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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

Bad Ass Asians

Jul 9, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on Muslim Democratic Leader Receives Threatening Emails. Hate Crime Charges Filed

Muslim Democratic Leader Receives Threatening Emails. Hate Crime Charges Filed

posted by Randall
Faisal Gill

Faisal Gill

Back in March Faisal Gill made news, becoming the first Muslim to lead a state political party.

In May the chair of the Vermont Democratic Party received three threatening emails within a one week period.

Now Vermont Public Radio reports hate crime charges have been filed against the man who allegedly sent those … Read more

Asian Americans

Jun 22, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on Halal Tacos for Ramadan – Muslim and Latinx Communities Unite

Halal Tacos for Ramadan – Muslim and Latinx Communities Unite

posted by Sophia Whittemore

By Sophia Whittemore
AsAmNews Intern

I’m happy to say that I’ll be attending an Idul Fitri/Lebaran celebration in Chicago with my mother at a party hosted by our Indonesian community. For Indonesian Muslims, Idul Fitri is the term in Bahasa for Eid al-Fitr, or the end of the holy month of Ramadan where my mother’s … Read more

Crime

Jun 21, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on Memorial for Slain Muslim Teenager Set on Fire

Memorial for Slain Muslim Teenager Set on Fire

posted by Nicole Ki

Nabra Hassanen Memorial set ablaze
 
The Washington D.C. memorial dedicated to a Muslim teenager murdered last week caught on fire early Wednesday.
 
17-year-old Nabra Hassanen was attacked and killed last Sunday on her way to a late Ramadan service. The suspect, 22-year-old Darwin Martinez Torres, chased her friends down with a bat, targeted Hassanen, and assaulted her. Her … Read more

Uncategorized

Jun 19, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on Teen in Virginia Murdered After Leaving Mosque

Teen in Virginia Murdered After Leaving Mosque

posted by Randall
Nabra Hassanen

The family of Nabra Hassanen says the body found in a pond in Fairfax, Virginia is that of the 17-year-old

A Virginia teen who had been observing Ramadan at a local mosque is believed to have been murdered, reports the Washington Post.

The remains of a body were found in a pond in Fairfax, and … Read more

Indian American/ South Asian American

Anti-Muslim Hate Speech Dominate Anti-Sharia Rallies

posted by Randall

A large pro-Trump group described by the Southern Poverty Law Center as a hate group held rallies in nearly 30 cities across the country. They were met and generally outnumbered by counter-demonstrators in many cities.

The group Act for America insists it is not anti-Muslim, but speakers in several cities at their rallies spewed hatred … Read more

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