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Confronting Islam Part 2: Changes and Development


Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Headlines continue to flash with controversial stories regarding Islam. While the Oklahoma law passed in November banning the use of Shari'ah in courts was stopped through an injunction by a federal judge on the basis of the First Amendment, thirteen states across the country have introduced similar bills against Shari'ah.

The Maryland Law Journal of Race, Religion, Gender and Class is pleased to present

Confronting Islam Part 2:
Changes and Developments

Wednesday, April 13, 2011
12:00 - 2:00 p.m.
Room 107
University of Maryland School of Law
500 West Baltimore Street
Baltimore, MD 21201

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In November, the Maryland Law Journal of Race, Religion, Gender and Class held its fall symposium "Confronting Islam: Shari'ah, the Constitution and American Muslims." Islamic legal scholars, law professors, and advocates met with students, professors and community members from around the area to discuss what Shari’ah is, whether it contradicts with secular Constitutions, and the legal struggles of Muslims in America. Headlines continue to flash with controversial stories regarding Islam. While the Oklahoma law passed in November banning the use of Shari’ah in courts was stopped through an injunction by a federal judge on the basis of the First Amendment, thirteen states across the country have introduced similar bills against Shari’ah. Meanwhile on Capitol Hill Representative Peter King is holding hearings this month on the radicalization of American Muslims, which have caused protests and counter protests across the country. What other changes and developments have occurred around the country since November? How will these changes impact American-Muslim relations? Join us as we welcome back some of our local scholars, law professors, and advocates to continue our discussion from fall.

This event will consist of lunch, panelist presentations, and a question and answer and discussion session.

Our distinguished panelists include: (but are not limited to)


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