The Truth-o-Meter says: Pants on Fire! | Alabama’s Roy Moore says whole communities in Midwest are under Sharia law
On the eve of his first-place finish in the Republican primary for a U.S. Senate seat in Alabama, Roy Moore — a former Alabama judge who advocated for the display of the Ten Commandments — attracted some attention for a comment he made about Muslim Sharia law. Sharia law is a wide-ranging set of rules that govern aspects of Islamic life, including religious practice, daily living, crime and financial dealings, but Muslims differ on its interpretation. Some commentators, particularly on the right, have warned that Sharia poses a threat to the United States’ legal system. But PolitiFact has debunked
Rep. Lamar Smith said that, after national security agencies, “NASA received the most favorable budget request from the Trump administration.” True, but President Trump’s 2018 proposal would still cut NASA’s budget by about 3 percent compared with the agency’s enacted budget for 2017.