Group says SC bills are anti-Muslim

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COLUMBIA - Some Republican legislators say they want to send a message that foreign laws carry no weight in South Carolina courts.

Their measures introduced this week in the House and Senate don't reference a specific country or religion. But Islamic experts say similar bills around the country amount to anti-Muslim political pandering, and could affect religious traditions such as weddings and burials.

Sen. Mike Fair and Rep. Wendy Nanney of Greenville insist their proposals are broad and could affect international child custody cases. Co-sponsor Sen. Chip Campsen of Isle of Palms says Islamic law is a worry.

Spokesman Ibrahim Hooper with the Council on American-Islamic Relations says he considers such a measure more a statement about anti-Muslim sentiments than about serious legal issues.

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curly123053
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curly123053 01/27/11 - 11:47 pm
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Religious law should have no

Religious law should have no bearing in criminal cases regardless. All US courts should operate under the laws of the United States and their respective states.

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Fiat_Lux 01/28/11 - 12:09 am
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Absolutely right. Nobody gets

Absolutely right. Nobody gets special consideration based on religion, period. The law of the land applies to everybody exactly the same way. If that doesn't sit well, go someplace where there is a theocracy.

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rmwhitley 01/28/11 - 07:01 am
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Let's start "pandering" to
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Let's start "pandering" to the religious beliefs of penguins. Lefties are "so" concerned.

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Nightwing 01/28/11 - 11:39 am
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Where are the statement

Where are the statement condeming the violence by the extremist from Spokesman Ibrahim Hooper with the Council on American-Islamic Relations . I feel he condones those actions and feels that he has other agendas other than what is good for the US.

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