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Anti Shariah

Lawmakers Advance Another State Ban On Sharia

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 05.15.2013 | Politics

A North Carolina legislative committee on Wednesday advanced a bill that would ban the consideration of "foreign laws," including Sharia, in the state...

Florida 'Anti-Sharia' Legislation Is Simply Bad Law

Parvez Ahmed | Posted 06.25.2013 | Religion
Parvez Ahmed

Simply put, this kind of legislation runs afoul of basic tenets of constitutional law and overriding principles of American jurisprudence. Moreover, its sponsors haven't demonstrated any tangible need for it.

Florida Democrat's Vote Advances 'Anti-Religious Hate' Bill

Shawna Vercher | Posted 06.10.2013 | Politics
Shawna Vercher

Democratic State Senator Geraldine F. Thompson cast a deciding committee vote in Tallahassee that advanced Bill 58, which national advocacy organizations have labeled the "Anti-Religious Hate" bill.

GOP State Senator Compares Sharia Law To Disease

The Huffington Post | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 04.01.2013 | Politics

Alan Hays, a Republican state senator in Florida, likened Sharia law to a "dreadful disease" requiring vaccination to protect Americans. The Counci...

A Look Back At Media Coverage Of Islam And Islamic Law In 2012

Krystina Friedlander | Posted 02.26.2013 | Religion
Krystina Friedlander

This has been a big year for Islam and Islamic law in American media. As politicians vied for local and national office, anti-sharia messages -- and sometimes overtly anti-Islam messages -- were broadcast across the media, at times functioning to normalize anti-Islam discourse.

Anti-Shariah Movement Loses Steam In State Legislatures

Posted 03.25.2012 | Religion

By Omar Sacirbey Religion News Service (RNS) At this point in 2011, 22 state legislatures had either passed or were considering bills to prohibit ...

Jaweed Kaleem

Muslim Group Wants To Teach You About Sharia Law

HuffingtonPost.com | Jaweed Kaleem | Posted 03.02.2012 | Religion

After heated debates in two dozen states over banning Sharia law, the legal code of Islam, a national Islamic group is beginning a multi-million dolla...

Court: Ban On Islamic Law Unconstitutional

AP | SEAN MURPHY | Posted 03.11.2012 | Religion

OKLAHOMA CITY — A proposed constitutional amendment that would ban Oklahoma courts from considering international or Islamic law discriminates a...

Adverse Human Rights And Other Consequences Of The Anti-Sharia Ban

Engy Abdelkader | Posted 01.29.2012 | Religion
Engy Abdelkader

Anti-Sharia laws embody official state government condemnation of Islam as a threat, thereby causing Muslims to become outcasts. Such laws render Muslims inept players within the political arena.

Sharia And The Lives Of Muslim Americans

Abdul Malik Mujahid | Posted 08.26.2011 | Religion
Abdul Malik Mujahid

When Muslims begin anything they say, "in the name of God." -- that is sharia. When they greet each other, they smile and say, "Assalamu Alaikum" (peace be with you) -- that is sharia.

Open Letter To President Obama From A Muslim Family

Kari Ansari | Posted 07.19.2011 | Religion
Kari Ansari

While I appreciate your encouraging statements to the people of the Muslim world, I couldn't help feeling that many Americans are not setting the example of which you spoke when it comes to our own Muslim citizens.