Islamic Code


From NPR:  The killing Sunday in Afghanistan of an American soldier in what officials say was the latest in a series of "green on blue" attacks by Afghans in uniform against coalition personnel was the 10th in just the past two weeks.

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam's administration is responding to what it calls confusion about the role of a Muslim staffer and a council that has advised two state departments on Islamic affairs.  Haslam was criticized this summer by several Republican groups over what they perceived as the growing influence of a version of the Islamic code called Shariah in state government.  Deputy to the governor Claude Ramsey sent a letter last week to the state GOP's executive committee seeking to quell those concerns.  Ramsey stated there is no effort under way to promote Shariah law in Tennessee.