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What is Sharia law?
February 27, 2012

Sharia law is the moral and religious law of Islam. It governs the daily lives, legal system, moral code and religion of those of the Muslim faith. Because it has extensive directives that govern the treatment of non-believers of the faith, it is important for atheists, agnostics and anyone who believes in a different religion to understand what the integration of Sharia into the American legal, financial and educational systems means, and how it relates to the rights guaranteed in the United States Constitution for all American citizens. There are a lot of debates and information available online through search engine searches, as well as many books available that discuss the many various points of view about Islam, Sharia, and America. See the links below for more on the topics, issues and sides.

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Sharia Wikipedia

Muslim Wikipedia

Quran Wikipedia

Sunnah Wikipedia

Hudud Islamic Penal Law punishments for crimes and offenses – Wikipedia

Sharia Law and American State Courts 50 Appellate Court cases from 23 states that involve conflicts between Shariah (Islamic law) and American state law.

Shariah Law: The Five Things Every Non-Muslim (and Muslim) Should Know By Qasim Rashid, Muslim Writers Guild of America, Huffington Post, Nov. 4, 2011

Islam: Governing Under Sharia Council on Foreign Relations

Should Muslims be allowed to impose Islam on other Americans?

C.A.I.R. Council on American-Islamic Relations Islam Basics: About Islam and American Muslims

Fiqh Council Declares No Conflict Between Islam and Constitution

GAFFNEY: Shariah is incompatible with liberty - Many Americans still don’t see the threat of Islamic law By Frank J. Gaffney Jr., The Washington Times, August 10, 2010

Sharia – The Threat to America The Center for Security Policy, 2010

Understanding Sharia Law - Conservatives’ Skewed Interpretation Needs Debunking Center for American Progress

The Anti-Muslim Movement's Manufactured "Sharia Threat" to Our Judicial System: Now With More Pages! American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)

Sharia law

You can expect threats if you discuss Sharia

Apostasy Conversion from Islam (death penalty countries listed) – Wikipedia

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