Schepisi’s stance drawing national acclaim

The wave of anti-Shariah legislation has broken in recent weeks, as bills in several states have either died or been withdrawn, raising questions about whether the anti-Shariah movement has lost its momentum.

Holly Schepisi

New Jersey Assemblywoman Holly Schepisi and Minnesota state Sen. David Thompson, both Republicans, withdrew anti-foreign law bills after Muslim and interfaith leaders criticized the measures as anti-Muslim.

“It was never meant to be an anti-Shariah law bill, it was meant to be an anti-foreign law bill,” Schepisi said in an interview, speaking about the bill she withdrew March 12. “But after sitting down with members of the Muslim community, and taking into consideration everything they’d been through in the last few weeks, I didn’t want to create any more tension.”

From: Washington Post.

top

Comments are closed.

top