So far seven states have banned Sharia law.
In the US, our laws are supposed to be based on the principles set forth in the United States Constitution. Last we looked the Koran was not a part of the Constitution.
The states where “foreign law” is banned include Alabama, Arizona, Kansas, Louisiana, North Carolina, South Dakota, and Tennessee.
Oklahoma, passed an amendment to their state constitution that was struck down by a federal judge because it specifically referred to “Sharia law.” Missouri’s legislature passed a ban on international law that was vetoed by Democratic Governor Jay Nixon.
Bans are being considered in a number of states including Arkansas, Florida, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Mississippi, South Carolina, Texas, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, and Wyoming.South Carolina, Texas, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, and Wyoming.
You may be saying, “Wait a minute. The First Amendment is supposed to keep church and state separate.”
Apparently that only applies to Christianity
Everywhere Muslims immigrate they begin to demand the imposition of sharia law. There have been numerous criminal trials in the US where a father has murdered his daughter and justified it using Sharia law.
An Iraqi immigrant was found guilty of second degree murder today for running over his daughter, a crime motivated, prosecutors said, by the Arizona Muslim man’s belief that the 20-year-old woman had become “too Westernized.”
According to prosecutors, Almaleki and his daughter fought over her adoption of Western ways, including her decision to attend college, her rejection of an arranged marriage and her chosing [sic]a boyfriend her parents did not approve of.
The usual suspects are claiming that banning Sharia law is, well, racist.
In a disturbing trend, anti-Muslim bigotry has recently crept into state legislatures around the country. Several states have passed or attempted to pass laws designed to prevent courts from applying Islamic or “Sharia” law, as well as “foreign” or “international law.” Some, such as a constitutional amendment passed in Oklahoma, mention Sharia specifically, in addition to international law. Others only mention foreign or international law. Whatever the specific terminology, all of these attempts raise serious red flags.
Efforts to single out Muslims and to advance the ugly idea that anything Islamic is un-American are unjust and discriminatory and should be rejected.
That little gem is from our friends at the American Civil Liberties Union. Virtually every group on the political left is experiencing hysteria over the idea that Sharia law should not be used in US courts.
We have seen Supreme Court Justices refer to international law in their decisions. We wouldn’t be surprised to see imposition of Sharia law creeping into US courts. We think it’s pretty obvious that as long as Muslims have their Public Relations man sitting in the Oval Office, Sharia law will be given free reign, so it is important for the states to block imposition of “international law” at the state level.
Has your state taken a stand in favor of Constitutional law? Is your state considering banning “international law”? If not, why not.
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