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5 Myths About Sharia Law
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The problem with discussing Sharia law in the U.S is that very few people seem to know what they are talking about, as Dr. Sherman Jackson, one of the foremost experts on Islamic law in the U.S., points out. Myths about “creeping Sharia” and the take-over of Islamic law abound.

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2014 GOP gov’s race getting uglier: Donnelly website charges Kashkari supports Shariah law
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Tim Donnelly’s Facebook post highlights a story by an author who has been called “the anti-Muslim movement’s most paranoid propagandist” and claims Republican Neel Kashkari “supported the United States submitting to the Islamic, Shariah banking code…”




Florida Senate OKs bill banning use of foreign law in family court cases
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Will Florida join Arizona, Kansas, Louisiana, North Carolina, South Dakota and Tennessee in banning the use of foreign law? Alan Hays has pushed various versions but finally the senate has approved his polished proposal (SB-386). When will it be up for debate in the House is still not clear.




Florida Senate OKs bill banning use of foreign law in family court cases
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By Jim Turner, News Service of Florida

TALLAHASSEE — Foreign laws would be banned in Florida courts for certain family-related cases, under a bill the Senate sent to the House on Monday.




Shari’a Law event moved from Farragut High School to local church
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A Shari’a Law event that some say discriminates against Muslims has been moved from its prior location to a local church. “Act for America” planned to hold that town hall at Farragut High School, but that stirred up some controversy between a UT Muslim group and organizers of the event.




Republican conference objects to anti-Islam label
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Heidi Hall, hhall@tennessean.com

There are lots of threats to America and ways to destroy the U.S., and it’s not just one particular kind of enemy who might do it, members of the Tennessee Republican Assembly were told Saturday.




Anti-Shariah bill returns to the Capitol
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James L. Rosica (@jlrosicaTBO) in Tallahassee

It’s back. Lawmakers this year will again review a proposal to ban state judges from considering Shariah law and other foreign legal codes in their decisions. And again, there’s no evidence that judges are using foreign law against Floridians.




Dr Hatem Bazian: On constitutions, Sharia and Muslim political thought
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by Hatem Bazian, AlJazeera

Islam’s calling is an ethical and moral one – not a search for codifying permanent power for Muslims. In the Arab Spring’s aftermath, and the catastrophic divisions and violence in Egypt, Libya and Tunisia…




Some Jewish Reasons Why Inviting Pamela Geller To Speak Is Not Kosher
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Loonwatchers are encouraged to send copies of or links to this letter, or to compose a polite but informative message of their own, when they hear of Geller planning to speak at a synagogue or Jewish organization.




Islamophobia and its Impact in the United States
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(Via CAIR National)

CAIR’s report “Legislating Fear: Islamophobia and its Impact in the United States” is now available. The report’s key findings are the following…