|code: 259401||Date: 2011/08/14||source: Washington Examiner|
Michigan Muslim leaders oppose anti-Sharia bill
The Detroit News reports Saturday that Democratic state Rep. Rashida Tlaib plans a news conference Tuesday in Detroit to oppose the bill introduced by fellow lawmaker Dave Agema, a Grandville Republican. Tlaib is the first Muslim woman to serve in the Michigan Legislature.
The bill doesn't specifically mention Sharia, which broadly refers to codes within the Islamic legal system. But Agema says it would be prohibited under the bill introduced in June.
Agema, who is not Muslim, says the bill protects the "vast majority" of Muslims who "come to this country to get away from Sharia."
Similar legislation has been proposed in about two dozen states.