Opinion

February 11, 2011

Commentary: Sharia law bill fights a nonexistent problem

South Carolina's Legislature is hard at work on a bill that would prevent the state's courts from enforcing Islamic law. Actually, the bill would prevent enforcement of any foreign law. But the push is motivated by fears that Islamic Sharia law could supplant existing laws. State Sen. Mike Fair, R-Greenville, who is the bill's main sponsor, said there is a need to clarify that cultural customs or foreign laws don't trump U.S. laws.

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