Kansas Legislature Passes Anti-Sharia Prohibitions
May 15, 2012, 10:33 PM
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One of the great things about the Tea Party movement has been its rekindling of popular interest in the Constitution. Pocket copies of the document are handed out at gatherings, and people read them to understand what limits are supposed to exist on government in this country.

Reading the Constitution is a reminder of the wisdom of the founders, and how fortunate we are to have a blueprint of laws that is simple, yet protects individual rights like freedom of speech and religion.

With proper respect in mind, why would the United States of America need another system of law, particularly one that is the enforcement strategy of a religiously framed totalitarian system, namely Islam?

Washington’s destructive diversity policy of Muslim immigration has brought that hostile ideology to this country, and one of its strategies of insinuation is using the tenets of sharia law in American courts.

Sometimes Muslims use the cultural defense to defend their crimes, particularly against women, where the argument is that in the home country, women must obey men or face physical punishment including honor killing. But Muslims’ culture has been constructed by centuries of living under sharia. Islam is an all-encompassing system for society, more political than spiritual.

Interestingly, David Yerushalmi, one of the pro-Constitution lawyers involved in the Kansas legislation, reports that the ACLU in on the side of barbaric sharia law that regards women as subhuman and non-Muslims as enemies:

It is not known whether Governor Brownback will sign the bill into law.

In U.S., Kansas lawmakers pass an effective ban on Islamic law, Reuters, May 14, 2012
By Reuters Staff MAY 14, 2012

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.

Commonly, they involved divorce, child custody, property division or other cases where the woman was treated unfairly, Mast said.

“I want people of other cultures, when they come to the United States, to know the freedoms they have in regard to women’s and children’s rights,” said Mast, a Republican. “An important part of this bill would be to educate them.”

State Senator Tim Owens, chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, said there was no need for legislation reaffirming American laws that already exist. All the proposed legislation does, he said, was target one particular group – Muslims – for discrimination.