Skip to comments.Kansas lawmakers pass effective ban on Islamic law
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.
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“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?
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.
Home of Kris Kobach. We get it right once in a while (we beg the country’s forgiveness for Sebelius).
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.
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.
Do us Arizonians a favor and send us a copy of your bill and we’ll send you a copy of SB1070 in return.