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Hindus, Muslims and Sikhs are targets of violence: Barack Obama

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Thursday, 1 May 2014, danindia.com

US President Barack Obama has acknowledged that even today a number of people from the South Asian origin — particularly those from Hindu, Muslim and Sikh communities — are becoming victims of hate crimes in America.

US President Barack Obama has acknowledged that even today a number of people from the South Asian origin — particularly those from Hindu, Muslim and Sikh communities — are becoming victims of hate crimes in America.

“Even today, South Asian Americans, especially those who are Muslim, Hindu and Sikh, are targets of suspicion and violence,” Obama said in a presidential proclamation that recognised the contribution of Asian-Americans in the socio-political and economic milieu of the country.

“Like America itself, the AAPI (Asian American and Pacific Islander) community draws strength from the diversity of its many distinct cultures – each with vibrant histories and unique perspectives to bring to our national life,” Obama said.

“Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders have helped build, defend and strengthen our Nation – as farm workers and railroad laborers; as entrepreneurs and scientists; as artists, activists, and leaders of government.

They have gone beyond, embodying the soaring aspirations of the American spirit,” Obama said.

Noting that May month marks 145 years since the final spike was hammered into the transcontinental railroad, an achievement made possible by Chinese laborers, who did the majority of this backbreaking and dangerous work, Obama said this May, they will receive long-overdue recognition as they are inducted into the Labor Hall of Honor.

“Generations of Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders have helped make this country what it is today,” he said.

“Yet they have also faced a long history of injustice – from the overthrow of the Kingdom of Hawaii and its devastating impact on the history, language and culture of Native Hawaiians; to opportunity-limiting laws like the Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882 and the Immigration Act of 1924; to the internment of Japanese Americans during World War II,” he said.

Obama reiterated his determination to pass comprehensive immigration reform that would modernise the legal immigration system, create a pathway to earned citizenship for undocumented immigrants, hold employers accountable, and strengthen the border security.

He said with courage, grit, and an abiding belief in American ideals, Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders have challenged the Nation to be better.

“Nearly 5 years ago, I re-established the White House Initiative on AAPIs. The Initiative addresses disparities in health care, education, and economic opportunity by ensuring Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders receive equal access to government programs and services,” Obama said.

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13 Comments »

  1. WWJD?

  2. Man has a firm grasp of the obvious, no?

  3. i live in a small town in the mid west in the usa , right in the area they call the Bible belt , i am italian my husband middle eastern , we told everybody here we are both Italians , italians are more tolerate , nobody knows we are muslims , in the big cities they are used to see muslim here they will not tolerate , i am afraid somebody would come vandalize our home our cars parked outside or even worse come with a gun , really the reason why we live here is because is cheaper cost of living , is quite , i would wear an ijab out here i try to exercise modesty as much i can wear a scarf over my head , today is may 5 a lot of mexicans have celebrations for a wonderfull color full holy day here i have seen right wings hate groups protesting this to , the mexican people give a big contribution to this country they give us food culture , and is it not this mixing of culture traditions that have made America great ?i love sharing with others i love to learn and we all we something to learn from one another , God willing we will move some place more tolerant some day when we can afford it in the mean while lets try to bring back America , land that i love

  4. Cue the outrage from the shrieking regressives claiming he is ‘race-baiting’ or ‘fueling tensions’.

  5. yeah because there are still people out there that believe the ‘official’ version of 9/11….it was Muslims LOL NO IT WASN’T. And they mistake the other two groups for the same because that is how ignorant they are.

  6. America, land of the free, as long as you believe the way we do. If not, you are going to be targeted for hate crimes.

  7. so are white people but Obama wont say anything about that

  8. Obama Hoax :v no one can Do Violent to Me , except I agree to receive Violence.

    Joy & Sorrow , Hell & Heaven it’s all in my Mind & my body.

    I’am not my Body , i’am not My Mind,
    but I’m the God, i’am the Live
    i who create Violence & Softness

  9. He’s probably citing the initial Hate Crime Statistics reported by the FBI, but he’s the POTUS so is probably getting the current statistics for 2014 so far.

    http://www.fbi.gov/stats-services/crimestats

  10. How Ironic, those haters always said that “Islam is religion of hatred, intolerance, and violence”

    But the only one who spreading hatred, intolerance, and violence are themselves.

  11. obama has no knowledge regarding islam…he do only know how to criticize.he’s fraud one,the biggest enemy of the muslim….

  12. here is scumbag hussein obama

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