Monday, September 5, 2011

American Muslims See ‘foreign law’ Bill as Attack on Shariah: Defenders Call it Buffer for Courts, Islam and the West, NewAgeIslam.com


Islam and the West
24 Aug 2011, NewAgeIslam.Com

American Muslims See ‘foreign law’ Bill as Attack on Shariah: Defenders Call it Buffer for Courts


By Andrea Billups
23 August 2011
DETROIT — A national drive against citing "foreign" laws in U.S. courts - one that critics say is a veiled attack on Islamic Shariah law - has reached the state with the nation's largest concentration of Muslims.
The Michigan bill, which mirrors "American Laws for American Courts" legislation introduced in more than 20 other states, was introduced in June by state Rep. Dave Agema, Grandville Republican. He has argued that it has nothing to do with Islam or the faith's Koran-based Shariah law, but is designed to stop anyone who seeks to invoke a foreign law in state courts.

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