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Muslim advocacy group says lawmaker 'Islamophobe', blasts bill
by Dave Boucher
The nation's largest Muslim advocacy organization is calling on Tennesseans to oppose a bill on "religious doctrine" from Rep. Sheila Butt, R-Columbia.
The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) believes Butt introduced the bill, one that would prevent teaching of "religious doctrine" in Tennessee schools until at least 10th grade, out of fear and bigotry.
"Islamophobes like Rep. Butt fail to recognize that there is a big difference between teaching students about religion as an important part of world history and promoting particular religious beliefs," CAIR Government Affairs Manager Robert McCaw said in a prepared statement.
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