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GOP litmus test: Sharia opposition
by Juana Summers
As potential GOP candidates jockey to distinguish themselves heading into primary season, there seems to be at least one issue on which they widely agree: Sharia law is a continuing threat to the United States.
Invoking Sharia and casting it as a growing danger at odds with American principles has become a rallying cry for conservatives. It's also quickly becoming an unlikely pet issue among 2012 presidential contenders: Potential candidates have almost unilaterally assailed the Islamic code, making it as much a staple of the campaign stump speech as economic reform, job creation and rising gas prices.
Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann responded to Osama bin Laden's death not just by praising the U.S. military. She used the news to remind her followers about a threat she considers alive and well.
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