Stop Pretending The ‘Anti-Sharia’ Movement Has Anything To Do With Empowering Women

Source: Huffington Post

“Anti-Sharia” rallies will take place in nearly 30 U.S. states on Saturday, according to the group spearheading the effort.


ACT for America, a national grassroots anti-Muslim organization designated by the Southern Poverty Law Center as an extremist group, claims its “March Against Sharia” events are an effort to protect Muslim women and children from Islamic law. The group asserts that scattered incidents of honor killings and female genital mutilation in the U.S. are evidence that Sharia, a system of Islamic jurisprudence, is slowly creeping into American society.


“We must ensure that every woman and child enjoy the protection afforded by the U.S. Constitution,” the group writes on website.


The organization’s stated intent of “protecting” the country from Sharia law betrays a basic misunderstanding about what Sharia actually is, as well as the tireless work of Muslim activists to end practices like FGM in the U.S.

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