(The Progressive) -- “Shariah law is changing everything,” reporter Heather Nauert intoned in a recent piece about a YMCA pool in the Minneapolis area that is setting aside an hour a week exclusively for women.
Regardless of the merits of such an approach, to claim that this is an indication of Shariah law is a bit of an overstatement, to say the least.
Or as Jon Stewart remarked on his show about the Shariah law assertion, “The only thing it’s changing is a small whiteboard in Minnesota.”
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“While I’m not really clear what Shariah law is, I do know it’s relatively Muslim-y,” Stewart added, perfectly capturing the tone of Fox’s coverage of this issue. “And if Fox is talking about it, it’s the kind of Muslim-y that’s going to destroy this very nation.”