CAIR-WA examines rising trend of bullying Muslim youth

CAIR-WA seeks to understand bullying trends in Washington to inform policy change.
Nov 19, 2018

Japanese American incarceration commemorated with vows to counter anti-Muslim political rhetoric

Community leaders from the Muslim American and Japanese American communities discussed how to counter fear-mongering that can lead to racial profiling.
Feb 20, 2017
Seattle Quaker community members and peace activists visited the Islamic Center of Federal Way last Ramadan in a show of solidarity and support. Here Megan Fair of CAIR-WA stands with Imam Bazi and Shabbir Ahmed. (Photo by Alex Garland)

How to be a Muslim ally in the Trump era

With every new hate crime and spike in anti-Muslim rhetoric, fear and uncertainty in our community grows. You can help by being a strong Muslim ally.
Feb 1, 2017

Power Globalist Varisha Khan: Rising journalist, political leader making a national impact

What happens when you give young journalists an opportunity cover their own communities? In the case of Varisha Khan, they become national leaders.
Dec 14, 2016
Darartu Jamal, 9, speaks at the “Election Reflection: Building Community Strength and Resilience” event on Nov. 21st. (Photo by Ken Lambert/The Seattle Times)

Rainier Valley youth voice fears of Trump presidency

A group of East African youth asked a panel of elected representatives tough questions about how they'll be impacted by the Trump presidency.
Nov 25, 2016

Criticism for Trump’s call to ban Muslims from entering U.S.

It was the most dramatic response by a candidate yet to the San Bernardino, CA, shooting spree last week by two Muslims who the FBI said were radicalized.
Dec 7, 2015

Man expected to get probation in firebomb attack of Oregon mosque

Cody Crawford, who police say had a history of ranting hatred against Muslims, pleaded no contest to firebombing a mosque in Oregon.
Nov 12, 2015

Loaded label “terrorism” misleads readers, stokes prejudice

Journalists should be cautious of repeating the loaded term "terrorism" without question in news articles, which can lead to prejudice against Muslims.
Oct 28, 2015
Zainab Haji (left) gives cookies to Kent Chadwick, who turned out in support of the Islamic Center of Kitsap County in 2015 in response to announced plans for an anti-Islam rally the Bremerton mosque. No protestors actually showed up. (Photo courtesy CAIR-WA)

A hate group called for protests at local mosques. Guess who showed up?

They expected armed anti-Islam protestors. What they got was a group of neighbors who turned out to show support for religious freedom.
Oct 14, 2015
MAPS (The Muslim Association of Puget Sound) in Redmond is bracing for a possible anti-Islam rally Saturday. (Photo by Varisha Khan)

Mosques in Western Washington bracing for Anti-Islam rally Saturday

An Anti-Islam groups have called a "Global Rally for Humanity" at a mosque in Bremerton this weekend. Will anyone actually show up?
Oct 9, 2015
Taxi hate crime

Six-month sentence in Seattle hate crime attack on immigrant cab driver

Jesse Fleming was sentenced to six months in jail on Thursday in connection with a Seattle hate crime against a Somali American cab driver last December.
Jul 2, 2015
Participants in the Muslim Youth Leadership Program pose for a photo behind the Northwest Cable News desk. (Photo courtesy CAIR-WA)

Young Muslims seek careers correcting media misrepresentations

Can training young Muslims for leadership roles improve public perceptions of Islam?
Aug 20, 2014

Monday is Muslim Day at the Capitol

For the past few years, Muslims in the state of Washington have been going to Olympia on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day to celebrate the memory of one of the nation’s greatest advocates for civil rights and human dignity. The event has been a great success, drawing several hundred Muslims from all over the state […]
Jan 14, 2012