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Sharia Controversy

Congressional Quarterly Global Researcher
Sarah Glazer
Tuesday, January 3, 2012

An article on Sharia in the Jan. 3 issue of Congressional Quarterly Global Researcher quotes Rice Distinguished Professor Raj Bhala and cites his latest book, "Understanding Islamic Law."

Bhala appears on pages 7, 9, 14 and 18, commenting on a variety of topics, including the fact that many aspects of U.S. and English law derived from Islamic law (which in turn borrowed from Roman and Babylonian precedents) and that, contrary to popular opinion, the Quran does not specify stoning to death as the punishment for extramarital sex. His textbook is also cited in the footnotes and bibliography.

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