Props to counter-jihadist and supporter of women’s rights Brigitte Gabriel for smacking down sharia-friendly Congressman Keith Ellison, shown in the video below. He had criticized the GOP platform for supporting the Constitution in the face of assaults by foreign law, particularly sharia. In an interview with Mother Jones (Rep. Keith Ellison: GOP Is “Basically a Bigoted Party”), the congressman spun the issue, saying “There has never been any legislation offered to establish Shariah law—not at the federal level, not at the state level. There’s not been a municipal ordinance opposing this, there’s not been anything.”
That may be so, but the situation is quite different at the court level. According to a 2011 report from the Center for Security Policy, Shariah in American Courts, identified 50 cases from 23 different states involving “conflict of law” between sharia and American state law. So the Muslim congressman was deliberately misleading. Or very ignorant about Islamic diversity.