Lisa Wangsness

Wangsness is the Globe’s religion reporter. She previously covered politics in the City Hall, State House, and Washington bureaus, and at the Concord Monitor in New Hampshire. She has reported on health reform and the 2008 presidential campaign.

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An imam of fiery words and a fatherly presence

By and , Globe Staff

Abdullah Faaruuq is an unapologetic throwback: a man who distrusts the establishment, and bluntly says so.

Islamic Society of Boston center names new imam

By , Globe Staff

The mosque hopes Shaykh Yasir Fahmy will help Muslims in the city balance religious commitment and American cultural belonging.

New generation of Muslim leaders emerges in Boston

By , Globe Staff

The young leaders have taken the helm of established religious institutions and formed new civil rights and political advocacy groups.

Online activity of slain Roslindale man embraced rage, radicalism

By and Laura Crimaldi , Globe Staff

Facebook accounts linked to Usaama Rahim, the man killed by anti-terrorism officers, offer a window into his state of mind.