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Marriott Will Not Cancel Event Held by Anti-Muslim Group

posted by Sarah Jackson

Marriott

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.

The Washington Post also reports that civil rights organization Muslim Advocates wrote a letter to the hospitality chain’s Read more

Asian Americans

Supreme Court upholds part of Trump’s Muslim ban
Sep 13, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on Supreme Court upholds part of Trump’s Muslim ban

Supreme Court upholds part of Trump’s Muslim ban

posted by Ed Diokno

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

South Asian American

Aug 18, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on Celebrating Indonesian Independence Day in the U.S. (Merdeka)

Celebrating Indonesian Independence Day in the U.S. (Merdeka)

posted by Sophia Whittemore

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

Asian Americans

Jun 20, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on Photo Series Muslims of America Aims to Show Diversity and Combat Islamaphobia

Photo Series Muslims of America Aims to Show Diversity and Combat Islamaphobia

posted by Nicole Ki

Muslims of AmericaIn light of the rise in anti-Muslim hate crimes in the past couple years, many Muslim Americans have been pushing back against Islamaphobia, including Carlos Khalil Guzman.

Muslims of America is Guzman’s  photo series about Muslim Americans to show the community’s diversity and the “beauty and truthfulness of Islam.” Each persons photo includes a description … Read more

Asian Americans

Jun 14, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on Indiana Muslim Community Denounces Controversial Billboard

Indiana Muslim Community Denounces Controversial Billboard

posted by Nicole Ki

Perfect Man Billboard
 
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

Blogs

May 22, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on Blog: Trump Neglects to Make Positive Nod to Muslims in America

Blog: Trump Neglects to Make Positive Nod to Muslims in America

posted by Len Patel
Muslims

Muslim students make up 10 percent of New York City public schools.

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

Bad Ass Asians

Apr 2, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on Japanese Americans Stand in Solidarity with Muslim Americans, Speak Out against Discrimination and Incarceration Camps

Japanese Americans Stand in Solidarity with Muslim Americans, Speak Out against Discrimination and Incarceration Camps

posted by Takuma Okada
Islamphobia protest sign

Photo from New American Media

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

Indian American/ South Asian American

Jul 22, 2016 Ξ Comments Off on Arab American News: Indian American Beaten after Attacker Screams “Isis”. President Obama Speaks Out

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

Community Issues

Jul 19, 2015 Ξ Comments Off on Muslim Community Responds to Knoxville Shooting

Muslim Community Responds to Knoxville Shooting

posted by Randall

Chattanooga Shooting

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

Community Issues

Jul 16, 2015 Ξ Comments Off on The Daily Beast: Muslim Americans divided on Iran nuclear deal

The Daily Beast: Muslim Americans divided on Iran nuclear deal

posted by Elizabeth Kim
President Obama hears about Iran Nuclear Deal

President Barack Obama talks with national security staff in the Oval Office after being notified of the nuclear agreement with Iran. From left, Chief of Staff Denis McDonough; Jeffrey Prescott, NSC Senior Director for Iran, Iraq, Syria, and the Gulf States; National Security Advisor Susan E. Rice; Avril Haines, Deputy National Security Advisor for Counterterrorism

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