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Tuesday, 29 March 2011 12:28

Sponsor of Tenn. Anti-Shariah Law Removes Reference to Islam

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An amendment has been proposed to alter the language of a bill currently pending before the Tennessee General Assembly that would criminalize the violent practice of Shariah law in the state.

In response to the outrage expressed by many Muslims living in middle Tennessee, the measures chief proponent, Senator Bill Ketron (R-Murfreesboro, pictured) has suggested removing language that refers specifically to Islam.

Regarding the change, Senator Ketron said that the original intent of the bill is better reflected in the new language, as the goal from the beginning was to prevent or deter violent or terrorist acts, but [to do] so without any room for misinterpretation regarding the language's [effect] on peaceful religious practices."

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