Islamic Code

Morning Cram
9:56 am
Mon August 20, 2012

The Morning Cram [Explosives, Homemade Liquor, Almighty God, Islamic Code & Museum Edition]


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. 

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8:43 am
Mon August 20, 2012

Haslam Aide: Tennessee Not Promoting Islamic Code

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.