The United West was at Muslim Capitol Day 2013 and offered a $25,000 reward to anyone who can find the words anti-Muslim, anti-shariah or anti-Islam in SB 58.
Ahmed Bedier founded the group United Voices for America (UVA), which hosts an annual Muslim Capitol Day in Tallahassee during the legislative session. One of the top legislative priorities of UVA was to stop passage of SB 58. SB 58 states:
Application of Foreign Law in Certain Cases; Clarifying that the public policies expressed in the act apply to violations of a natural person’s fundamental liberties, rights, and privileges guaranteed by the State Constitution or the United States Constitution in certain proceedings or actions brought after the act becomes a law; providing that the act does not apply to a corporation, partnership, or other form of business association, except when necessary to provide effective relief in actions or proceedings under or relating to chapters 61 and 88, F.S., etc.
Manal Fakhoury from StopSB58.org and United Voices for America in an email states, “I can’t believe the audacity of these Senators and their dirty political tricks. It’s like deja vu all over again. Sorry for flooding you with emails, but this matter is so urgent. Minutes ago, the Florida Senate proved they’re more interested in pushing their discriminatory agenda instead of hearing or representing the people.
“Realizing that opposition to the bill was rapidly growing, the Florida Senate President just WITHDREW SB 58 from the Rules Committee and placed it on the Senate Floor calendar for a 2nd reading and vote. These guys are doing everything to SHOVE THIS BILL through before our campaign reaches its full momentum. Their action is definitely suspicious and is evidence that they’re scared to debate the merits of this legislation,” writes Fakhoury.
In the below video a speaker at Muslim Capitol Day 2013, hosted by UVA, states that being anti-sharia is being anti-American:
The Florida house has passed SB 58. The Senate held three committee meetings on SB 58 and is scheduled to vote on it by Friday, May 3, 2013.
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