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On Muslims’ agenda: Fight US proposals to ban Sharia law

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. …


Ethiopia jails 20 Muslims accused of pursuing Sharia state

An Ethiopian court has sentenced 20 Muslims to prison after they were found guilty of trying to establish a state ruled by Sharia law and inciting violence.


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. …


Amended child support bill passes Washington Legislature

OLYMPIA – Obeying federal requirements to make state law conform to an international treaty on child support is forcing a special session in Idaho. But on Friday, legislation that allows …


Idaho child support system at risk

BOISE – Idaho Gov. Butch Otter is expected to announce today whether he’ll call lawmakers back to Boise for a special session to address a crisis in the state’s child …


Idaho officials concerned about child support funds

BOISE – Idaho is at risk of losing millions of dollars in federal child support funding after conservatives in the Legislature killed a measure that would have brought the state …


Child support bill killed by Idaho legislators fearful of Islamic law

An Idaho House panel voted 9-8 on Friday to kill legislation to bring the state into compliance with federal child-support collection rules after some lawmakers said they were concerned about …