Debunking Shari’ah Myths

Yesterday Haroon Moghul and I taped a bloggingheads segment on how the American right is spinning the revolution in Egypt, and using it as an opportunity to perpetuate myths about shari’ah law. We not only discussed the situation in Egypt, but how some conservative activists are using this opportunity to raise a panic about the supposed infiltration of shari’ah law in the United States, and how all of this could play out in states where politicians are seeking to ban shari’ah, and in Rep. Peter King’s upcoming hearings on “radical Islam.” What’s the history of the Muslim Brotherhood? What is and what isn’t shari’ah? Watch and find out:

 

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