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Miami herald report Imam, rabbi and pastor protest 'anti-Sharia' law

Imam, rabbi and pastor protest 'anti-Sharia' law An imam, a rabbi and a pastor walked into Senate President Mike Haridopolos's office Wednesday with two demands: Withdraw the Foreign Law bill they say targets Muslims. And investigate who is behind
the anti-Muslim booklets and flyers that circulate the Senate. Session ran through lunch, and Haridopolos, R-Merritt Island, did not meet the clergy or the 20 Muslims, Christians and Jews who carpooled from around the state to protest together. The group organized after reading about the anti-Muslim booklets and flyers on the Miami Heraldand Tampa Bay Times blogs. At issue is a booklet Sen. Alan Hays, R-Umatilla, delivered to fellow senators called "Shari'ah Law: Radical Islam's threat to the U.S. Constitution." Hays, sponsor of SB 1360, said he gave out the booklet to educate his peers and influence the votes on a bill that would void marriage, divorce and custody contracts grounded in foreign law. The meas…