Apparently, sharia-adherent Islamists are using AFLC Senior Counsel David Yerushalmi’s name to raise money. On Wednesday, the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) sent a Ramadan fundraising appeal to its supporters, which asked for money to challenge the American Laws for American Courts (ALAC) legislation that is sweeping through statehouses across the nation. As you know, AFLC Senior Counsel David Yerushalmi is the principal drafter of the model legislation; as such, CAIR’s appeal asserted that Yerushalmi is “the main driving force” behind the laws.
Unfortunately, CAIR’s claim that the ALAC legislation is “anti-Muslim” is false. As we have noted before, ALAC is designed to prohibit the application of foreign law, including, but not limited to sharia, when it would violate fundamental constitutional rights such as due process and equal protection. For CAIR to claim that this legislation is unconstitutional is not only spurious — it’s deliberately misleading.
You can read CAIR’s Ramadan fundraising appeal here.