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Kansas lawmakers pass effective ban on Islamic law
Reuters ^ | 5/12/2012 | Kevin Murphy

Posted on 05/12/2012 5:07:22 PM PDT by markomalley

Kansas lawmakers have passed legislation intended to prevent the state courts or agencies from using Islamic or other non-U.S. laws in making decisions, a measure critics have blasted as an embarrassment to the state.

The legislation, which passed 33-3 in the state Senate on Friday and 120-0 previously in the House, is widely known in Kansas as the "Sharia bill," because the perceived goal of supporters is to keep Islamic code from being recognized in Kansas.

The bill was sent to Republican Governor Sam Brownback, who has not indicated whether he will sign it.

In interviews on Saturday, a supporter of the bill said it reassured foreigners in Kansas that state laws and the U.S. Constitution will protect them. But an opponent said the bill's real purpose is to hold Islam out for ridicule.

Kansas Representative Peggy Mast, a lead sponsor of the bill for the past two years, said the goal was to make sure there was no confusion that American laws prevailed on American soil.

Mast said research showed more than 50 cases around the United States where courts or government agencies took laws from Sharia or other legal systems into account in decision-making.

(Excerpt) Read more at news.yahoo.com ...


TOPICS: Extended News; Foreign Affairs; Government; US: Kansas
KEYWORDS: kansas; kansasbanssharia; kansassharia

1 posted on 05/12/2012 5:07:26 PM PDT by markomalley
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To: markomalley

Countdown to Obama Administration injunction lawsuit. 3, 2, 1.


2 posted on 05/12/2012 5:10:21 PM PDT by AmericanInTokyo (The FR - Commandante Hugo Chavez Death BETTING POOL is now officially ON!!!)
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To: markomalley

It passes the legislature 153-3 and the unbiased press calls it an embarrassment to the state.

What Kansas really needs is forced marriages for 6 years olds, girls covered head to toe and honor killings I guess.


3 posted on 05/12/2012 5:12:05 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: markomalley
a measure critics have blasted as an embarrassment to the state.

What does this silly statement have to do with the news content of this story?

Ruck Footers.

4 posted on 05/12/2012 5:12:52 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: GeronL

And they pretend not to know whether Governor Brownback will sign it. Well, with those numbers in the House and Senate, he’d certainly be an idiot not to. Not to mention the Constitution, State’s Rights, and what it means to be an American.

Or used to mean.


5 posted on 05/12/2012 5:15:01 PM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: skeeter

The liberals have told us that there is no need to pass laws banning Sharia, because Sharia law is not going to be used in America.

The liberals also told us that there is no need for states to pass marriage amendments, because the state laws already defined marriage.

I am concerned if liberals tell us there is no need for a law on a certain subject. Since liberals tend to want more laws and regulations on various subjects, I wonder why on some subjects, they object to laws being passed.


6 posted on 05/12/2012 5:15:48 PM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: Cicero

Just notice the tone of the article, as if this is obviously some kind of useless or even ludicrous law.


7 posted on 05/12/2012 5:16:52 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: markomalley

Thank You Kansas!
A welcome glimpse of sanity in an
otherwise loony world.


8 posted on 05/12/2012 5:18:39 PM PDT by bossmechanic (If all else fails, hit it with a hammer)
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To: Dilbert San Diego

Yep


9 posted on 05/12/2012 5:20:36 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: markomalley

Yeah Kansas!

Bless y’all — you’re true Americans.


10 posted on 05/12/2012 5:22:53 PM PDT by 353FMG
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To: Dilbert San Diego
Since liberals tend to want more laws and regulations on various subjects, I wonder why on some subjects, they object to laws being passed.

It makes sense - in this case the liberals are objecting to the passing of a law that prevents the passing of more laws.

11 posted on 05/12/2012 5:30:29 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: markomalley
Go Jay Hawks Go Power cats Go Shockers! Go Kansas my home state. Sometime we do get it right here in Kansas despite electing Sibelius as Governor in the past.
12 posted on 05/12/2012 5:34:31 PM PDT by guitarplayer1953 (Grammar & spelling maybe wrong, get over it, the world will not come to an end!)
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To: markomalley
Yah,and the voters of California voted to outlaw homosexual marriage.There's sure to be at least *one* Osama/BillyBob.Jimmah appointee who's willing to set the misguided Kansas legislature straight.
13 posted on 05/12/2012 5:50:29 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Julia: another casualty of the "War on Poverty")
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To: markomalley

Thank you, Kansas!


14 posted on 05/12/2012 5:59:02 PM PDT by onedoug
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To: markomalley

Tim Owens = Dhimmi RINO.


15 posted on 05/12/2012 6:03:54 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: markomalley
"a measure critics have blasted as an embarrassment to the state. "

Maybe the embarrasement is that a few scarecrows in Kansas have finally gotten a brain. The rest of the states will have to catch up before the cancer of Islam spreads across America.

16 posted on 05/12/2012 6:04:22 PM PDT by wesagain (The God (Elohim) of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob is the One True GOD.)
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To: markomalley
Seems to me I read something about "consent of the governed." If we haven't voted on it, it shouldn't be applied to us.
17 posted on 05/12/2012 6:05:35 PM PDT by JoeFromSidney (book: RESISTANCE TO TYRANNY. Buy from Amazon.)
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To: markomalley
Good, now I hope someone will stop asking me to press 1 for English!
18 posted on 05/12/2012 6:05:58 PM PDT by ForAmerica (Conservative Christian Black Man!)
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To: Dilbert San Diego; lightman; SF_Redux

All liberals lie.
All liberals = 100% wrong, all of the time.
All liberals & most demoncraps think that life is just a sponge bath, with a happy ending.


19 posted on 05/12/2012 6:27:37 PM PDT by carriage_hill (("My junk was junked by the TSA!"))
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To: carriage_hill

Tagline test; pls ignore.


20 posted on 05/12/2012 6:29:07 PM PDT by carriage_hill (All liberals & most demoncraps think that life is just a sponge bath, with a happy ending.)
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To: markomalley

“A report earlier this year showed that nearly a third of Americans believed American Muslims want to establish Sharia law in the United States.”

Did these journalists even considered those *Muslims* who have said they want to establish Sharia law in the United States?

http://www.humanevents.com/article.php?id=42010

A U.S. Muslim group (The Islamic Thinker’s Society) is planning a demonstration featuring controversial British imams who are advocating for the implementation of Sharia law in the United States, in front of the White House.

Hizb ut-Tahrir (HT), (is) a group seeking to install a global Islamic caliphate. HT also seeks to destroy democracy and states that Sharia has supremacy over the Constitution in the United States.


21 posted on 05/12/2012 7:31:56 PM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy
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To: markomalley

Home of Kris Kobach. We get it right once in a while (we beg the country’s forgiveness for Sebelius).


22 posted on 05/12/2012 7:49:22 PM PDT by mykroar (Romney: Snatching defeat from the jaws of victory. Shows daily.)
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To: markomalley
Yes, indeed.

This even being brought up, much less passed by the KS Senate, might be due to the "Retire the RINOs" move throughout the Senate ranks (especially those in KS 3rd Congressional District.

23 posted on 05/12/2012 8:00:43 PM PDT by zerosix (native sunflower)
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To: onedoug

It’s sad and scary that this is even necessary. This country can not continue the way it is. TSA stopping cars on the highway, Military using drones to spy on us—I guess posse commitus (spelling) is ignored.


24 posted on 05/12/2012 8:34:09 PM PDT by jayrunner
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To: markomalley

Hey Kanas!!!

Do us Arizonians a favor and send us a copy of your bill and we’ll send you a copy of SB1070 in return.


25 posted on 05/12/2012 8:53:28 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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