Examining the Anti-Shariah Movement in America

Concerned American Citizens are supporting the attendees to join as a few coalition members in the audience to bear witness and ask some pointed questions in the Q&A. We have to fight the expansion of Shariah in America and we need to stop it for good :
“What Shariah Is – and Isn’t: Examining the Anti-Shariah movement in America”
Center for American Progress
1333 H St. NW, 10th floor.
Washington DC
In recent months, anti-Muslim forces have raised the specter of Shariah usurping the Constitution and destroying the American way of life. Bills have been introduced in more than two dozen states that would “ban” the practice of Shariah law—despite the fact that Shariah is not a collection of laws but a set of diversely interpreted guidelines for religious practice. In addition, no Muslim American leaders are calling for Shariah to override American laws. Banning religious freedom for Muslims is unconstitutional and would have serious consequences for international treaties and for religious expression in other faiths. Join us for an enlightening discussion with a panel of experts who will explain the basics of Shariah, compare its precepts with those of Christianity and Judaism, dissect how it is being used as a wedge issue in political campaigns, and examine the real impact on Muslim American communities.
If you are in the area, you may join the Center for American Progress and the Institute for Social Policy and Understanding for a special presentation:
July 26, 2011, noon – 1:30
Admission is free.
Please RSVP to eventregistration@ispu.org
Welcome by:
Sally Steenland, Director, Faith and Progressive Policy Initiative, Center for American Progress
Opening remarks by:
Shireen Zaman, Executive Director, Institute for Social Policy and Understanding
Moderated by:
Matthew Duss, Policy Analyst, Center for American Progress
Featured panelists:
Professor Asifa Quraishi, Fellow, Institute for Social Policy and Understanding and Assistant Professor of Law at University of Wisconsin Law School
Rev. Dr. C. Welton Gaddy, President, Interfaith Alliance

Faiz Shakir, Vice President and Editor, Think Progress (CAP Action)


One response to “Examining the Anti-Shariah Movement in America

  1. It is important to understand that in some countries, with well under
    100% Muslim populations, such as France, the minority Muslim populations
    live in ghettos, within which they are 100% Muslim, and within which they
    live by Sharia Law. The national police do not even enter these ghettos.
    There are no national courts, nor schools, nor non-Muslim religious
    facilities. In such situations, Muslims do not integrate into the
    community at large. The children attend madrasses. They learn only the
    Koran. To even associate with an infidel is a crime punishable with
    death. Therefore, in some areas of certain nations, Muslim Imams and
    extremists exercise more power than the national average would indicate.

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