Muslim http://www.kplu.org en Seattle-area Muslims say they were targeted by hate crime http://www.kplu.org/post/seattle-area-muslims-say-they-were-targeted-hate-crime <p>A civil rights group is calling for the FBI to investigate what they say was a hate crime against nine Seattle-area Muslims.</p><p>On Sept. 1, Philip Brown and eight other young Muslim friends set out for a jet skiing trip to Lake Chelan, driving a Toyota Prius and a rented BMW 3 series sedan. After an afternoon in the freezing cold water, they say they returned to the parking area to find the BMW covered in racist slogans.</p><p>“Doon coons,” and another anti-Muslim slur that includes the “N-word” were scrawled in permanent marker, along with scratches and vulgar images.</p> Fri, 07 Sep 2012 22:58:28 +0000 Gabriel Spitzer 6251 at http://www.kplu.org Seattle-area Muslims say they were targeted by hate crime 'A Song For Our Planet' - Hearing the sacred in the environment http://www.kplu.org/post/song-our-planet-hearing-sacred-environment <p>Did you know that in just about every sacred text there is a reference to the environment? From the Bible to the Koran, to ancient Buddhist writings, there are passages that talk about how people have either been destroying the Earth or how we need to do a better job taking care of it.</p><p>A new coral work performed by Seattle First Baptist and Plymouth Church focuses entirely on the environment. It&#39;s called<a href="http://earthministry.org/events/a-song-for-our-planet"> <em>A Song For Our Planet</em></a>.</p><p> Mon, 05 Mar 2012 12:30:00 +0000 Jennifer Wing 4301 at http://www.kplu.org 'A Song For Our Planet' - Hearing the sacred in the environment Solidarity and fear, the legacy of 9/11 in local Muslim community http://www.kplu.org/post/solidarity-and-fear-legacy-911-local-muslim-community <p><em>&ldquo;Right after nine-eleven there was a peak of hostility toward Muslims. It kind of went down a bit, but over the years it&rsquo;s gone up again.&rdquo;</em></p><p>That&rsquo;s how local Muslim-American Jeff (Jaffar) Siddiqui summarizes the decade since the Sept. 11th attacks.</p><p> Thu, 08 Sep 2011 19:28:24 +0000 Keith Seinfeld 2579 at http://www.kplu.org Solidarity and fear, the legacy of 9/11 in local Muslim community