Stories tagged: Islam
Mon., March 27, 2017, 1:19 p.m.
On Muslims’ agenda: Fight US proposals to ban Sharia law
A number of bills, variations of which have been around for years, don’t specifically seek to ban Islamic law, known as Sharia, even though some lawmakers concede that’s their intent. …
Mon., March 27, 2017, 8:25 a.m.
Trump asks appeals court to let travel ban take effect
President Donald Trump’s administration is asking a federal appeals court to let his travel ban go into effect while it considers the case.
Mon., March 13, 2017, 7:25 a.m.
Panel discussion addresses misconceptions of Muslims
The misconception that Islam oppresses women was among the ideas that dominated a panel discussion hosted by Palouse UPstanders on Saturday at Unitarian Universalist Church of the Palouse in Moscow.
Wed., March 8, 2017, 10:15 a.m.
Bali decides to not cover nude statues for Saudi king’s visit
Local authorities in Bali have decided to not cover up statues of Hindu deities and semi-naked women during Saudi King Salman’s visit.
UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 25, 2017, 4:24 p.m.
Muhammad Ali’s son detained at airport: ‘Are you Muslim?’
Muhammad Ali’s son, who bears the boxing great’s name, was detained by immigration officials at a Florida airport and questioned about his ancestry and religion in what amounted to unconstitutional …
Tue., Nov. 15, 2016, 7:09 a.m.
Germany bans Islamic organization, police search 190 sites
The German government announced Tuesday it had banned an Islamic group, “The true religion,” which is suspected of targeting teenagers to radicalize to fight in Syria and Iraq. At the …
Sun., Sept. 11, 2016, 7:30 a.m.
U.S. Muslim reflects on 9/11 and his lonely fight against extremism
Following 9/11, Abdul Cader has come to personify mainstream America’s idea of the “good Muslim” – the guy Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has in mind when he says American …
Sat., Sept. 10, 2016, 11:54 a.m.
Muslim pilgrims begin hajj, but this year without Iranians
Close to 2 million people from around the world began performing the first rites of the Islamic hajj pilgrimage on Saturday, which calls for entering into a state of physical …
Sun., Aug. 7, 2016, 4 a.m.
Eye on Boise: Summit eyes elevating civility in Idaho’s public discourse
The “Idaho Civility Summit” wrapped up on a positive note last week, with participants including elected officials, civic leaders and members of the press backing several moves to enhance civil …
Sat., July 2, 2016, 9:20 a.m.
Islamic group: Muslim man beaten outside Omar Mateen’s mosque
An Islamic group says a Muslim man was beaten outside the Fort Pierce Islamic Center that Orlando nightclub shooter Omar Mateen had attended.
Mon., June 20, 2016, 12:20 p.m.
Woman charged with threatening to bomb South Florida mosque
A woman is facing charges after authorities say she threatened to bomb a South Florida mosque.
Wed., June 15, 2016, 5:18 p.m.
Trump’s new Obama claims thrust him into uncharted territory
Donald Trump’s latest accusation against President Barack Obama – that he’s putting U.S. enemies ahead of America’s own people – is thrusting him into uncharted territory for the presidential candidate …
UPDATED: Tue., June 14, 2016, 9:23 p.m.
Obama dismisses Trump comments as more details emerge about Orlando killer
As federal authorities weigh whether to charge the wife of Orlando mass killer Omar Mateen, a stern President Barack Obama dismissed Donald Trump’s charge that Democrats have failed to clamp …
Wed., June 8, 2016, 9:54 p.m.
Muhammad Ali’s Muslim prayer service is Thursday, funeral procession Friday
Muslim prayers over the body of Muhammad Ali will be witnessed worldwide Thursday, offering a window into a religion many outsiders know little about, but have come to scorn.
Fri., May 13, 2016, 10:03 a.m.
Hood River church criticized for anti-Islamic sign
A church in Hood River is being criticized for displaying anti-Islamic messages on its reader board.
Tue., May 10, 2016, 12:30 p.m.
‘Ban Islam’ fliers left at proposed mosque site on West Side
“Ban Islam from America” fliers left at a proposed mosque site in northwest Washington are under investigation. The Herald reported an anonymous tip led authorities to find an American flag …
Mon., April 18, 2016, 6:02 p.m.
Organization opens center in Poland amid Jewish revival
A major Jewish organization has opened its first chapter in Poland, the most recent sign of a Jewish revival in the Central European nation that comes even as Jews have …
Sun., April 3, 2016, midnight
Gary Crooks: Look inward, Islam critics
If one could pigeon-hole a religion by merely reading its holy works, why are there so many denominations that spring from the Bible?
Sun., April 3, 2016, midnight
Views mixed on religion, rights
Readers respond to this question: Do we need to make an exception for Muslim Americans when it comes to the principle of religious freedom?
Fri., March 18, 2016, 1:27 p.m.
Idaho mulls Shariah law bill 1 year after high-profile vote
Amid growing concerns about Muslim immigration, state lawmakers Thursday advanced legislation prohibiting Shariah law or any other foreign statutes from influencing Idaho courts. But the bill’s future remains uncertain.
Wed., March 16, 2016, 11:33 a.m.
Idaho panel postpones vote on anti-Shariah law legislation
The House State Affairs Committee discussed prohibiting Shariah law Wednesday, but ultimately decided to delay voting until Thursday.
Thu., Feb. 11, 2016, 8:02 p.m.
High school speech imploring acceptance strikes a nerve
A high school senior’s call for acceptance is gaining traction online.
Wed., Feb. 10, 2016, 5:32 p.m.
Fagan questions Spokane’s signing of compassion charter
The Spokane City Council voted to sign the International Charter for Compassionate Communities this week, but not before one council member expressed concern over the charter organization’s efforts to combat …
Mon., Feb. 8, 2016, midnight
Leonard Pitts Jr.: Canadian sitcom reduced prejudice
Viewers identified with characters of “Little Mosque on the Prairie” contenting with the same day-to-day issues they do.
Thu., Jan. 14, 2016, 6:29 p.m.
Few Idaho lawmakers attend anti-Islam Statehouse talk
Fewer than 20 of Idaho’s 105 lawmakers attended a Statehouse presentation Thursday night on refugee resettlement featuring two anti-Islam speakers, as close to 100 protesters lined the hallway outside the …
Fri., Jan. 8, 2016, midnight
Crisp: Admit more, not fewer refugees
Thousands studying in the U.S. will move Islam towards modernity.
Tue., Jan. 5, 2016, 10:23 p.m.
Anti-Islam speakers set talk on refugees, invite all Idaho lawmakers
Two anti-Islam speakers have reserved the Idaho Capitol auditorium and invited every Idaho legislator to a talk on refugee resettlement during the opening week of Idaho’s legislative session. Legislative leaders …
Mon., Dec. 28, 2015, midnight
Mary Sanchez: Americans should know more about Islam
Assimilation is the best way to fight radicalization of Muslims.
Mon., Dec. 21, 2015, 11:17 p.m.
Spokane Muslims feeling tension amid national backlash
After the mass shooting in San Bernardino, California, this month was attributed to a Muslim couple, Karen Strongren’s son was afraid to go to prayer services at the Spokane Islamic …
Tue., Sept. 22, 2015, midnight
Council salute to Muslim group draws protest
The Spokane City Council stepped squarely into the middle of a national debate over Muslims in America, approving a salutation to local Muslims that recognizes their contributions to the community. …