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
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

Sawant: Seattle must stand up to wave of bigotry

Working people of all nationalities, of all religions, and of no religion, need to stand together in solidarity against hate crimes, terrorism and war.
Nov 20, 2015

Man faces hate crime charge after confrontation at Seattle mosque

Police say the man had a gun and argued with two men after he demanded to know "where they were from."
Feb 4, 2016

Head of Boeing supplier connected to anti-mosque campaign in Mukilteo

An anonymous mailer about a mosque project in Mukilteo has been linked to a prominent business owner who has been open in his opposition to the plans.
Apr 14, 2016

Muslim American engineer, others respond to aerospace exec’s anti-mosque campaign

The connection of Electroimpact president Peter Zieve to an anonymous mailing regarding a proposed mosque in Mukilteo has sparked a backlash.
Apr 15, 2016
Masjid Ramadan, Hargesia, Somaliland. (Photo by Ikram Issa)

1,000 Somali Shillings: How mosques hold Somalia together

A Seattle Muslim who moved back to his native land found his faith rekindled inside the four simple walls of a Somali mosque.
Jan 25, 2017