29 January 2016

National Muslim advocacy group asks General Assembly to abandon Sharia law bill

.... “Deciding in favor of CAIR’s lawsuit challenging the amendment, U.S. District Judge Vicki Miles-LaGrange ruled that ‘the references to Sharia Law violated the Establishment Clause,’ ” Burgess wrote. “Should this legislation become law, I expect that it would meet the same fate.”

The House on Thursday approved the proposal 68-42, sponsored by Republican Rep. Chip Limehouse. It will be up for a third reading next week before being sent to the Senate.

Limehouse this week said though there are no known instances of an attorney or defendant trying to use Sharia law in a state court, the law is necessary.

“(With this law) an attorney can’t go into state court and say that the defendant that beat up his daughter for going on a date with a non-Muslim was within his rights according to (Sharia law),” he said. [The Post and Courier] Read more