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Liberty Alliance Coalition Holds Press Conference In Lafayette Park On Shariah Law And The Constitution

March 4, 2011

Press Release

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Liberty Alliance Coalition holds Press Conference in Lafayette Park on Shariah Law and the Constitution


On Thursday, March 3rd, the Liberty Alliance Coalition and Center for Security Policy, a partner organization, held a press conference regarding the threat of Shariah law to the Constitution. The press conference, held in Lafayette Park across the street from the White House, presented speakers including Constitutional law expert Andrew Cochran, Faith McDonnell of the Institute for Religion and Democracy, African democracy activist Khalid Gerais of Rescue Nubia, and a prepared statement from prominent Muslim American reformer Tawfik Hamid of the Islamic Society for Liberty and Modernity. Video from the press conference will be posted at the Center's website shortly. A flyer detailing the conflict of laws between Shariah and the Constitution was distributed to the media attending, including NBC, Fox, Daily Caller, CBN, and Voice of America. The final list of speakers included:

  • Tim Brown, Liberty Rocks and Coalition to Honor Ground Zero
  • Andrew Cochran, The 7th Amendment Advocate
  • Frank J. Gaffney Jr., Center for Security Policy
  • Khalid Gerais, Rescue Nubia
  • Faith McDonnell, Institute on Religion and Democracy
  • Beverly Perlson, Band of Mothers
  • Tawfik Hamid, Islamic Society for Liberty and Modernity (statement read and distributed)
Tawfik Hamid, in his statement, addressed the theme of the press conference:

Shariah law is a threat not only to the US Constitution, but also to our security. This law encourages discrimination against women, accepts slavery, and devalues the life of non-Muslims. In addition, it promotes that Muslims must declare wars against non-Muslims to spread Islam. The real problem is that such laws are unchallenged in modern times in Shariah and represent the mainstream Shariah. The Center for Security Policy has been a leader on the issue of the threat of Shariah law to the Constitution. The Center for Security Policy Press has published an authoritative book on the topic, Shariah: The Threat to America, authored by national security and legal experts, available for free download at Sharia The Threat , or in paperback or kindle at Amazon. The Center's President Frank Gaffney commented: The American people, including Muslim-American leaders, are beginning to voice their concerns that Shariah is utterly antithetical to the U.S. Constitution. We call on our elected officials to follow their lead, and to repudiate any application of Shariah law in America. The Center for Security Policy is a non-profit, non-partisan national security organization that specializes in identifying policies, actions, and resource needs that are vital to American security and then ensures that such issues are the subject of both focused, principled examination and effective action by recognized policy experts, appropriate officials, opinion leaders, and the general public.

For more information visit The Center For Security Policy.

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