How to be an ally to Muslims during Ramadan

It’s the middle of Ramadan, a Muslim holy month of fasting and prayer. Here are a few things to know in order to be a good ally this month.
May 14, 2019

Where were the allies after New Zealand?

The relative silence that followed the terrorist attacks on two mosques in New Zealand says volumes.
Mar 27, 2019

Calls for support for Muslims after terrorist attack on New Zealand mosques

Local, national and international groups are calling for support for Muslims after a terrorist attack against two mosques at Christchurch, New Zealand, killing 49 people and injuring dozens more.
Mar 15, 2019

“Not Your Typical Muslims” explores spectrum of identities

Photographer Garo Guyo wants to bring awareness to the diverse identities and perspectives in the Muslim community.
Aug 7, 2018
Varisha Khan spoke at a rally protesting the supreme court's ruling to uphold President Trump's travel ban (Photo by Cathy You)

Seattle rallies to #StandWithMuslims as SCOTUS upholds Trump’s travel ban

The #NoMuslimBanEver campaign organized a protest and Day of Action on the steps of the US Courthouse in downtown Seattle, after the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the travel ban 5-4.
Jun 26, 2018

Four inmates sue after being kept from observing Ramadan

The lawsuit says the four were left off a list of more than 450 inmates statewide who received a meal plan specific to Ramadan and they were not allowed to save food to eat after sunset.
Jun 13, 2018

Muslim martial artist teaches self-defense to women

An attack on two Muslim women in Portland struck a nerve for Fauzia Lala, a black belt in both Tae Kwon Do and Arnis, who started the classes.
Oct 5, 2017

Muslim women have plenty to say, no permission required

Young women who wear the hijab speak out against stereotypes.
May 25, 2017

Amazon prayer rooms now available to Muslim security contract employees

Muslim security workers at Amazon say they have won an important concession — but also say that a culture of retaliation over labor activities remains.
May 17, 2017

Judges focus on discrimination, Trump’s powers in travel ban case

U.S. appeals court judges asked lawyers whether President Donald Trump's temporary travel ban discriminates against Muslims.
May 15, 2017

Amazon security workers allege retaliation after prayer space request

Two workers say that Security Industry Specialists, the company that handles Amazon’s security, unfairly treated them after they asked for space to pray.
Feb 21, 2017

Bellevue mosque aims to rebuild after fire; arson charge filed

Prosecutors say there's no evidence the fire was a hate crime.
Jan 17, 2017
The sign at the Muslim Association of Puget Sound mosque in Redmond was vandalized for the second time in a month. (Photo by Redmond Police Department via Facebook)

Redmond mosque sign vandalized for the second time in a month

The sign was vandalized twice in the past month and Redmond police are investigating the incidents as possible hate crimes.
Dec 21, 2016

UN chief calls for better conditions for Rohingya as Myanmar begins peace talks

United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon called on Myanmar to improve living conditions for its Rohingya Muslim minority.
Aug 31, 2016

France has “misunderstood” burkini, Australian designer says

Designer Aheda Zanetti says the burkini is meant to open choices for women who want to dress modestly or want more coverage from the sun.
Aug 25, 2016

Governor greets area Muslims for Eid

Gov. Jay Inslee visited the Muslim Association of Puget Sound masjid in Redmond for Eid al-Fitr, which marks end of the holy month of Ramadan.
Jul 6, 2016

Near end of Ramadan, a Quaker show of support for Seattle-area Muslims

The show of support counteracts intolerance against Muslims, expressed recently in the form of misinformation and threats to mosques.
Jul 2, 2016

SeaTac Muslims, interfaith leaders criticize idea of ‘tactical map’

Residents, interfaith leaders spoke out after an investigation uncovered an attempt at religious profiling of Muslims in the city of SeaTac.
Jun 7, 2016

Trump’s proposed Muslim travel ban would exempt London’s new mayor

But Sadiq Khan who was sworn in as mayor of the British capital on Saturday, dismissed Trump's response, saying Trump had an "ignorant view of Islam."
May 10, 2016

Muslim students call for greater scrutiny on Indiana shootings

Students questioned whether lack of public response to shooting of three young black men in Indiana — two of whom were Muslim — was due to race or religion.
Mar 4, 2016