Sharia law. The scariest new word of 21st-century American media. A quick google search will expose tons and tons of articles about how this law code is something Muslim and scary, and apparently rural cities in the United States really need to ban it.
So, what is it? Is this Islamic law code really the boogeyman we think it is? Let’s take a dip into Sharia, the Islamic legal system.
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