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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.

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 profiling, a family friend said Saturday.

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 same time, police raided about 190 offices, storehouses, mosques and apartments of members and supporters.

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 Muslims “have to cooperate with law enforcement;” and the ally Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton is referring to when she talks about Muslims as a “coalition at home,” an “early-warning signal” and a “first line of defense against radicalization.”

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 and spiritual purity and circling the cube-shaped Kaaba with their palms facing upward in supplication and prayer.

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 discourse in the state, from education and training in the schools to a possible civility pledge to formation of more City Clubs around the state.

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 of any major political party.

‘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 Thursday near a damaged sign posted with the fliers.

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 been recently fleeing Western European nations hit by Islamic violence.

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?

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?

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.