Anti-sharia legislation

Kooky Islamophobe Brigitte Gabriel is back. This time her front groups are at the bottom of a wave of anti-sharia legislation that has turned up in Arizona, Florida, Oklahoma, Nebraska, Missouri, and South Dakota.

One of the more striking things about the current anti-sharia craze is how often state legislators who introduce anti-sharia bills can’t answer basic questions about Islamic law or why they see it as a threat.

In Alabama, for example, when the state senator who sponsored an anti-sharia bill was asked by a reporter to simply define sharia, he responded: “I don’t have my file in front of me.”…

How could all these legislators be so uninformed about their own bills? A big part of the reason is that most of them did not actually write the legislation in question.

Salon tracks down the details.

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