Stories tagged: islam
Mon., Jan. 13, 2020
Faith and Values: For open minds, Spokane is home to a diverse religious tradition that should be celebrated
In my time on the religion beat, I’ve been able to cover groups and events that have confirmed that gut feeling I had growing up, the one that said
UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 3, 2019
Aneela Azfali and the Rev. Terry Kyllo will bring their interfaith message to Gonzaga’s Jepson Center auditorium as part of their “Fear Over Faith Roadshow,” which aims to dispel misconceptions …
UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 19, 2019
The Trump administration is threatening to cut grant funding to a Middle East studies program run by the University of North Carolina and Duke University.
UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 2, 2019
Saudi Arabia on Friday published new laws that loosen restrictions on women by allowing all citizens – women and men alike – to apply for a passport and travel freely, …
Mon., June 17, 2019
A Facebook meme I received about the growing population of Muslims in the U.S. reinforces a valuable lesson about the importance of engaging with each other.
UPDATED: Fri., March 22, 2019
It wasn’t just members of the Islamic religion who listened to prayer and a memorial service Friday night in Spokane, as individuals from a range of backgrounds gathered to honor …
Sat., Jan. 5, 2019
Pullman resident Mohammed Riajul Islam says serving the needy is an essential part of living the Muslim faith.
Sat., Aug. 18, 2018
Saudi Arabia is preparing to host the annual hajj pilgrimage beginning Sunday, as over 2 million Muslim faithful are ready to take part in the ultraconservative kingdom.
Thu., Aug. 17, 2017
Sen. Pauline Hanson, one of Australia’s most acerbic politicians, made yet another long speech about Islam.
UPDATED: Sat., July 22, 2017
A German girl who ran away from home after converting to Islam has been found as Iraqi forces liberated the northern city of Mosul from Islamic State extremists, German and …
UPDATED: Sat., June 10, 2017
Demonstrators at small but raucous gatherings around the country Saturday raised the specter that extremist interpretations of Islamic law might somehow spread across the U.S., but many of the rallies …
UPDATED: Sun., April 30, 2017
German Chancellor Angela Merkel arrived on Sunday in Saudi Arabia, where she is expected to press royals on a number of sensitive issues, including taking in refugees, while also boosting …
Mon., March 27, 2017
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
A woman is facing charges after authorities say she threatened to bomb a South Florida mosque.
Wed., June 15, 2016
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
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
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
A church in Hood River is being criticized for displaying anti-Islamic messages on its reader board.
Tue., May 10, 2016
“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
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
If one could pigeon-hole a religion by merely reading its holy works, why are there so many denominations that spring from the Bible?