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Sherman Jackson

Sherman Jackson

Southern California professor compares Sharia law, US constitution

Sharia Law and the U.S. Constitution can be reconciled, said Sherman Jackson.

Jackson, professor of religion and director of the Center for Islamic Thought, Culture and Practice at the University of Southern California sought to explain the differences and similarities between Sharia Law and the United States Constitution Tuesday night in the Cox Auditorium as the inaugural lecture of the Siddiqi Lecture Series in Islamic studies.

"I think that there's a lot of misunderstanding, both about Sharia on the one hand and the nature of the American constitution on the other hand," Jackson said to preface his lecture ...