The title of Muslim Day at the Capitol this year says a lot: Action Trumps Fear. More than 700 people are expected to turn out for the sixth annual event hosted by the California chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations. Organizers expect higher engagement within the Muslim community than past years largely due to [...]
For Ana Draa, a Trump protester, the most shocking part of her coming to the aid of a fallen Trump supporter, was that others were shocked. Draa, a 53-year-old stay-at-home mom and self-described passionate advocate for women’s reproductive rights, joined a pack of protesters and supporters outside the Wisconsin manufacturing company where President Trump spoke [...]
Donald Trump tells NBC News in November 2015 that if elected president, he would implement a system to track Muslims in the country. ‘There should be a lot of systems, beyond databases,’ he tells NBC at a campaign event in Iowa, saying such policies would help America to crack down on illegal immigrants. Asked how [...]
The Texas A&M Student Government Association (SGA) and Muslim Student Association (MSA) presented the “Muslim Americans in the Trump Era” panel to address challenges faced by Muslim Americans today. Read the full article Here.
At the height of the nation’s hysteria about Japanese-Americans after the Pearl Harbor attack, Colorado Gov. Ralph Carr stood up to those threatening violence against people interned at the state’s concentration camp on the Eastern Plains. Read full article Here.
In pre-emptive strike against Trump, Colorado House tries to block state from cooperating with a Muslim registry
In its most forceful action yet aimed at the Trump administration, Colorado House Democrats on Wednesday gave preliminary approval to a measure barring state and local governments in Colorado from cooperating with the federal government on any efforts deemed “discriminatory and unconstitutional.” But they did so over the spirited — and drawn out — objections of Republicans who [...]
On internment camps, Muslim registries, Colorado Democrats are invoking a famous Colorado Republican
Democrats in the state legislature want to make it illegal for Colorado to assist with the creation of a Muslim registry, internment camps or any other efforts to identify and detain people based on race, ethnicity, national origin or immigration status. The first question that comes to mind is whether this is a symbolic act [...]