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N.C. Governor Allows Anti-Shariah Bill to Become Law
Originally Posted: 08/27/2013 - 9:26am | Type: Blog

Lawyers specializing in Islamic law said such legislation could make it harder for Muslim women married in Islamic countries under Shariah law to obtain alimony and child support payments because husbands will ...

Shariah or Not, Muslim Divorces Can Get Tricky
Originally Posted: 10/02/2012 - 8:17am | Type: Blog

What if American judges were prohibited from considering Shariah and other foreign laws, as many state and national politicians want to see happen? New Jersey lawyer Abed Awad has ...

U.S. Muslims and Coptic Christians Petition Egypt Not to Include Shariah
Originally Posted: 08/08/2012 - 7:35am | Type: Blog

Muslim and Coptic Christian leaders in the U.S. are calling on the Egyptian government to exclude any mentions of Islamic law or language that discriminates against minorities in its draft constitution. ...

Kansas Becomes 4th State to Ban Shariah Law
Originally Posted: 05/29/2012 - 5:09pm | Type: Blog

Muslim civil rights groups are calling a new Kansas law that bans Shariah in state courtrooms an expression of Islamophobia that is vulnerable to a legal challenge. Muslim civil ...

Anti-Shariah Bill Defeated in Oklahoma Senate
Originally Posted: 04/09/2012 - 11:20am | Type: Blog

The Oklahoma state Senate voted down a bill that would have prohibited state judges from considering foreign laws, including religious laws, in their decisions. The Oklahoma state ...

Anti-Shariah Movement Loses Steam in State Legislatures
Originally Posted: 03/22/2012 - 3:14pm | Type: Blog

At this point in 2011, 22 state legislatures had either passed or were considering bills to prohibit judges from considering either Islamic law, known as Shariah, or foreign law in their decisions. What a diff ...