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Islamic Law Ban In State Courts Petitioned By Muslims
by Omar Sacirbey
As a federal appeals court in Denver considers whether Oklahoma voters had the right to ban Islamic law in state courts, a coalition of Muslim groups say they don't want to live under Shariah law in Michigan or anywhere else.
An umbrella group called the American Islamic Leadership Conference recently announced its support for a proposed Michigan law that would forbid state judges from enforcing foreign laws, including Shariah, when they violate the U.S. Constitution.
The statement said the group recognized that people of faith had the right to religious arbiters so long as their decisions didn't conflict with American law.
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