Tag: Muslim Americans

Minorities Air Post-election Fears at Long Island Forum

The event, the first of many to come, was in response to accusations that candidate Trump trafficked in hate, misogyny, and Islamophobia to drudge up support from people distrustful or fearful of immigrants.

Trump Team Considering Resurrecting Ineffective & Discredited Bush-Era Muslim Registry

The National Security Entry-Exit Registration System "targeted foreign nationals from 25 countries based on religion, ethnicity, and national origin, NSEERS was a discriminatory policy that ran counter to the fundamental American values of fairness and equal protection. Rescinding the regulatory framework of the program will ensure that our nation does not target communities based on national origin and faith."

FBI: Anti-Muslim Hate Crimes Skyrocketed Last Year

In releasing its report, the FBI highlighted the arrest of a Florida man who later pleaded guilty to threatening to firebomb a Florida mosque and shoot its congregants. "I don’t care if they’re [expletive] two years old or a hundred," he said in a voicemail message left with the mosque.

The Trump Effect: With Thousands Newly Registered, Muslims Ready to Vote

With the vitriolic presidential election careening toward a welcomed end, Long Island Muslims interviewed over the course of the final weeks of the race say they’re motivated, perhaps more than ever, to flock to the polls.

Study Highlights Election-Year Islamophobia’s Negative Impact On Muslims

Among the more alarming of the study's findings: 50 percent of respondents said they feel unsafe, nearly two-thirds reported experiencing discrimination in the past year, and perhaps most noteworthy, 93 percent reported that election-year Islamophobia had “some to extreme” negative impact on theirs and their family's lives.

Muslim American Women Speak Out Against Stereotypes

The role of Muslim Americans—and Muslim American women, in particular—in American culture took center stage last week after Trump questioned why Ghazala Khan, the mother of a U.S. soldier who died in Iraq in 2004, had remained silent as her husband, Khizr Khan, spoke passionately onstage at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia.

Cops: Suspects Shouted Anti-Muslim Slurs & Threatened To Kill Gas Station...

According to police, the two suspects—a man and a woman—grew angry after they were denied “slushies” because the gas station wasn’t able to make the frozen beverages at that time. They became more enraged when a store clerk denied their use of an electronic food stamps card to purchase several other unidentified items.

Thousands of L.I. Muslims Celebrate Eid Holiday Amid Escalating Attacks

Hundreds have died in the last month in predominantly Muslim countries: 41 at an airport in Turkey, 250 in Iraq, 20 at a cafe in Bangladesh. It's all come during what’s considered one of the holiest of Islamic holidays. Additionally, all the bloodshed and loss of life came during what’s considered one of the holiest of Islamic holidays: Ramadan.

Report: Huge Spike in Mosque Attacks Last Year

For many Muslims, with each attack, whether its in American communities like or Orlando or a European metropolis like Paris, comes yet another wave of anti-Islam rhetoric. Then there’s Donald Trump.

After Orlando Attack, L.I. Muslims Feel They’re ‘Back To Square One’

Obama isn’t the only president to refuse to dub terrorists who identify as Muslim “radical Islamist.” George W. Bush made it a priority not to conflate Islam with terror for the majority of his presidency. Six days after 9/11, Bush stood outside a mosque in Washington, D.C. and proclaimed, “Islam is peace.”
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