Spokane Sikh temple vandalized; man faces hate crime charge

According to deputies, the man said he came to the mistaken conclusion that the Sikh temple was a mosque connected to ISIS.
Mar 3, 2016

Vigil at UW Thursday will push for hate crime investigation in Indiana shooting

A Seattle vigil scheduled for Thursday joins a national campaign calling for a hate crime investigation of the execution-style murders of three young black men in Fort Wayne, Indiana.
Mar 1, 2016

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

Seattle council supports Muslims with official resolution

Council president Tim Burgess said the resolution was a necessary response to rhetoric vilifying Muslims rising nationwide.
Dec 15, 2015

Attack on Seattle Uber driver investigated as possible hate crime

Several people have been charged with hate crimes after assaults on Seattle for-hire drivers in the past few years.

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 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
Frank Jones and Eileen Hershberg form a shape of a heart with their hands Sunday near the Amor Spiritual Center on Beacon Hill. They joined city council candidates and others in a love circle in response to hateful graffiti sprayed on the building’s front window area. (Photo by John Lok / The Seattle Times)

Our response to hate crimes defines us as a city

In response to venomous graffiti sprayed on Amor Spiritual Center in Beacon Hill, dozens gathered to demonstrate that love wins over hate.
Oct 31, 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

Anger, sadness in Seattle after Charleston shooting

Seattle reacted to the news that a white man started shooting at a historic black church in Charleston, SC, killing nine.
Jun 18, 2015
At a press conference organized by CAIR-WA Ethiopian American Aisha Gobana spoke out about an incident in March when she says she was threatened by a man with a gun in a SeaTac gas station who said "I don’t trust Muslims, I trust my gun." (Photo courtesy CAIR-WA)

Anti-Islam rhetoric poses a threat to all people of color

I gave up having intellectual debates about Islam when I realized how dangerous they can be for people who look like me.
Apr 15, 2015

Man sought in alleged hate crime after hateful remarks, showing gun to Muslim woman

It's the latest incident that has raised concerns about hate crimes against Muslims in Washington.
Apr 2, 2015

Inslee criticizes intolerance after vandalism of Hindu temples

Gov. Jay Inslee spoke out against acts of intolerance and met with Hindu leaders last week after the recent vandalism incidents at two temples.
Mar 9, 2015

Second Seattle-area Hindu temple vandalized

The Hindu temple in Kent reported broken windows and graffiti — the second vandalism at a Hindu temple in the Seattle area in a few weeks.
Mar 1, 2015
Zahra Abidi is program director at an Islamic center and mosque that received an emailed bomb threat in 2012. (Greg Gilbert / The Seattle Times)

Hate crimes on the rise in Washington

A rash of hate crimes around the Northwest have left lasting scars on international communities.
Feb 27, 2015
Taxi hate crime

Man pleads not guilty in alleged Seattle hate crime

A man accused of beating a Somali American taxi driver while calling him a “terrorist” pleaded not guilty Monday to hate crime and assault charges. Jesse Alexander Fleming, a U.S. Navy sailor based in Everett, is charged with second degree assault and malicious harassment, a charge that alleges that the Dec. 7 attack was motivated […]
Dec 31, 2014
Taxi hate crime

Somali American cabbie beaten in alleged Seattle hate crime

A 26-year-old man is accused of a hate crime after allegedly beating a Somali American cab driver while calling him a “terrorist” and asking him if he was a member of ISIS. Two other passengers who rode with him allegedly participated in the early Sunday morning assault, according to police. Jesse Alexander Fleming, 26, was charged […]
Dec 10, 2014

Globalists get primed for Pride Weekend with Aleksa Manila

You can tell it’s Pride Month when all the storefronts on Capitol Hill put out their rainbow flags and your newsfeed fills up with invites to parades and dance parties. With Marriage Equality on the ballot and the first ever Pride ASIA event in the International District, it’s like everyone is feeling us queers. But […]
Jun 22, 2012