OVER THE PAST FEW YEARS, WE’VE SEEN A DRAMATIC INCREASE IN THE NUMBER OF THE STATES TAKING ACTION TO PROTECT THEIR LEGAL SYSTEM FROM THE IMPLEMENTATION OF SHARIA LAW.
Of course, liberals argue that the move is an unnecessary one, designed to perpetuate discrimination against the Muslim population. But these 3 brave states have taken action:
1. South Carolina
It’s hard to ignore the facts here. There is a reason why states like South Carolina are passing measures like H 3521, which excludes foreign law form being used in the state.
“The General Assembly finds that it shall be the public policy of this State to protect its citizens from the application of foreign laws…when the application of foreign law will result in the violation of a right guaranteed by the Constitution of this State or of the United States,” the bill reads.
“This goes to demonstrate that the South Carolina House of Representatives is committed to preserving and protecting the American way of life here in South Carolina,” Limehouse told Breitbart. “Sharia law cannot and will not be used as a legal defence in the state of South Carolina.
According to reports, the Texas Legislature has passed a law banning Muslims from attempting to institute their own sharia-based law in their communities.
WOAI State Sen. Donna Campbell does not specifically mention Islamic law in her bill, though the measure does guarantee that no laws from ‘foreign courts’ will be adopted by Texas civil court judges.
“It’s just to provide some belt and suspenders to make sure that, with judicial discretion, we don’t trump Texas law, American law, with a foreign law regarding family law,” Campbell commented.
Alabama recently took a major step to protect their state from Sharia law. Amendment One of the state’s constitution now prohibits foreign law from being used to decide cases in Alabama courts. The amendment, originally drafted by Birmingham attorney Eric Johnston, passed easily.
“We’ve got a religious freedom amendment in Alabama. All it says is pay attention to the religious freedom amendment. Women’s rights are compromised by Sharia rights if a lawyer in a custody case says, ‘Islam requires you to do this.’ It’s a help to judges. It doesn’t create any new laws.”