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Community Issues

Connecticut School Cancels Muslim Speaker Due To Community Rage

posted by Tanvi Wattal

Bristol School SystemA middle school teacher in Bristol, Connecticut had arranged for a Muslim speaker to come into her World History class to talk about Islam. However, her plans were quickly derailed by community members emailing and calling her to express their concerns, some in a threatening manner.

Superintendent Susan Moreau took the decision to shut down … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

US Olympian Inspires Hijab-Wearing Barbie

posted by Randall
Ibtihaj Muhammad

Ibtihaj Muhammad

A Barbie designed to resemble US bronze-medal winning Olympian Ibtihaj Muhammad will be released next year, Mattel announced yesterday.

She will be the first hijab-wearing Barbie in the history of the doll line just like Muhammad was the first Olympian to wear a hijab in 2016 at the Rio Olympics. Muhammad won the … Read more

Crime

Updated: Drill Instructor Accused of Abusing Muslim Recruits Found Guilty

posted by Randall
Marines

file photo

A military jury has found a drill instructor guilty of harassing and assaulting young recruits, particularly those who are Muslim.

He was sentenced Friday to 10 years in prison.

NPR reports the Marine jury found Gunnery Sgt. Joseph Felix kicked and choked dozens of recruits. Felix was specifically accused of targeting three Muslim … Read more

Asian Americans

Sesame Street is Fostering A Diverse Environment for Children

posted by Tanvi Wattal

Photo from Sesameworkshop.org via Wikimedia Commons

Given the segregated political environment over the past year, it is important to foster a youth that is accepting of diversity. Sesame Street has taken a step to do just that with its new focus on exposing viewers to a variety of cultures and ethnicities.

The Guardian reports that … Read more

Community Issues

Muslim Indian Suing Accenture for Discrimination

posted by Sarah Jackson
Accenture

By Vanray via Wikimedia Commons

Consulting firm Accenture is facing a discrimination lawsuit brought forth by a Muslim Indian employee. Mohammed  Ali claims that, despite his excellent performance at the company, he was demoted and received a lower salary and no annual bonus based on his religion and race, according to Bloomberg.

Ali adds … Read more

Campus

Aug 26, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on Muslim Student Association asked to condemn Barcelona attack

Muslim Student Association asked to condemn Barcelona attack

posted by Gabi Wy
Muslim Student Association

Muslim Student Association via Facebook

The president of the San Diego University College Republicans group said he received backlash and at least one physical threat after calling on the school’s Muslim Student Association to condemn the recent terror attack in Barcelona, Spain, according to the San Diego Union-Tribune.
 
In the letter posted on … 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

Community Issues

Jul 26, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on Sermon from California Imam Condemned as Anti-Semitic, But He Says It Was Taken Out of Context

Sermon from California Imam Condemned as Anti-Semitic, But He Says It Was Taken Out of Context

posted by Nicole Ki

Ammar ShahinAn imam’s sermon has gained widespread negative attention in the media and throughout the Muslim and Jewish communities, reports the Davis Enterprise.
 
A translation of the sermon widely shared by such alt right publications as Breitbart has lead to charges of anti-semitism, but the Islamic Center of Davis says the talk was taken … Read more

Indian American/ South Asian American

Jul 19, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on Supreme Court Paves the Way for Grandparents to Enter U.S.

Supreme Court Paves the Way for Grandparents to Enter U.S.

posted by Randall

Grandparents, aunts and uncles from six Muslim countries will be able to enter the country under the President’s travel ban, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled today.

The Washington Post reports amends the travel ban implemented by the Trump administration just a few weeks ago.

The court put on hold another lower court decision that would … Read more

Indian American/ South Asian American

Jul 15, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on Rise in ‘Bigoted Incivility’ – When Your Groceries Come With a Side of Hate

Rise in ‘Bigoted Incivility’ – When Your Groceries Come With a Side of Hate

posted by Randall

HateBy Peter Schurmann
New America Media
 
When Mohammad S. put in for a delivery with Instacart, the San Francisco company that allows users to order groceries online, the last thing he expected was that he’d become a target of hate. This explains his surprise when, after appearing at his door, the delivery woman immediately … Read more

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