Racism on the rise in India

NEW DELHI – L Khino, 27, vividly remembers Christmas Eve at the Indian capital’s famed Connaught Place shopping hub four years ago: the blinking lights, the buzzing crowd, the winter chill – and the salty taste of her tears.  Khino had just arrived in New Delhi from her home in India’s northeastern state of Manipur. “I was so excited. But suddenly a group of men surrounded me. ‘How much do you charge for a night?’ they asked. I yelled, ‘Get away,’ but they pinched my cheek and touched my back,” she tells IPS.  Others giggled, some laughed aloud. A few … Continue reading Racism on the rise in India

Confronting Racism among American Muslims

  By Imam Dawud Walid Intra-Muslim racism is an issue often swept under the rug in the American Muslim community. Some of its manifestations are overt while its varying expressions tend to be more subtle. In order for us to be the community, which Allah (swt) describes as “the best nation brought forth from humankind (Quran 3:110),” we must put forth the same, if not more, intellectual and socialenergy in confronting intra-Muslim racism as we do when confronting Islamophobia. A hurtful symptom of the disease of racism among us is seen in the derogatory terms that are used by many Muslims to describe … Continue reading Confronting Racism among American Muslims