Islamic Leaders call Bill Barring Sharia Law in Courts Islamophobia

ST. LOUIS, MO. (KMOX) — As a bill barring state courts from considering Sharia law inches closer to a vote in the Missouri house — local Islamic leaders are calling it another example of “islamophobia”.

The bill’s sponsor is quoted as saying Sharia law is spreading and could threaten Missouri, but Greater St. Louis Islamic Foundation spokeswoman Ghazala Hayat says that’s just part of the anti-islamic wave that’s going through the country.

“It will just perpetuate this kind of negative talks about Islam,” Hayat said.

Hayat says Muslim’s are proud of the United States Constitution, and are not spreading anything against it.

She says while the Quron encourages Muslim’s to ‘spread the word’ — it does not seek to impose Sharia law on anyone.

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