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Leonard Pitts Jr.: Why should a Muslim love America?

Why serve a country that often hates you? Why support a country that sometimes fails you? Why tell your children to believe in a country like that?


Gary Crooks: Liberty for all, except Muslims?

Do we need to make an exception for Muslim Americans when it comes to the principle of religious freedom?


Pope washes feet of Muslim migrants, says ‘We are brothers’

Several migrants wept as Pope Francis knelt before them during a Holy Thursday Mass with asylum-seekers at a refugee shelter in Castelnuovo di Porto, outside Rome.


Cruz calls for Muslim surveillance in US, sparking criticism

WASHINGTON – Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz said Tuesday that surveillance in Muslim neighborhoods in the U.S. must be intensified following the deadly bombings on Brussels’ airport and subway. Echoing …


U.S. slaps ‘genocide’ label on Islamic State attacks against minorities in Iraq, Syria

Secretary of State John Kerry on Thursday labeled the Islamic State’s merciless persecution of religious minorities as genocide, a long-awaited determination that resonates politically but doesn’t compel the United States …


High school speech imploring acceptance strikes a nerve

A high school senior’s call for acceptance is gaining traction online.


President Obama makes first visit to U.S. mosque

President Barack Obama is meeting with Muslim-American leaders from around the country as he pays his first visit to a mosque in the United States.


Crisp: Admit more, not fewer refugees

Thousands studying in the U.S. will move Islam towards modernity.


Mary Sanchez: Americans should know more about Islam

Assimilation is the best way to fight radicalization of Muslims.


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 …


Kathleen Parker: Understanding Islam must start at grassroots

Sen. Lindsey Graham, not Donald Trump, spoke for true American values during debate.


Milbank: Iran-born American stunned by prejudice

Voters flocking to Trump and his message of hate.


Smart Bombs: No country for new men

The ban on men entering our country should remain in effect until our country’s representatives can figure out what is going on.


Charles Krauthammer: GOP campaigns sapped by Trump sideshow

Absurd plan to exclude Muslims distracts other candidates from real issues, lets Obama off hook.


Spokane Interfaith Council invites Idaho Rep. Scott to ‘Meet the Neighbors’ at Islamic Center

The Spokane Interfaith Council has invited Idaho Rep. Heather Scott, R-Blanchard, to a “Meet the Neighbors” event at the Spokane Islamic Center in January, in response to her legislative newsletter …


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. …


Ex-Muslim pastor stokes fear and controversy in Idaho

After listening to Shahram Hadian speak for over an hour about Islam as a rising menace in America, Alton Howell stepped outside the log-built community hall in Sandpoint and quickly …


Network goes beyond shelter to help abuse victims break cycle

The young mother was always the problem. If something wasn’t clean in her family’s home, it was her fault. If dinner didn’t meet exacting standards, her fault. If she was …


Muslim shuttle drivers suspended in Seattle

SEATAC, Wash. (AP) — Rental car company Hertz indefinitely suspended 34 Somali Muslim shuttle drivers at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport for praying on company time, and the workers’ union is trying …


Local Muslims report show of support, little backlash

A few days after the attacks on Sept. 11, 2001, a mostly non-Muslim crowd showed up at the Spokane Islamic Center in north Spokane for afternoon prayers. “We had people …


World’s Muslims near 1.6 billion

The global Muslim population stands at 1.57 billion, meaning that nearly 1 in 4 people in the world practice Islam, according to a report Wednesday billed as the most comprehensive …