Reba - very interesting. I remembered you mentioning there's no need for hate laws when there are already laws existing against crimes, period.
There'd be no need for a law forbidding a religion when there are laws already put in place to ensure no one can be exempt from illegal activities, no matter what religion they are (or are not). Like for example, honour killings, forced female circumsions, they are already illegal in the US, why the need for any amendments at all?
Secondly, why all this focus on Sharia law when somewhere in Utah, there are plural marriages that everyone is turning a blind eye to? Where was the US law when those young girls were forced to marry elderly pedophiles?