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US civil rights groups decry ‘anti-Muslim’ bill in Idaho

Similar 'anti-Sharia' bills are being considered in several states across the United States.


A spate of bills in state legislatures across the United States have been decried by civil rights groups as Islamophobic.

Most recently, the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), a Washington, DC-based Muslim civil rights group, has called on Idaho’s Senate to vote against a bill recently passed by the state’s House of Representatives that seeks to ban the implementation of “foreign law” in the state.

According to CAIR, the bill, known as HB-419, targets Muslims and fits into a long pattern of “unconstitutional” bills that demonise Muslims by barring Sharia, or Islamic law.

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