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  GAFFNEY: Courting Shariah
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Last Editedkarin1492  Jul 21, 2010 03:38am
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News DateWednesday, July 21, 2010 09:00:00 AM UTC0:0
DescriptionHats off to Sen. Jeff Sessions. The top Republican on the SenateJudiciary Committee has opened up an important new front in the debate over Solicitor General Elena Kagan's fitness to serve on the Supreme Court: her attitude toward the repressive legal code authoritative Islam calls Shariah and her enabling of efforts to insinuate it into this country.

By so doing, the Alabama legislator has given his colleagues and the country an opportunity not only to flesh out and evaluate the thin public record of President Obama's second nominee to a lifetime appointment on the nation's highest court but also afforded us all what Mr. Obama might call a "teachable moment."

Specifically, this Supreme Court nomination offers a prism for examining the concerted and ominous campaign under way to bring Shariah to America, thanks to the troubling role Ms. Kagan played during her tenure as dean of Harvard Law School. In a speech on the Senate floor on Wednesday, Mr. Sessions reflected on that role in noting a seemingly astonishing inconsistency in the nominee's much-touted support of homosexual rights:

"Now information has come to light suggesting that Ms. Kagan may ... have been less morally principled in her approach than has been portrayed. Around the same time that Dean Kagan was campaigning to exclude military recruiters - citing what she saw as the evils of 'don't ask, don't tell' - Harvard University accepted $20 million from a member of the Saudi royal family to establish a Center for Islamic Studies and Shariah Law.
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