Tuesday 23rd January 2018,

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Muslim Woman Attacked in Hate Crime by Teens

posted by Randall
Souad Kirama

Souad Kirama

Teenagers in New York are accused of spitting on a 51-year-old Muslim woman, hitting her on the head and calling her a “terrorist,” reports the NY Daily News.

Souad Kirama, who is described as a Muslim community activist, says she was enjoying a cup of coffee inside a Panera Bread when she was … Read more

Campus

Muslim Girl Savagely Beaten

posted by Randall

Boca Raton Girl BeatenA father in Boca Raton, Florida says his daughter was savagely beaten because she is Muslim.

A video originally published by the father on Facebook shows a group of White girls attacking the 14 year old.

However police say they think the fight was over a boy and had nothing to do with the girl’s … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Dec 24, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on Indian Jew Feels a Bit Blue

Indian Jew Feels a Bit Blue

posted by Randall

Sonia BenjaminGrowing up in a community dominated by Hindus and Muslims can make you feel a bit blue when you’re an Indian American Jew.

Siona Benjamin,56, puts her feelings on display in an upcoming art exhibition Blue Like Me at the William Roland Gallery of Fine Art in Thousand Oaks near Los Angeles.

“Being blue is … Read more

Chinese American

Nov 23, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on Asian American Arrested in Vandalism of Muslim Mosques

Asian American Arrested in Vandalism of Muslim Mosques

posted by Randall

Moy HuA Chinese American man has been arrested in the vandalism of two New York-area mosques.

Moy Hu faces two counts of criminal mischief charges in the November 11 incident, according to CBS NY.

He is accused of smashing windows at the Beit El-Maqdis Islamic Center.

Earlier that same evening police say he was also … Read more

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

Nov 14, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on US Olympian Inspires Hijab-Wearing Barbie

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

Nov 10, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on Updated: Drill Instructor Accused of Abusing Muslim Recruits Found Guilty

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

Nov 10, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on Sesame Street is Fostering A Diverse Environment for Children

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

Nov 2, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on Muslim Indian Suing Accenture for Discrimination

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

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