Anti-Islam Law Denied

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LANSING, Mich. -- Last week, Muslims nationwide were urged to take action against HB 4769, better known as the Anti-Islam Legislation.

State Legislator Dave Agema, a Republican from Michigan, was the state representative behind this bill, and actively pushing for it to pass during Michigan’s lame duck session.

CAIR, the Council on American-Islamic Relations, had their state-wide chapters calling on “all people of conscience” to urge their state governors “to veto the biased bill which is among those that seek to impose government-sanctioned discrimination on followers of a minority faith.”

Bill HB 4769 was officially denied Monday. “We welcome the decision of the MI GOP House leadership for not bringing to the floor for vote the so-called ‘anti-Sharia bill’ against the wishes of one of its own influential party members,” said CAIR-MI Executive Director Dawud Walid.

Rep. Agema, who has a history of making controversial comments relating to Muslims, recently stated, “We have the largest concentration of Muslims in the state in the Dearborn area. I know we have (sleeper) cells there. That is what I really want to get at.”

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