ACLU Report Debunks Myth of Sharia Threat


This week, the ACLU released a new report, "Nothing to Fear: Debunking the Mythical “Sharia Threat” to our Judicial System," which seeks to combat claims by anti-Muslim groups that have incorrectly argued that the courts are being overtaken by “Sharia” law. In reality, the court cases these Anti-Muslim groups are referring to involve religious freedom. As part of this Anti-Muslim movement, some elected officials have proposed legislation in a number of states that seek to ban consideration of Islamic or “Sharia” law by state courts. The ACLU shows that in reality, such legislation is about institutionalizing discrimination and limiting the access of Moslems to the nation’s courts.