Tag: Muslims

Trump's 'Unconstitutional' Immigration Ban Defies Moral, Legal Norms

The White House has ignored democratic norms in the implementation of its Muslim-focused immigration ban, including ignoring federal court orders and instructing federal agencies, such as U.S. Customs, not to speak with members of Congress. Attorneys general from 15 states and the District of Columbia on Sunday condemned the executive…

Social Media Drives Nationwide Solidarity Over Muslim Ban

Protesters in opposition to President Donald Trump’s order to restrict people from seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the United States gathered at several major airports around the country on Saturday. Following in the footsteps of large-scale protests,suchas during Arab Spring and Black Lives Matter protests in the U.S., social media…

Nation's First Somali American Woman Lawmaker Harassed in D.C.

By Sheryl Estrada Just weeks after her win in a Minnesota House race, Ilhan Omar,the nation’s first Somali American Muslim woman legislator,said she endured the most “hateful, derogatory, Islamophobic, sexist” experience of her life. Omar was visiting Washington, D.C., this week to attend the State Innovation Exchange conference held Monday…

Muslim Leaders to Trump: 'Ensure our safety and security'

Several hundred Muslim leaders signed an open letter to President-elect Donald Trump in which they “express serious concerns” regarding some of his campaign promises as well as his anti-Muslim picks for his administration. “As our President-Elect, one of your duties is to ensure our collective safety and security,” the letter…

Trump Supporters Call for Muslim Genocide

Three mosques in California received hateful letters last week saying that President-elect Donald Trump was going to “cleanse” the United States of Muslims by doing “what Hitler did to the Jews.” The handwritten letters address “the children of Satan” and are signed “Americans for a Better Way.” “You Muslims are…

Hate Incidents Seven Times More Common in Post-Election Week

The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) released a report on Friday revealing that it has collected 701 incidents of hate in the week directly following the election, from November 9 to November 16. Also on Friday, the FBI released its annual hate crimes report, revealing that 5,818 single-bias incidents occurred…

Trump's Chief of Staff: Won't 'Rule out' a Muslim Registry

Reince Priebus, President-elect Donald Trump’s chief of staff, made numerous contradictory remarks regarding requiring Muslims to register in a national database. During an interview for “Meet the Press” Sunday, when host Chuck Todd asked if Priebus has ruled out a registry as a possibility, Priebus said that nothing was off…

Jeff Sessions Chosen as Trump's Attorney General

President-elect Donald Trump last week selected Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions as his attorney general, a decision that civil rights groups have blasted due to Sessions’ history of racism. Sessions, who was the first sitting senator to endorse Trump during his divisive campaign, is a known opponent of immigration reform as…

Michael T. Flynn Named Trump's National Security Advisor

President-elect Donald Trump has named retired Lt. Gen. Michael T. Flynn as his national security advisor. Flynn has a history of using racist rhetoric. Earlier this year Flynn tweeted, “Fear of Muslims is RATIONAL.” He also came under fire in July when he tweeted negatively about Jewish people. The retweet…