An uproar has erupted in Tennessee over the most far-reaching proposal in the nation against the Islamic religious law known as Shariah.

The legislation would make practicing some versions of Shariah a felony, punishable by up to 15 years in prison. The bill declares that Shariah is a threat to homeland security because it embraces jihad and “requires” followers to overthrow the U.S. government.

Shariah — which means “path” in Arabic – governs many aspects of Muslim life and influences the legal code in a majority of Muslim countries. But there are many interpretations of Shariah.

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