Wednesday 29th March 2017,

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Indian American/ South Asian American

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

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

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

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

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

Campus

Controversial Muslim Poster at UC San Diego Backfires

posted by Randall

Muslim Incarceration Poster

This poster distributed at UC San Diego was intended to mimic the evacuation order of Japanese Americans during WWII seen to the right.


 
Incarceration orders to Japanese AmericansA poster that mirrored the evacuation order directed at Japanese Americans during World War II has sparked an uproar at the University of California, San Diego, reports NBC San Diego.
 … Read more

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

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