Radical Muslims have postponed a scheduled a rally in front of the White House to demand Islamic sharia law be implemented across the United States.
Hardline British Muslim cleric Anjem Choudary was expected to lead the pro-Sharia demonstration Thursday.
However, Sharia4America posted a video message from Choudary on their website, saying that due to overblown coverage and security concerns, the rally had been postponed indefinitely. No further information was given.
Organizers of the Sharia4America had recently touted the scheduled event saying it will become "an unanticipated wild card for the West, galvanizing the immense support for Sharia in the Middle East and bringing it directly to the doorsteps of the United States of America."
At least 14 states are considering anti-sharia legislation. Jordan Sekulow of the American Center for Law and Justice talked more about the issue on the CBN News Channel's Morning News, March 3. Click play for his comments.
Meanwhile, Tennessee has become the first state in the nation to consider strict legislation that would make it a felony for Muslims to practice some parts of Islamic Sharia law.
Sharia is a religious code that most Muslims recognize, but which also includes extremist views and practices, such as amputation for theft and stoning for adultery.
Republican state Sen. Bill Ketron said his proposal exempts the peaceful practice of Islam, but would make supporting portions of Sharia law punishable by 15 years in jail.
Ketron said the legislation would also give law enforcement a powerful counterterrorism tool. If enacted, the bill is expected to face fierce constitutional battles.
Islamic groups fear the measure would essentially make it illegal to be Muslim in Tennessee, and would outlaw key practices such as praying five times a day or fasting for Ramadan.
The American Bar Association also recently announced plans to fight efforts to block Sharia law.
Currently, at least 14 state legislatures have bills pending that would bar judges from considering Sharia in legal decisions, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures.
The American Thinker reported the ABA has created a task force to fight those measures. They also plan to create talking points for activists who are opposing those bills.