A 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
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
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.
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.
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
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
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
An 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
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
By 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