I’m no fan of Governor Chris Christie (R-NJ), but he deserves praise for standing up to the right-wing hysteria over the supposed spread of Islamic Shariah law in the U.S. At a press conference, Christie spoke with pride about appointing the second-ever Muslim-American, Sohail Mohammed, to a state judgeship. Mohammed represented many wrongfully detained by the FBI after 9/11 and set up meetings with Muslim Americans regarding developing anti-terrorism leads in New Jersey. Christie also denounced the anti-Shariah “crazies.” Watch:
Christie: Ignorance is behind the criticism of Sohail Mohammed. Sohail Mohammed is an extraordinary American, who is an outstanding lawyer and played an integral role in the post-September 11 period in building bridges between the Muslim American community in this state and law enforcement ... Shariah law has nothing to do with this at all. It's crazy ... This Shariah law business is crap. It's just crazy, and I'm tired of dealing with the crazies.
Naturally, the crazies have continued their criticism of Christie on this nonsensical issue.