COOKEVILLE — Sam Solomon may be an expert on Sharia law – but he doesn’t practice it. Not anymore. And tomorrow, the former Muslim and Islamic jurist from England will be at Tennessee Tech – one of several stops he’s making in Middle Tennessee in the coming days – to share his story of conversion and discuss different aspects of Sharia law, which is the legal system of the Islamic religion.
The conference, which is open to the public and welcomes people of all religious backgrounds and political affiliations, begins at 2 p.m. in the Multi-Purpose Room of the Roaden University Center. A question and answer session will follow.
Also speaking will be English social activist Andrea Williams, who, along with Solomon, works with England’s Christian Concern, an organization that seeks to introduce a Christian voice into law, the media and government. She will lecture on modern liberalism and how multi-culturism, political correctness and Islamization of British society is “destroying our traditional lifestyles and prohibiting an active Christian life.”
The Christian Concern Sharia law conference is being presented in association with the Tennessee Freedom Coalition, a nonprofit organization designed to educate Tennesseans on policy matters relating to a variety of political, economic, and religious issues, including Islamic radicalization. The grassroots movement began in May 2011 in an effort to “keep America free” by returning to the traditional values that “have made America the greatest nation on Earth,” according to its web site, www.tnfreedomcoalition.org.
Lou Ann Zelenik of Murfreesboro, executive director of the coalition, said, “This event will be full of love of country, and we welcome all people. I think it’s an honor and a privilege to have people of this stature come to Tennessee Tech.”