Tag: Anti-Muslim

Justice Sonia Sotomayor Slammed Decision to Uphold the Largely Muslim Travel Ban

Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor blasted her colleagues for upholding the travel ban targeting Muslims in a 5-4 vote on Tuesday. Sotomayor, an immigrant, condemned the ban as “motivated by hostility and animus toward the Muslim faith.” She additionally accused the justices of misconstruing legal precedent and supporting pain and…

Hate Groups on the Rise in U.S., with a Tripling of Anti-Muslim Groups

The number of hate groups in the United States reached near-historic highs in 2016, rising for the second straight year, with the amount of anti-Muslim hate groups tripling from 2015, according to the Southern Poverty Law Center’s (SPLC) annual Year in Hate report released Wednesday. Much of the increased hate,…

Miss Puerto Rico Fires Off Anti-Muslim Rant

Miss Puerto Rico 2015 has been suspended by the Miss Puerto Rico organization following an anti-Muslim rant last week. Destiny Velez, 20, posted the hateful messages to her Twitter account, which has since been deleted. According to the Washington Times, one of Velez’s tweets read, “If we are all the…