Anti-Shariah bill defeated in Oklahoma senate

Omar Sacirbey |

(RNS) The Oklahoma state senate voted Thursday (April 5) to kill a bill that would have prohibited state judges from considering foreign laws, including Islamic law, in their decisions. By Omar Sacirbey.

Muslims launch campaign to explain Shariah

Omar Sacirbey |

(RNS) “If you are looking for problematic texts in the Quran, yes, they exist. They also exist in the Bible and Torah and other books,” said Emory University's Abdullahi Ahmed An-Na'im. “But Christians aren't judged based on what the Bible said 2,000 years ago, but on how they behave today. Why are Muslims judged according to these literalist interpretations, and not according to how the vast majority of good Muslims behave today?” By Omar Sacirbey.