Stories tagged: islam
UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 3, 2019, 10:32 a.m.
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, 6:32 p.m.
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, 12:30 p.m.
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, 4 a.m.
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, 10:07 p.m.
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, 11:43 a.m.
Pullman resident Mohammed Riajul Islam says serving the needy is an essential part of living the Muslim faith.
Sat., Aug. 18, 2018, 9:49 a.m.
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, 8:51 a.m.
Sen. Pauline Hanson, one of Australia’s most acerbic politicians, made yet another long speech about Islam.
UPDATED: Sat., July 22, 2017, 10:45 p.m.
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, 3:25 p.m.
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, 9:50 p.m.
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, 1:19 p.m.
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.
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.
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.
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, 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A woman is facing charges after authorities say she threatened to bomb a South Florida mosque.
Wed., June 15, 2016, 5:18 p.m.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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?
Sun., April 3, 2016
Readers respond to this question: Do we need to make an exception for Muslim Americans when it comes to the principle of religious freedom?