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Sharia and the Constitution
Accuracy in Media ^ | June 23, 2011 | Shana Weitzen

Posted on 06/23/2011 7:25:42 AM PDT by Academiadotorg

On June 20, The Muslim Public Affairs Committee (MPAC), which brags about consulting media outlets such as CNN and even congressional representatives, hosted an event on Capitol Hill entitled, “A Solution in Search of a Problem: The Impact of Anti-Sharia Bills in America.” In order for this forum to be successful, MPAC needed to address the questions: what is Sharia and why are the courts taking up the issue? Unfortunately, MPAC did not take advantage of the media coverage to educate or ease American’s concern about this hot topic.

The first problem: Sharia, the “solution,” remained undefined. Noha Bakr, Commissioner of the Montgomery (MD) County Commission for Women, referred to it ambiguously as, “something that is not tangible, and something you cannot just read out of a book.”

The second issue was not addressing what sparked Anti-Sharia bills and why it is a pressing issue. Instead, Daniel Mach, Director of the American Civil Liberties Union’s Program on Freedom of Religion and Belief, called the Anti-Sharia movement unconstitutional and proceeded with a retelling of how Muslim inmate, Sharif Mahommed, was denied Halal meat in prison and took his “discrimination” case to the Supreme Court and won.

Rabbi Gerry Serotta, Executive Director of Clergy Beyond Borders, claims Anti-Sharia legislation is “a dire threat to our democracy,” but failed to provide insight into the bill or the religious practice.

It was not until Christine Brim, the Center for Security Policy’s Chief Operating Officer, reminded the panel of the Hosain v. Malik case in which a Maryland appellate court wanted to honor Pakistani traditions and to uphold Sharia Law, that there was a window into the rise of Anti-Sharia legislation.

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TOPICS: Education; Government; History; Religion
KEYWORDS: 201106; 20110620; clergybeyondborders; gerryserotta; hosain; hosainvmalik; hosainvsmalik; malik; mpac; rabbiserotta; serotta; sharia; shariah; theconstitution

1 posted on 06/23/2011 7:25:50 AM PDT by Academiadotorg
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To: Academiadotorg
...a Maryland appellate court wanted to honor Pakistani traditions and to uphold Sharia Law...

This serves only to piss me off!

The words "Sharia Law" and US Constitution" should not even be in the same paragraph...they should not be discussed in a US Court of Law and any jurist at any damned level that feels any compromise with Sharia should be made in regards to the US Constitution should be immediately impeached and then tarred and feathered!

Treason...foul treason!

To hell with islam and to hell with sharia law!

And to hell with anyone that feels sharia law has any valid presence in the United States of America!

2 posted on 06/23/2011 7:39:22 AM PDT by OldSmaj (I am an avowed enemy of islam and obama is a damned fool and traitor. Questions?)
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To: OldSmaj

Ditto that, and if any representative allows for any form of Sharia we need to make waves.

3 posted on 06/23/2011 11:07:09 AM PDT by CynicalBear
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