“The Republican Party platform will likely include a plank this year opposing the imagined threat of Islamic law,” writes Alex Seitz-Wald on Salon.com.
“’I’m not aware of any court that’s accepted the argument, but in cases involving either spousal abuse or assault or other crimes against persons, sometimes defenses are raised that are based in Shariah law,’ [Kris] Kobach [Kansas' Secretary of State] said, explaining the need for prohibitions on Shariah.
“Shariah is a pressing threat to national security and American freedom that must be stopped.”
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According to the Huffington Post, “In more than six years of spying on Muslim neighborhoods, eavesdropping on conversations and cataloguing mosques, the New York Police Department’s secret Demographics Unit never generated a lead or triggered a terrorism investigation, the department acknowledged in court testimony unsealed late Monday [20 August 2012].”
Read it all here.
A girl with Down’s syndrome has been arrested and charged with blasphemy in Pakistan.
You can read more about the incident here: “Pakistan disabled girl arrested for blasphemy”.
In my humble opinion, this is the kind of news that gives all Muslims a bad reputation. God knows this is not a crime.
From NBC News:
“On Sunday and Monday, when Muslims will celebrate the end of Ramadan, even many who are less observant the rest of the year will be at mosques to pray. But many worshippers will celebrate amid heightened security after a recent spike in attacks on mosques and other places of worship.”