sharia

"Sharia" and related terms ("Islamic law", "shariah") have been used a total of 2 times by the politicians and political influencers that NPR is tracking.

Why We're Tracking This: Webster's defines it as "the code of law based on the Koran." Some politicians, pundits and protesters who want to block projects such as the proposed Islamic center in Manhattan and fan the flames of anti-Muslim sentiment are using "sharia" as a code word for Islamic extremism.

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Tarryl Clark (D)

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  • Last 7 days: 0 uses (up 0% from last week)
  • Overall: 0 uses since Aug. 30

Bob Dold (R)

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  • Last 7 days: 0 uses (up 0% from last week)
  • Overall: 0 uses since Aug. 30

Democrats

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  • Last 7 days: 0 uses (up 0% from last week)
  • Overall: 1 uses since Aug. 30

Influencers

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  • Last 7 days: 0 uses (up 0% from last week)
  • Overall: 0 uses since Aug. 30

'Sparkline' graphs plot each word's motion over the last 8 weeks.

Recent uses of "sharia"

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NPR is following key politicians on Facebook, Twitter and their websites to see what terms are gaining or losing traction on the campaign trail.

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