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COMMENTARY: The Clear Anti-Muslim Bias Behind Anti-Shariah Laws
Originally Posted: 02/21/2014 - 6:06pm | Type: Blog

For the fourth year running, Florida is trying to outlaw the use of foreign and international law in state courts. Foreign law bans are back. For the fourth year running,  Fl ...

Christians in Libya Cast Anxious Eye at Religious Freedom
Originally Posted: 01/10/2014 - 4:53pm | Type: Blog

Church leaders in Libya remain hopeful that Christians in the mostly Muslim country will be allowed to practice their faith, even as the country appears to be moving towards Shariah law. ...

N.C. Muslims Hope Gov. Pat McCrory Vetoes Anti-Shariah Bill
Originally Posted: 07/29/2013 - 11:18am | Type: Blog

North Carolina Muslims hope they can persuade Gov. Pat McCrory, a Republican, to veto a bill that prohibits state judges from considering “foreign law.” North Carolina Muslims hop ...

Shariah 101: What Is It and Why Do States Want to Ban It?
Originally Posted: 07/25/2013 - 5:13pm | Type: Blog

North Carolina lawmakers on Wednesday approved a bill to prohibit judges from considering “foreign laws” in their decisions, but nearly everyone agrees that “foreign laws” really means Shariah, or Islamic law. ...

Citing Risk to Adoptions, Missouri Gov. Vetoes Anti-Shariah Bill
Originally Posted: 06/05/2013 - 5:20pm | Type: Blog

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon has vetoed a bill that would have made his state the seventh in the nation to prohibit judges from considering Shariah, or Islamic law, and other “foreign laws” in their decisions. ...

Anti-Shariah Movement Changes Tactics, Gains Success
Originally Posted: 05/17/2013 - 9:52am | Type: Blog

The new bills are more vague and mention only foreign laws, with no references to Shariah or Islam. They also make specific exceptions for international trade. All of that makes them harder to challenge as a v ...

Muslims Launch Campaign to Explain Shariah
Originally Posted: 03/04/2012 - 11:46am | Type: Blog

Against a backdrop of heartland fears that U.S. Muslims seek to impose Islamic law on American courts, a leading Muslim group will launch a campaign Monday to dispel what it called misconceptions about Shariah ...