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Published on May 9, 2012
CAIR-MI Rep Discusses Sharia and Islamophobia · (SOUTHFIELD, MI, 2/29/12) -- A representative of the Michigan chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-MI) yesterday participated in a discussion at Cooley Law School in Lansing about the relationship between Sharia and the Constitution, and the anti-Sharia legislation that has spread across America.
Hans von Spakovsky, senior legal fellow at the Washington, D.C.-based Heritage Foundation, and CAIR-MI Executive Director Dawud Walid discussed the limitations of adhering to all religious laws under the U.S. Constitution, though differed on the actual definition and scope of application of Sharia.
Walid elaborated that the architect of anti-Sharia legislation nationwide is David Yerushalmi, an Islamophobic extremist who has worked in conjunction with other anti-Muslim bigots to marginalize American Muslims.
The discussion was co-sponsored by the Cooley Law School Federalist Society and the Cooley Muslim Law Society.
"We welcome such opportunities to discuss opposing viewpoints and to clarify American Muslims' respect for the U.S. Constitution, while affirming the right of all religious groups to be free from targeting by unconstitutional legislation inspired by bigotry," said CAIR-MI Executive Director Dawud Walid.
CONTACT: CAIR-MI Executive Director Dawud Walid, 248-842-1418, E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or CAIR-MI Outreach Coordinator Raheem Hanifa, 248-559-2247, E-Mail: email@example.com