Monday, March 12, 2012

Religious leaders: Florida's anti-Sharia bills are "an attack on all religions"

By Janelle Irwin | WMNF 88.5 | March 7, 2012 | [Original Article]

"Multi-denominational religious leaders and advocacy groups came together in Tampa to speak out against twin bills in the Florida House and Senate. The measures would ban Foreign Laws from use in Florida courtrooms. Speakers at the press conference this afternoon said the proposed law is an attack on religious freedom...

"He compared the efforts in Florida to pass so-called anti-Sharia legislation to a similar law passed in Oklahoma. That law was declared unconstitutional. But, Oklahoma’s version contained specific language pertaining to Muslim faith and Sharia Law. The twin bills in Florida just use the term “foreign law”...

Religious and advocacy leaders 
 oppose anti-Sharia Law bill 

"An identical version of the bill will be heard in the Senate tomorrow. Shibley said he’s afraid the bill will pass because there are too many politicians willing to give into the promotion of fear and hatred of Muslims. He called the legislation anti-American...." [Read More

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