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Muslim rights group urges bill in Michigan Legislature be stopped
by David N. Goodman
A Muslim rights group has urged Gov. Rick Snyder to veto legislation designed to block the use of Islamic law in the state, should the bill reach his desk.
A House bill to bar use of "foreign laws that would impair constitutional rights" was on Tuesday's House agenda. Rep. Dave Agema, R-Grandville, sponsored the bill, which doesn't specifically mention the Islamic legal code sharia. However, the bill's supporters have said they are concerned about the use of sharia spreading.
It wasn't immediately clear whether a vote would be taken before the lame-duck session ends. Lawmakers have said they would like to wrap up by Thursday, and they spent Tuesday on approving divisive right-to-work bills that bar unions from collecting mandatory fees from workers they represent.
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