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Florida Republican’s anti-Sharia bill would ban courts from recognizing Jewish divorces

A bill by Florida state Sen. Alan Hays (R) that narrowly cleared a key Senate committee on Monday night, written with the intent of preventing U.S. courts from recognizing Islamic Sharia law, would mostly just cause serious problems for Jews trying to get courts to enforce divorce settlements. It’s not…

Court: Oklahoma can’t enforce Sharia law ban

DENVER (Reuters) – A federal appeals court upheld an injunction against a voter-approved ban on Islamic law in Oklahoma on Tuesday, saying it likely violated the U.S. Constitution by discriminating against religion. A three-member panel of the Denver-based U.S. Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled unanimously that the rights of…

U.S. urges Libya to probe alleged executions

WASHINGTON — The United States on Monday urged Libya to uphold human rights and to probe a report of summary executions of Moamer Kadhafi loyalists, calling the allegations “extremely disturbing.” The US State Department also called on Libya to respect the rights of women after Mustafa Abdel Jalil, the interim…

Liberated Libya begins task of forming govt

Libya’s new leaders began Monday the tough task of forging aninterim government uniting the nation’s disparate political forces after 42 years of Moamer Kadhafi’s iron-fisted rule, promising a system of Islamic sharia law. “Today, we begin preparing for a new phase… the phase after the liberation, the phase that we will plan and…

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