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UPDATED: Wed., June 12, 2019, 4:31 p.m.

3 life sentences without parole for man who killed 3 Muslims

A North Carolina man has pleaded guilty to killing 3 Muslim university students and gets life without parole; cellphone video of shooting shown in court as some weep and one …


UPDATED: Fri., March 22, 2019, 10:07 p.m.

Islamic Center receives overwhelming support following New Zealand terrorist attack

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 …


UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 26, 2019, 10:29 p.m.

Bombs target cathedral in south Philippines; at least 21 dead

Two bombs exploded outside a Roman Catholic cathedral on a southern Philippine island where Muslim militants are active, killing at least 21 people and wounding more than 70 during a …


‘It is our duty to give them food’: Pullman Islamic Association joins in feeding the hungry

Pullman resident Mohammed Riajul Islam says serving the needy is an essential part of living the Muslim faith.


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 14, 2018, 10:18 p.m.

Spokane Police investigating an allegation of anti-Muslim comments by officer

The Spokane Police Department has opened an internal investigation into an allegation of anti-Muslim comments by an officer.


Rohingya Muslim refugee return to Myanmar likely delayed

The gradual repatriation of more than 680,000 Rohingya Muslim refugees back to Myanmar from Bangladesh, scheduled to begin Tuesday, has been delayed amid widespread fears that they are being forced …


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 23, 2017, 5:10 p.m.

Coptic diocese says hundreds attack church in Egypt

Hundreds of Muslim demonstrators attacked an unlicensed church south of Cairo wounding three people, an Egyptian Coptic Christian diocese said on Saturday, in the latest assault on members of the …


UPDATED: Sun., Dec. 10, 2017, 8:31 p.m.

Scholarship for Muslim women honors pioneering scientist

The scholarship, established at the Dearborn, Michigan-based Center for Arab American Philanthropy with money from Adawia Alousi’s family trust, is believed to be the first of its kind for Muslim-American …


UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 8, 2017, 6:58 p.m.

Suspect in Portland train stabbings says he was on autopilot

A man charged with the stabbing deaths of two commuters on a Portland light-rail train was on “autopilot” and wasn’t fully aware of his actions until he heard passengers screaming …


House Democrats press Tillerson on Trump’s Muslim retweets

A group of House Democrats is demanding that Secretary of State Rex Tillerson tell them whether President Donald Trump’s frequent use of social media is putting U.S. diplomats and Americans …


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 15, 2017, 9:58 p.m.

Judge delays bail decision in Oregon train attack case

A judge postponed a decision on whether to allow Jeremy Christian to post bail until after she watches a defense-edited video of what transpired the day police say he stabbed …


UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 7, 2017, 3:41 p.m.

Poles pray for peace at border; some see anti-Muslim agenda

Polish Catholics held rosaries and prayed together Saturday along the country’s 2,000-mile border, appealing to the Virgin Mary and God for salvation for Poland and the world in a national …


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 5, 2017, 12:36 p.m.

Passenger dragged off flight claims racial profiling

A woman seen on video being dragged off a Southwest Airlines flight in Maryland has said she believes she was a victim of racial profiling.


UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 24, 2017, 9:18 p.m.

Trump signs proclamation restricting travel from 8 countries

Citizens of more than half a dozen countries will face new restrictions on entry to the U.S. under a proclamation signed by President Donald Trump on Sunday that will replace …


U.S. military apologizes for ‘highly offensive’ leaflets it distributed in Afghanistan

The U.S. military in Afghanistan apologized Wednesday for distributing leaflets featuring an image “highly offensive” to Muslims.


Tillerson’s State Department plan slashes envoys for climate, Muslims, Syria

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson outlined a major reorganization of the State Department, eliminating a raft of special envoy posts established to reach out to Muslim communities, support anti-government fighters …


Australian senator wore a burqa in Parliament – then called for ban on Muslim immigrants

Sen. Pauline Hanson, one of Australia’s most acerbic politicians, made yet another long speech about Islam.


UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 6, 2017, 9:38 p.m.

Minnesota mosque explosion ‘deeper and scarier’ than threats

The Dar Al-Farooq Islamic Center in suburban Minneapolis, like other U.S. mosques, occasionally receives threatening calls and emails. But leaders say they’re more frightened after a weekend attack in which …


Poll: U.S. Muslims see Trump as unfriendly but find support from non-Muslim compatriots

What has life been like for Muslims in the U.S. since Donald Trump became president? A wide-ranging survey released Wednesday highlights growing worries within the community, but also points to …


Supreme Court urged to reject Trump request to tighten travel ban

Opponents of President Donald Trump’s ban on refugees and visitors from six mostly Muslim countries are urging the Supreme Court to leave in place a federal judge’s order that would …


UPDATED: Thu., July 13, 2017, 12:34 p.m.

Trump’s first six months saw a sharp drop in Muslim refugees entering the US

The Trump administration insists that the restrictions on immigration it proposed shortly after the president took office was not meant to be an implementation of his infamous campaign-trail call for …


Saudis to allow girls to play sports in public schools

Saudi Arabia’s Education Ministry says it will introduce physical education classes for girls in public schools next year, a decision that comes after years of calls by women across the …


UPDATED: Sun., July 2, 2017, 9:16 p.m.

Trump’s travel ban meets law of unintended consequences

President Donald Trump says his travel restrictions are aimed at keeping the U.S. safe from radical Islamic terrorism, while critics accuse him of imposing a Muslim ban. Whatever the short-term …


U.K.: 6 hurt as vehicle strikes people at Muslim prayer event

Six people, including three children, were injured Sunday after a car ran into pedestrians outside a sports center in the northern English city of Newcastle where people gathered to celebrate …


UPDATED: Thu., June 22, 2017, 10:12 p.m.

Judge OKs lawsuit over once-secret immigrant vetting program

A class-action lawsuit challenging a once-secret government program that delayed immigration and citizenship applications by Muslims can move forward, a federal judge has ruled.


UPDATED: Mon., June 19, 2017, 9:44 p.m.

Muslims skeptical about ‘road rage’ in Virginia girl’s death

Police blamed “road rage” on Monday for the killing of a teenage Muslim girl who was attacked by a driver while walking with friends to her mosque between Ramadan prayers …


UPDATED: Sun., June 18, 2017, 10:44 p.m.

1 dead in crash near London mosque suspected as terrorism

A vehicle struck pedestrians near a mosque in north London early Monday morning, killing one man and injuring 10 other people in what police are investigating as a terrorist incident.


Islamic State calls for Ramadan attacks in US, Europe

The Islamic State group is calling on supporters to carry out attacks in the United States and Europe during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan that began two weeks ago.


Portland man stabbed on train remembered as courageous

The mother of a young man killed aboard a Portland light-rail train assured mourners at a memorial service in their hometown that he did not die in vain.


Trump criticizes London’s mayor, again

President Donald Trump for a second day lashed out at London’s mayor on Twitter in the wake of a deadly terror attack in the city.