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Islamophobia, Social justice, Stereotyping
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Sharia. (2012, November 10). Learning for Justice 


To counter common misconceptions about sharia law, this article outlines several questions and issues that are raised when discussing sharia. The first part of this article addresses what sharia is, what are the sources for sharia, and interpreting sharia. In addition, issues concerning sharia, American Muslims, and America are outlined such as compatibility of sharia with American law, American Muslims and sharia, and the perceived threat of sharia being implemented in the United States. Misconceptions surrounding sharia punishments are also noted.


The Teaching Against Islamophobia resources were developed with funding support from the Law Foundation of BC, and the Centre for Comparative Muslim Studies at SFU.

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