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Published On: Wed, Sep 12th, 2012

Minnesota Rep. Keith Ellison says GOP is ‘party of hate’ for stance against Sharia Law

Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.) blasted Republicans for including a plank in their convention platform targeting Shariah law in an interview with Mother JonesWednesday, blasting the language as “an expression of bigotry.”

“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,” said Ellison, the nation’s first Muslim member of Congress.

The Republican platform included language demanding “no use of foreign law by U.S. courts in interpreting our Constitution and laws.”

“Nor should foreign sources of law be used in State courts; adjudication of criminal or civil matters,” the platform continues in a section championed by Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach, who has been outspoken in his concern that the moral code of Islam could be playing a greater role in the American justice system.

Ellison blasted Republicans as “the party of hate” for having “demonstrated hatred towards Muslims” in adopting the language.

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