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April 30, 2011

U.S. Attorney: Feds Could Challenge Missouri Anti-Sharia Legislation

U.S. Attorney: Feds Could Challenge Missouri Anti-Sharia Legislation

U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Missouri Richard Callahan visited the Islamic Foundation of Greater St. Louis last night to address the fears and frustrations of Muslim Americans who worry they are being racially profiled and wiretapped — and to assure them that the Missouri Legislature’s attempts to ban Sharia law from being considered in state courts here could face Constitutional challenges.

Seated in front of a large Muslim audience during a town hall-style meeting at the Ballwin mosque, Callahan anchored a panel that included fellow federal attorneys (one of whom was Muslim American), as well as three members of the FBI.

“There is a worse kind of Muslim hatred recently,” said Adil Imdad, one of the event’s organizers. “Especially in the last two years, Islamophobia and fear-mongering have been spreading like wildfire, and it’s causing a lot of stress for our youth.”

The problem is now hitting a little closer to home, said Imdad, pointing to three bills currently circulating through the state legislature that seek to limit Sharia law (Islamic law) in Missouri courts. Sharia law could come into play in rulings considering child custody or prisoner rights for Muslims. As we’ve reported, the bills have become a source of controversy.

Callahan responded by hinting that, should anti-Sharia legislation get passed by the Missouri Legislature, it could be overturned by the federal courts. “The Department of Justice has a good history of challenging laws passed by state legislatures,” he said. “If some laws are passed, I think you will see challenges by the federal government on the constitutionality of them.”

Wild Thing's comment........

Every State has got to say NO to Shaira law. Once a State let's sharia law in it will be the end of every.

Posted by Wild Thing at April 30, 2011 03:50 AM


It's only a matter of time before Shaira law starts overshadowing the Constitution.

Posted by: BobF at April 30, 2011 07:40 AM

What is wrong with these Lawyers. Shariah Law and the constitution just don't mix. So why do they want to incorporate this 7th century Law of injustices into our Constitution. Are they that afraid of obama?

Posted by: Mark at April 30, 2011 07:47 AM

We(Bush) screwed up badly after 9/11 by not defining the enemy that attacked us. That enemy was not radical terrorists. That enemy was islam. And islam is NOT a religion of peace. Now we have more than a basic load of dhimmis in America dancing to the tunes of islam. It's going to get nasty.

Posted by: TomR, armed in Texas at April 30, 2011 11:01 AM

Also, obama is bringing in tens of thousands of muslim "refugees" from Gaza, Somalia, Sudan and who knows where else.

Always keep in mind that obama is a muslim.

Posted by: TomR, armed in Texas at April 30, 2011 05:47 PM

You all are so awesome, thank you for your input.

Posted by: Wild Thing at May 1, 2011 02:47 AM