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Conviction Applauded in Bias Motivated Attempted Murder

posted by Randall

Anthony SawinaA Muslim watchdog group this morning applauded the conviction of a Minnesota man for the bias-motivated attempted murder of five Muslim men.

Anthony Sawina, 26, was convicted of attempted murder and assault for shooting at the men last summer, reported the Star-Tribune.

“We appreciate the jury’s understanding of the egregious harm done by Mr. … Read more

Indian American/ South Asian American

Muslim American Flight Attendant Sues American for Harassment

posted by Randall

 

By Lasse Fuss

A Muslim American flight attendant is suing American Airlines after accusing co-workers of calling him a terrorist.

NJ.com reports Pakistani American Farkhan Mahmood Shah alleges the airline failed to stop the religious and ethnic harassment despite first reporting it in 2008.

Shah said he began noticing erroneous reports of tardiness and … Read more

South Asian American

First Muslim Judge in U.S. Found Dead in River. Suicide Suspected

posted by Randall

Sheila Abdus-SalaamNew York Police pulled the body of the country’s first Muslim judge out of the Hudson River Wednesday, reports PBS.

According to police sources who spoke to the New York Post, Justice Sheila Abdus-Salaam committed suicide after a battle with depression.

She became the first Black woman to serve in the New York … Read more

Campus

Apr 5, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on Muslim American Student Gets into Stanford after Unique Answer about #BlackLivesMatter

Muslim American Student Gets into Stanford after Unique Answer about #BlackLivesMatter

posted by Randall
Ziad Ahmed

Ziad Ahmed speaks at Princeton University in February (via Twitter)

In a school that only accepts one out of every 20 applicants, it takes a lot to stand out.

Ziad Ahmed found a way.

Ahmed, a self described activist, says he was stunned to get his admissions letter to Stanford University, especially after his seemingly … Read more

Indian American/ South Asian American

Apr 3, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on Sikh Man Verbally Assaulted at NBA Game

Sikh Man Verbally Assaulted at NBA Game

posted by Randall

Thank San Antonio SpursIt was a moment to celebrate, a moment for fans of the San Antonio Spurs to celebrate as one.

The Spurs had just defeated the reigning NBA champs, Lebron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers, 103-74.

Simran Jeet Singh, a Spurs season ticket holder was among those fans streaming out of the Arena in a … Read more

Indian American/ South Asian American

Mar 21, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on US Bans Electronic Devices On Planes From several Middle Eastern Countries

US Bans Electronic Devices On Planes From several Middle Eastern Countries

posted by Adhiti Bandlamudi

Royal Jordanian Airlines tweeted on Monday, March 20th, that they have banned all electronic devices from carry-on luggage on flights from 13 countries. The airline claimed to have received the directive from US officials.

The post stated the ban would go into affect on Tuesday, March 21st and would prohibit … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Mar 20, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on Hijab Wearing Basketball Player Banned from Playoff Game

Hijab Wearing Basketball Player Banned from Playoff Game

posted by Randall
Je'Nan Hayes

Je’Nan Hayes

A Muslim girl who had played in 24 straight games for her varsity basketball team was forced to sit out the regional title playoff game because she wears a hijab.

CNN reported that the coach of Watkins Mill High School in Gaithersburg, Maryland  was told by the referee prior to the game that … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Mar 18, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on Heroes Among Us: Tracey Tong Defends Muslims from Verbal Attack

Heroes Among Us: Tracey Tong Defends Muslims from Verbal Attack

posted by Randall
Tracey Tong

Tracey Tong defended a Muslim couple from a verbal attack. She didn’t know she was being taped.

By Ed Diokno
Views from the Edge

 

What would you do when faced with an act of bigotry?

With all the crazies carrying concealed weapons, would you turn away? Walk away? Or would you dare to get

Read more

Indian American/ South Asian American

Mar 11, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on South Asians Rally Against Hate Crimes. Sketch of Shooting Suspect Released

South Asians Rally Against Hate Crimes. Sketch of Shooting Suspect Released

posted by Randall

Sikh shooting suspect WashingtonPolice in Kent, Washington have released a sketch of a suspect in the shooting of a Sikh man in his driveway.

The victim says the man shouted “go back to your own country” before shooting him.

He is one of four South Asians who have been shot in the past month and who prompted dozens … Read more

Asian Americans

Mar 6, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on Muslim Students Asked “Do you beat your wife?” by Oklahoma Lawmaker

Muslim Students Asked “Do you beat your wife?” by Oklahoma Lawmaker

posted by Brittney Le
State Rep John Bennett

State Rep John Bennett

Three Muslim students tried to visit Oklahoma lawmaker John Bennett on Thursday at the State Capitol when they were handed a questionnaire at his office to fill out, which included the question “The Koran, the sunna of Mohammed and Sharia Law of all schools say that the husband can beat his … Read more

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