Maury Republicans Pile on Against Haslam Appointment

Joining other GOP groups across the state, Maury County Republicans have signed a resolution opposing Gov. Bill Haslam’s recent appointment of a Muslim woman to a state board, alleging she is an adherent of Sharia Law. The resolution mirrors a document signed in Williamson County last week, bringing the number to at least eight county party organizations that have passed resolutions seeking some sort of action by the state party. Samar Ali, a Vanderbilt University Law School graduate who is of the Muslim faith, was selected by Gov. Haslam in May to serve as the Department of Economic and Community Development’s international director. The Columbia Daily Herald has more on the resolution, while an editorial in the News Sentinel says Ali is extremely qualified and calls for a stop to "hate-filled intolerance," "bigotry" and "fear-fueled accusations."