Thursday 23rd February 2017,

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Campus

Anti-Muslim and Immigrant Flyers Posted at University of Texas

posted by Randall

Vanguard TexasA town hall meeting has been called by the chancellor of the University of Texas after anti-Muslim and anti-immigrant flyers were found on campus, reports The Statesman.
 
The flyers proclaimed “imagine a Muslim-free America” and “A notice to all citizens of the United States of America, it is your civic duty to report … Read more

Blogs

Jeff Sessions Confirmation as Attorney General Angers AAPI Leaders

posted by Randall
Jeff Sessions confirmed

Sen. Jeff Sessions at his hearings of the Senate Judiciary Committee.

By Ed Diokno
Views from the Edge

The confirmation of Jeff Sessions Feb. 9 as U.S. Attorney General, despite a long record of racism and acts against immigration reform and voting rights,  sparked heated reactions from Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders who fought against … Read more

Indian American/ South Asian American

Texas Town Comes to Aid of Mosque that was Destroyed by Fire

posted by Randall
Mosque in Texas Burns Down

Mosque in Texas Burns Down

By Ed Diokno

Victoria, Texas, has stepped up to aid the town’s Muslim community after their mosque was destroyed in a fire last weekend, hours after Trump signed his executive order restricting immigration of Muslims.

“Our hearts are filled with gratitude for the tremendous support ,” wrote campaign organizer … Read more

Indian American/ South Asian American

Kim Kardashian and Pope Francis Agree: Trump’s Muslim policy is Bad

posted by Randall
Kim Kardashian and Pope Francis

It is not often you mention Pope Francis and Kim Kardashian in the same sentence.

By Ed Diokno

Uh, oh! Now Donald Trump is in deep doo-doo. Not only did his executive order for a temporary ban from seven countries that are predominantly Muslim get panned by Pope Francis, he’s also incurred the wrath of … Read more

Indian American/ South Asian American

Texas Mosque burned down

posted by Randall
 
Mosque in Texas Burns Down

Mosque in Texas Burns Down

By Ed Diokno

 

So it begins.

 
Hours after President Trump signed an Executive Order banning refugees from seven Mid-East countries that are predominantly Muslim, a mosque in Victoria, Texas was burned to the ground.

 

Flames engulfed the Islamic Center of Victoria, destroying the building in the predawn

Read more

Asian Americans

100 AAPI Organizations Sign Letter of Resistance vs. Trump

posted by Randall
Women's March in Oakland3

Filipino Americans joined the Women’s March in Oakland, California last Jan. 21.

By Ed Diokno

In a strange way, Donald Trump is uniting us.

The momentum from last weekend’s Women’s Marches across the country and supportive demonstrations around the world, the likes of which we haven’t seen since the anti-Vietnam demonstrations of the 60s and … Read more

Chinese American

Slightly More Religious Diversity: Hindus and Buddhists in Congress

posted by Cathy Sun
Raja Krishnamoorthi

Rep. Raja Krishnamoorthi (D-IL) and his wife Priya, a doctor, and their children Vijay and Vikram

A report by the Pew Research Center has found Congress is more Christian than the general public, despite a slight rise in Hindus, Buddists and Muslims.

Hindu representation tripled in the 115th Congress as two new Hindus recently joined … Read more

Indian American/ South Asian American

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

Community

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

Indian American/ South Asian American

Feds sue Virginia County for Blocking Mosque Construction

posted by Randall
Virginia Mosque Site

One day, Muslims hope a mosque will take the place of this building in Culpeper County, Virginia

By Ed Diokno

Finally, Muslim Americans in Culpepper County in Virginia took a major step towards having a mosque of their own, but it took the federal government’s assistance.

The Justice Department filed a lawsuit Monday (Dec. 12) … Read more

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