Monday 27th March 2017,

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Indian American/ South Asian American

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

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

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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Campus

VOA: Thousands Attend Memorial for Murdered Muslim American Family in North Carolina

posted by Randall

Chapel Hill memorialMore 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

Campus

Debate Over Media Coverage of Chapel Hill Murders Intensifies

posted by Randall

Chapel Hill Shooting VigilThe 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

Community Issues

Media Accused of Being Fairly Quiet about Murder of three Muslim Americans

posted by Randall

Craig Stephen HicksA 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

Community Issues

Az Central: Protestors Say Anti-terrorist Training in Arizona Teaches Hate

posted by Randall

John Guandolo 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

Community Issues

Washington Post: GOP Treasurer Reportedly Offers to Resign After Remarks about Muslim Americans

posted by Randall

Bob FitzSimmondsThe 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

Community Issues

WRIC: Senator Calls for GOP Treasurer to Resign After Remarks about Muslim Americans

posted by Randall

Bob Fitzsimmons 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
WRIC.

Fitzsimmonds posted the following on Facebook after President Obama praised the Muslim American community for their many contributions to society.

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Indian American/ South Asian American

Washington Post: Arab & Muslim Americans boycott White House Ramadan dinner

posted by Randall

White House Iftar Dinner 2014The 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

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