The Muslim Student Association at MTSU will sponsor a presentation titled “Shariah Law 101” by Imam Osama Bahloul of the Islamic Center of Murfreesboro at 6 p.m. Thursday, March 3, in the Tennessee Room of the James Union Building on the MTSU campus.
A question-and-answer session will follow the presentation, which is free and open to the public.
It is being held in response to legislation sponsored by State Sen. Bill Ketron (R-Murfreesboro) and State Rep. Judd Metheny (R-Tullahoma). Senate Bill 1028 and House Bill 1353 would make providing “material support or resources” to a Shariah group a felony punishable by a sentence of not less than 15 years in jail.
The companion measures also would require the state Attorney General to investigate Shariah-compliant groups.
For more information, contact Dr. Saleh M. Sbenaty, faculty adviser to the Muslim Students Association, at 615-898-2966 or email@example.com or Kamal Saba, president of the Muslim Students Association, at 615-474-0567 or firstname.lastname@example.org.