US: Are ‘anti-Sharia’ bills legalising Islamophobia?


At least 13 states across the United States have introduced bills that seek to ban Islamic law this year, with Texas and Arkansas enacting “anti-Sharia” legislation, according to a recent report. Researchers and critics fear that right-wing legislators are increasing anti-Muslim sentiment as Islamic law, known as “Sharia”, was targeted by some 194 bills between 2010…