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Anti-Sharia bill dropped in Minnesota

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The Minnesota chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-MN) on Mar 5 announced that a lawmaker in that state’s legislature will drop a proposed “anti-Sharia” bill written using a template provided by an anti-Islam extremist.That announcement came following a news conference CAIR-MN held on Mar 5 with interfaith leaders to challenge the threat to religious freedom posed by the bill. In announcing his decision to drop the bill, Republican State Senator Dave Thompson said: “It was never my intent to introduce legislation that was being targeted to any one group.”

“We thank Senator Thompson for dropping this discriminatory bill and hope his responsible decision sends a message to all those elected officials in other states who are supporting similarly unconstitutional legislation,” saidCAIR-MN Civil Rights Coordinator MunazzaHumayun.

According to media reports, Thompson’s anti-Islam bill (S2281) was a “boilerplate copy-pasted verbatim from a far right policy group.” Last week, CAIR’s national office released a community toolkit designed to assist those seeking to preserve America’s ideal of religious pluralism in the face of similar unconstitutional anti-Sharia bills that have been introduced in more than 20 states nationwide.CAIR’s toolkit includes background on David Yerushalmi, the anti-Islam extremist who authored the template for the anti-Sharia bills.

Original post: Anti-Sharia bill dropped in Minnesota


  1. Exactly who did he think Sharia pertained to…

  2. nyc

  3. Maybe somebody showed him an actual copy of the Constitution…

  4. Monekys on typewriters with a mountain dew intravenous drip could write better laws…

  5. I love their excuses that hide the fact that they are running scared because people are onto them. They aren’t fooling anyone anymore.

  6. I suspect that most people might agree with Sharia Law if they would cut the crap, find out what it is, and realize it is most supportive of Conservatives values than socialist/liberal values.

  7. Not “targeted to any one group”? How did he figure that? (And why does he think the verb “target” takes a preposition?)

  8. No, really, he meant to target many groups, i.e., anyone who didn’t share his narrow world view.

  9. lol… how many “groups” apply sharia? and what about “torah”??? jc would be ashamed…

  10. Which is why he only mentioned Sharia law.

  11. I’m ashamed of this state, the state that I grew up in. Last election it went down hill, except that now MN has a democrat Gov. MN residents have a hard time pulling their heads out of their asses, and vote correctly. they’ve had a republican gov for YEARS, with the majority, house and senate democrat, then the tables turned in 2010. As I roll my eyes as I type this.

  12. john hamm,

    “I suspect that most people might agree with Sharia Law if they would cut the crap, find out what it is” are you crazy. i think most westerners would be appalled at many parts of sharia, most especially the hudud. sharia calls for torture on more than one occasion.

  13. not only does sharia call for torture as a criminal punishment but it applies torture to what i think most westerners don’t even consider crimes. what hadiths have you been reading? and whose translation of the koran? what school of islamic jurisprudence do you prescribe? Hanafi, Maliki, Shafi’i or Hanbali?

    there should be no religious law allowed in any american court. our courts are he to enforce american law. not the torah or the bible or the koran or the veda or the tipitaka or dianetics or any other!!!!!

  14. America is america if any of your asses were over there and you broke a law do you think for one second they would recognize our laws.. kansas is right tor there decision and any so called american that disagrees is no american.. you have young men and women dieing everyday in that sand trap giving them rhts and ours are taken away everyday worrying about some assholes rights.. if you dont like or cant respect the laws we abide by then go home…its crap mouth wanna be heros that cant see the truth people like you that have whored our countrys values away…

  15. We now belong to china thanks to a coke sniffing cowboy and a bunch of hating rug kissers!! And a whole bunch of anti americans that are worried about everyones rights except thier own ….pathetic!

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