Friday 24th March 2017,

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Indian American/ South Asian American

Protest Forces Amazon Canada to Remove Lord Ganesh Underwear, but No Apology

posted by Randall

Hindu Underwear

Imagine the uproar that would erupt if Walmart sold underwear with the image of Jesus Christ on them.

That’s what happened when word leaked out that Amazon Canada was selling underwear with the Hindu deity Lord Ganesha on the hip.

The next day the online retailer removed “Women’s Ganesh Ganesa Ganapati 4 White Hipsters” from … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Amazon Stops Selling Doormats Featuring Hindu Deities

posted by Randall
Lord Ganesh

Lord Ganesh

Amazon has quietly removed some 60 doormats for sale featuring Hindu deities, temples and saints following an outcry from Hindu leaders in the United States.

The images people would have been wiping their feet on included the Hindu deities Shiva, Vishnu, Keishna, Ganesha, Venkateswara, Saraswati, Murugan, Durga-Hanuman, and Padmanabha.

Rajan Zed, president of … Read more

Asian Americans

Why Asians Felt a Kinship to the Late Muhammad Ali

posted by Louis Chan
Muhammed Ali v Joe Frazier in the Thrilla in Manila in 1975

Muhammed Ali v Joe Frazier in the Thrilla in Manila in 1975

By Louis Chan
AsAmNews National Correspondent

From the classic Thrilla in Manila in 1975 to his visit to South Korea to his worldwide charisma and courage to stand up in opposition to the Vietnam War and oppression of the underclass, Muhammad Ali, 74, … Read more

Community Issues

Muslim Who Posts Anti-Hindu Signs at His Dairy Queen May Sell Franchise

posted by Louis Chan

Dairy Queen anti-Hindu signsBy Louis Chan
AsAmNews National Correspondent

A Dairy Queen owner who posted anti-Hindu signs at his fast food outlet may be finalizing the sale of his store.

The signs have apparently been up for months at the Dairy Queen in Kemah, 30 miles southeast of Houston, but the franchise only recently came under intense attention … Read more

Community Issues

Suspect Arrested in Mosque Fire in California. Temple Moves Forward Despite Gun Fire in North Carolina

posted by Randall
Carl James Dial

Carl James Dial

Police arrested a California man Saturday for a fire at a mosque in Coachella in Southern California, reports CNN.

Carl James Dial Jr., 23, is being held on $150,000 bail on suspicion of arson, a hate crime and felony burglary.

About five people were praying inside the  Islamic Society of Coachella Valley … Read more

Community Issues

WABC: Police Seek Man Who Burned Hindu Flags in Queens

posted by Randall

Hindu flags burned

Neighbors say they fear for their safety after an unidentified man burned some 40 religious Hindu flags in front of homes in Queens, reports WABC.

Police released dark and grainy video of the incident and hope somebody may be able to identify him.

It happened at around 1 a.m. Thanksgiving morning.

The incident has drawn … Read more

Community Issues

Hindus Demand Apology from Conan Over Depiction of Goddess as Sex Object

posted by Randall

KaliImagine if you are a Christian and an image of Jesus Christ was used in a joke about sex.

That’s how Hindus say they felt when Conan O’Brien used the image of the goddess Kali in a skit about having sex using a time bone machine.

According to Rajan Zed, president of the Universal Society … Read more

Community Issues

Urban Outfitters stops sale of bed cover after protest from Hindus

posted by Randall

Urban Outfitter Lord Ganesha duvet cover Urban Outfitters quietly removed the sale of a bed cover from its website this weekend following demands from the Hindu American community.

Twelve days ago the president of the Universal Society of Hinduism said the image of Lord Ganesha is meant to be worshiped, and not used as a commercial image. Rajan Zed also demanded … Read more

Community Issues

India West: Indian Americans demand apology from Urban Outfitters

posted by Theodore Tae

GaneshaA group of Indian American Hindus are urging Urban Outfitters to recall a Lord Ganesha duvet cover from store shelves immediately, reports India West.

In a July 1 statement, president of the Universal Society of Hinduism Rajan Zed said Ganesha is a Hindu deity whose image is meant to be worshiped in temples or shrines, … Read more


DNA: NY looks at declaring Lunar New Year a holiday, New Jersey township rejects Diwali holiday

posted by Randall

Chinese New YearAs America becomes more diverse, many areas are looking at recognizing certain religious and cultural celebrations as holidays. (photo by tiseb)

A proposal in New York would do just that, according to DNA

State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver is co-sponsoring a bill that would allow individual schools and school districts to shut down during … Read more


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