Columbine. Aurora. Now, Milwaukee. As a Sikh community near Milwaukee came together for prayers and community yesterday, a gunman brutally murdered 6, wounded 4, and ...

On Friday the Center for American Progress released Fear, Inc:. The Roots of the Islamophobia Network in America, profiling a small network of funders, organizations, and individuals who instigate and perpetuate Islamophobic discourse in America.  

Patriot Acts: Narratives of Post-9/11 Injustice weaves together oral histories of innocent men, women and children who were needlessly swept up in interrogations, raids, arrests, harassment, and even rendition and torture in the backlash following 9/11.  

Reposted from Unheard Voices of 9/11, which is organizing community hearings in New York City and the San Francisco Bay Area.  Details below.  Muslims, Sikhs, South Asians and Arab Americans were victimized twice by 9/11 - by the attacks themselves and by backlash discrimination, profiling and violence.  The Unheard Voices project is giving these stories a chance to be heard. 

Last Friday, UC Berkeley Center for Race and Gender and the Council on American-Islamic Relations released their first-ever report on Islamophobia in the United States. The report finds that incidents of Islamophobia have had a dramatic resurgence in the United States since 2008.

Just ten days after the 9/11 terrorist attacks, a man named Mark Stroman went on a hate-fueled violent spree in Dallas, Texas, killing two men who he perceived to be of Middle Eastern descent and wounding a third.  Rais Bhuiyan was shot in the face, lost the sight in his right eye and endured years of reconstructive surgery. Now, nearly ten years later, Mark Stroman’s execution is scheduled for this July and Rais Bhuiyan is campaigning to save his attacker’s life.

At a Washington State gas station last Saturday, thirty-seven year old Jennifer Leigh Jennings pushed and kicked two Muslim women and shouted racial epithets at them.

On Friday March 4, two elderly Sikh men were shot in Elk Grove, near Sacramento, CA while taking an afternoon stroll. 

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