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
More than five-thousand people attended a memorial service for three Muslim Americans murdered in what police called a parking dispute, but what others suspect to be a hate crime, reports VOA.
Many of those in attendance are still trying to make sense of it all.
“This is abnormal,” said Sirageldin Osman. “… We never … Read more
The hashtag #MuslimLivesMatter is trending everywhere on Twitter this morning as concern is being amplified about media coverage of the murders of three Muslim Americans in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.
More than a thousand students, faculty members and concerned residents showed up at a candlelight vigil in the campus community for the three victims– newlyweds … Read more
A man in Chapel Hill, North Carolina has been charged in the murders of three Muslim students, reports the News Observer. Some, however, are expressing concern about the absence of a media frenzy surrounding this news.
Craig Stephen Hicks, 46, is accused of shooting Deah Shaddy Barakat, 23, and his wife Yusor Abu-Salha, 21, … Read more
An anti-terrorist training program scheduled for next week in Arizona’s Maricopa County is being criticized for preaching hate, reports the Arizona Central.
The session is titled Understanding the Threat and will be taught by a controversial former FBI agent, John Guandolo.
“He’s got a hateful message,” said Dan Pochoda , legal director of the … Read more
The Washington Post is reporting that the Virginia GOP Treasurer has offered to resign following an offensive Facebook post about Muslim Americans.
Treasurer Bob FitzSimmonds ridiculed President Obama’s remarks praising the Muslim American community for helping to build “the very fabric of our nation and strengthening the core of our democracy.”
Two sources described as … Read more
A Democratic Senator is urging Republican leaders in Virginia to insist on the resignation of GOP Treasurer Bob Fitzsimmonds after bigoted remarks he made about Muslim Americans, reports
Fitzsimmonds posted the following on Facebook after President Obama praised the Muslim American community for their many contributions to society.
The American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee lead a boycott Monday night of an annual White House Iftar dinner marking the end of Ramadan, reports the Washington Post.
The ADC accused President Obama of condoning the killings of Palestinians in Gaza and spying on Muslim Americans.
“We ask that all government iftar invitees stand together on behalf … Read more