“Reform” of Islam is not the only answer to extremism
by Ibtihal Mahmood
The "reform" of Islam isn't the only solution for terrorism, when political factors stifle dissent, says Ibtihal Mahmood.
Dec 17, 2015
Sectarian Superpowers: At war with ourselves in Syria
by Patrick Hilsman
Sunni/Shia, Arab/Kurd. How viewing the Middle East through a sectarian lens has driven the U.S. to folly.
Nov 12, 2015
How local Muslims are coping with the tragic Hajj stampede
by Tariq Yusuf
Mourning and outrage as a Seattle Muslim who made the Hajj last year tries to process the stampede that killed over 750 worshipers last week.
Sep 29, 2015
What’s happening in Yemen (and why you should care)
by Cooper Inveen
The crisis in Yemen explained: Saudi Arabia, Iran and the complex web of alliances that's tearing apart the Middle East’s poorest country
Apr 21, 2015
What’s happening in Saudi Arabia and Yemen (and what it means for us)
by Megan Herndon
Making sense of the recent political changes on the Arabian Peninsula.
Jan 29, 2015
Scarfless in Seattle: Young Muslim women negotiate hijab
by Annie Wilson
Fearing judgment and discrimination, some Muslim women are giving up wearing headscarves in Seattle, while others are putting them on for the first time.
Dec 4, 2013
Driven to fight for Saudi women’s rights
by Sarah Stuteville
A quick trip around the block in Saudi Arabia landed Burien resident Samia El-Moslimany in jail — and put her at the forefront of the women’s rights movement there.
Nov 29, 2013
As Saudi women make history, local Olympian recalls struggles of US female athletes
by Allison Int-Hout
For the first time in Olympic history, women are sporting Saudi Arabia’s flag at the Olympic games. Just two weeks before the start of the games, this Middle Eastern country known for the restrictions it places on women announced that it would send two female athletes to the Olympics. Neither athlete has been favored to win […]
Aug 8, 2012