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Muslim attitudes about LBGT are complex, and far from universally anti-gay

As one of a tiny number of openly gay imams in the world, Daayiee Abdullah has felt the sting of rebuke from fellow Muslims. No good Muslim can be gay, they say. And traditional schools of Islamic law consider homosexuality a grave sin.

“LGBTQ people are vital members of every faith and system of life”

Homophobia and transphobia are normalized in our culture, and constitute some of the most despicable of American "values."

Ask A Muslim: What Does Ramadan Look Like for Muslims in Spokane?

I am aware of two locations in Spokane that will host Ramadan activities throughout the month: the Spokane Islamic Center and the Bosnia-Herzegovina Heritage Association of Spokane. Each location will be open to the public and everyone is welcome to come meet their Muslim neighbors and enjoy the food.

Ramadan begins, overshadowed by conflict for many in the Middle East

Muslims around the world began observing Ramadan on Monday, Islam's holy month during which believers abstain from eating and drinking during daylight hours.

Cultural advisers help Hollywood rework Muslim stereotypes

Muslim characters are either terrorists or “good” Muslims trying to overcome “bad” Muslim plots. In either case, they “are still constrained by conflictual framing,” typically around themes such as terrorism, post-9/11 politics or overseas military intervention.

Baraza takes on hot-button issues in Islam-Christianity lecture

Just 13 minutes into his lecture on Islam and Christianity last month in the Herak Club at Gonzaga University, the Rev. Patrick Baraza posed a difficult question to the members of his audience: “What stereotypes of the Muslim world do Westerners have?” he asked.

Islamophobia under the Reflexive Shell

As a non-believer and secularist who thinks that blasphemy laws are intrinsically, universally abhorrent and that individual conscience to be free to believe without coercion or pressure is at the very core of what it means to be a freethinker, I was happy to see the largely college-student audience attending Ahmed’s talk popularly rejecting the Islamophobia that was his subject.

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