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CBN News —There’s growing concern that Sharia law is creeping into America, with some U.S. judges even citing Islamic law in their rulings. Activists are now working to shine light on what they call Sharia’s war on women.

A vast coalition met in Washington, D.C., Thursday, to warn women of the threat Islamic law would pose to their rights if enacted in the U.S. “Sharia takes an entirely different approach to their rights than would the American Constitution or the Declaration of Independence,” explained Karen Lugo, assistant director of the Center for Constitutional Jurisprudence.

The group’s national public education campaign includes women who’ve been affected by harsh Sharia law.

Cynthia Farahat fled Egypt to avoid facing military prison for her human rights work against Islam. “I’m almost here in America on exile for standing up for basic human rights and basic values under Sharia law,” she said. “I lived under Sharia law all my life. I just came to America six months ago.” From her experience, Farahat summed up Sharia’s treatment of women as “oppressive” and “violent.” “It does not identify women as citizens. And some jurists in Sharia law do not identify women as human beings,” she explained. “Some jurists would go so far as defining them as livestock.”

Farahat is a writer and helps with efforts by the Center for Security Policy, the group behind Thursday’s panel discussion in Washington.

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