Man” stands along one of Indianapolis’s major highways and raises concerns in the local Muslim community who consider the billboard an attack on the Prophet Mohammed.
The billboard includes a six point checklist that reads “Married 6 year old,” “Slave owner & dealer,” and “Beheaded … Read more
By Len Patel
President Trump pointedly failed to recognize the contributions of Muslims in America in his speech to leaders of 50 Muslim nations in Saudi Arabia Sunday.
Apparently making nice to Muslims around the world does not include those that live in … Read more
Members of the Japanese American community are organizing against President Donald Trump’s Muslim ban .
Jo Ann Ota Fujioka, Ph.D, is a survivor of the incarceration camps and lives in Denver, CO, where Governor Ralph Carr was the only state governor to oppose Executive Order 9066, the policy that called … Read more
An 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
The recent killing of five military personnel in Chattanooga, TN by Mohammad Youssuf Abdulazeez has bought a renewed sense of urgency in the Muslim American community.
The FBI has not drawn any conclusion about any motive for Abdulazeez’ action. He himself was shot and killed by authorities.
“We have to speak out against extremism, also … Read more