JEFFERSON CITY — A man who described himself as a former member of the Palestinian Liberation Organization said he supports a Missouri proposal to bar courts from considering international law or Sharia, which is the Islamic religious law.
Kamal Saleem, a Christian, told a House committee that Sharia law limits speech rights and can levy harsh penalties for violations. Saleem testified by telephone Wednesday.
The Missouri proposal is sponsored by House member Don Wells, a Republican from Cabool. Wells says domestic courts should only consider laws developed in the U.S.