Monday, May 06, 2013

Sharia Law Comes To Kentucky

Letter to the editor submitted to the Lexington Herald-Leader.
Sharia Law Comes To Kentucky

I had thought that conservatives were worried that somehow Muslim Sharia Law was going to gain a foothold in the US. I personally was not too worried about this; I could not conceive of it actually happening.

However, recently, conservative members of both houses of the Kentucky General Assembly have overridden Governor Beshear's veto of the Religious Freedom Act, which allows someone with a “sincerely held religious belief” to defy state law. Compliance with Sharia Law is a "sincerely held religious belief" for conservative Muslims. So it seems to me that such Muslims are now allowed to claim that Sharia Law overrides Kentucky law.

Surely I'm missing something here. Can one of the legislators who helped pass this horrible law please point out the flaw in my logic? Or has Sharia Law indeed come to Kentucky?

We'll see if they print it.

Update, 2013-05-09. Just got the verification call from the Herald-Leader, they are going to run it.

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