Islam

Framed by Islamic-style arches, Muslim Association of Hawaii President Hakim Ouansafi stands inside the library room of the group's building, Thursday, March 9, 2107, in Honolulu. The mosque has been serving Hawaii for nearly 50 years, according to the association. (AP Photo/Marco Garcia)
March 10, 2017 - 6:58 pm
HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii has 5,000 or so Muslims— less than 1 percent of the state's population— who are finding themselves thrust into an international spotlight after the state's top lawyer launched a challenge to President Donald Trump's revised travel ban, saying it contradicts the islands'...
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FILE - In this Feb. 3, 2017, file photo, Hawaii Attorney General Doug Chin speaks at a news conference in Honolulu announcing the state of Hawaii has filed a lawsuit challenging President Donald Trump's travel ban. The state of Hawaii has become the first state to sue to stop Trump's revised travel ban. Attorneys for the state filed the lawsuit Wednesday, March 8, 2017, in federal court in Honolulu. The state had previously sued over Trump's initial travel ban, but that lawsuit was put on hold while other cases played out across the country. (AP Photo/Audrey McAvoy, File)
March 09, 2017 - 2:57 am
HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii has become the first state to sue to stop President Donald Trump's revised travel ban, saying the order will harm its Muslim population, tourism and foreign students. Attorneys for the state filed the lawsuit Wednesday in federal court in Honolulu. The state had previously...
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Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson smiles during a news conference about President Trump's new executive order Monday, March 6, 2017, in Seattle. Trump signed an executive order Monday ordering new travel restrictions for residents of six Muslim-majority countries as well as a temporary ban on refugees from around the world, retooling a directive issued five weeks ago that stoked chaos at airports and drew international condemnation and a rebuke in the federal courts. The new ban, which takes effect March 16, halts travel for 90 days for residents of Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
March 06, 2017 - 6:50 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's revised travel ban eases some of the legal questions surrounding the previous order, but critics said it does not answer all of them, including accusations that the measure is a thinly veiled attempt to discriminate against Muslims. Opponents promised to...
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In this Saturday Feb. 8, 2017 image two people hold flyers bearing the portrait of firebrand int-islam lawmaker Geert Wilders reading "Netherlands Again Ours"during his election campaign stop in Spijkenisse, near Rotterdam, Netherlands. The economy is up, unemployment is down and some Dutch prisons are so empty the government has been renting out cells. So why are polls indicating that the ruling parties are hemorrhaging votes ahead of the March 15 national elections, while right-wing anti-Islam lawmaker Geert Wilders is set to make substantial gains ? (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)
March 06, 2017 - 6:34 am
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The economy is up, unemployment is down and some Dutch prisons are so empty the government has been renting out cells. So why do polls indicate that the Netherlands' ruling parties are set to suffer big losses before a March 15 national election, while the party of...
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March 01, 2017 - 8:54 am
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — A network of schools in Ethiopia linked to Muslim cleric Fethullah Gulen, accused by Turkey of masterminding a failed coup attempt last year, is changing ownership. The sale of the Nejashi Ethio-Turkish International Schools follows pressure from the government of...
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March 01, 2017 - 6:20 am
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — A network of schools in Ethiopia linked to Muslim cleric Fethullah Gulen, accused by Turkey of masterminding a failed coup attempt last year, is changing ownership. The sale of the Nejashi Ethio-Turkish International Schools follows pressure from Turkish President Recep...
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Asti Gallina, a volunteer law student from the University of Washington, sits at a station near where passengers arrive on international flights at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2017, in Seattle. Gallina was volunteering with the group Airport Lawyer, which also offers a secure website and mobile phone app that alerts volunteer lawyers to ensure travelers make it through customs without trouble. Airport officials and civil rights lawyers around the country are getting ready for President Donald Trump's new travel ban, which is expected to be released as soon as Wednesday. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
February 28, 2017 - 8:36 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — Airport officials and civil rights lawyers around the country are getting ready for President Donald Trump's new travel ban — mindful of the chaos that accompanied his initial executive order but hopeful the forthcoming version will be rolled out in a more orderly way. The new order...
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