Tuesday, February 21, 2012

CAIR speaks out against ‘foreign law’ bill up in House committee tomorrow

By Ashley Lopez | The Florida Independent| Feb. 21, 2012 | [Original Article]

"The Florida chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) is denouncing a bill that would regulate the “application of foreign law in certain cases,” set to be heard in a House committee meeting tomorrow. The group says the bill is anti-religion, and specifically anti-Islam..." [Read More]

"...The measure, which was touted by right-wing activists as an attempt to “stop the spread of Sharia in Florida,” is a piece of model legislation written by anti-Islam extremist David Yerushalmi..." [Read More]

":..Both CAIR and the Anti-Defamation League have said the bill is unnecessary and would restrict religious freedom. The Anti-Defamation League said in a statement last month that there “simply is no documentation of unconstitutional application of foreign law in our judicial system.”..." [Read More]

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