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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


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

Indian American/ South Asian American

Sacramento Bee: President Obama Urged to Dismantle Bush Era Muslim Registry

posted by Randall

Muslim AmericansThere’s been a lot of publicity surrounding President-elect Trump’s statements during the election supporting the establishment of a Muslim database.
Trump, as he has with many of his campaign promises, has since backpedaled and denied he wants to track anyone based on their religion. That statement, however, doesn’t rule out Muslim registration.
The … Read more

Indian American/ South Asian American

NAACP Speaks Out Against Spike in Hate Crimes Against Muslims & Blacks

posted by Randall

SwastikaThe NAACP is condemning the recent spike in hate crimes against Muslims and Blacks following the election of Donald Trump.

In Minneola, east of New York City, racist sidewalk graffiti directed at Blacks and Muslims was found on the sidewalk.

The graffiti included swastikas and the statement “Make America White again.”

“The slogan “Make American … Read more

Indian American/ South Asian American

Minnesota Man Pleads Guilty to Threatening Islamic Center

posted by Randall

Anti-Muslim Graffiti

The FBI reports a spike in anti-Muslim hate crimes.

By Ed Diokno
A Minneapolis man has pleaded guilty to a federal hate crime for writing and mailing a threatening letter to an Islamic Center. Daniel George Fisher, 57, was charged with obstructing, by threat of force, the free exercise of religious beliefs.
According … Read more

Indian American/ South Asian American

ABC7: Letter to San Jose Islamic Center Threatens Genocide Against Muslims

posted by Randall

Evergreen Islamic CenterA letter sent to a mosque in San Jose that references the election of Donald Trump says the President-elect will do to Muslims what Hitler did to the Jews, reports ABC7 News.

The letter to the Evergreen Islamic Center calls Muslims “vile and filthy people” and “children of satan.”

The center immediately notified police.… Read more

Bad Ass Asians

President Nominates First Muslim American Judge

posted by Randall
Abid Riaz Qureshi

Abid Riaz Qureshi

By Ed Diokno

For the first time, an American Muslim has been nominated to the federal bench.

President Barack Obama on Wednesday (Sept. 7) nominated Abid Riaz Qureshi to be a federal judge for the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. If appointed, Qureshi would be America’s first Muslim American … Read more


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