VIDEO: Muslim state lawmaker skirts around ‘Sharia Law’ question at town hall
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A state delegate in Virginia says he was asked about Sharia Law during his first town hall event with constituents over the weekend, adding he felt targeted because he is Muslim.
State Delegate Ibraheem Samirah (D) shared an audio clip from the exchange on Twitter, writing, “Here’s a glimpse into being a Muslim in office.”
The article goes on to state the following:
Samirah recalled that he was asked by an attendee, “How do you plan to implement Sharia Law in Virginia?”
“I was just curious,” a woman can be heard asking in a recording from the town hall, local CBS outlet WUSA 9 reported.
Here’s a glimpse into being a Muslim in office:
Yesterday was my first town hall as a new Delegate. I was excited to talk about healthcare, the environment, housing and more.
However, one of the first questions asked was: “How do you plan to implement Sharia Law in Virginia?” pic.twitter.com/CMIdWnlLO8
— Delegate Ibraheem Samirah (@IbraheemSamirah) May 12, 2019
I hope to next time make the news for others reasons – like my ideas for reducing healthcare costs and improving healthcare quality, promoting clean air and water while combating climate change, and funding our public schools and teachers. https://t.co/tMjf7CnoRv
— Delegate Ibraheem Samirah (@IbraheemSamirah) May 14, 2019
— The Hill (@thehill) May 15, 2019
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