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Kansas Gov. signs banning sharia law...

Discussion in 'Politics, Elections & Legislation' started by bgf, May 26, 2012.

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  1. bgf

    bgf Active Member

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    Reported by Newsmax...

    Republican Kansas Governor Sam Brownback signed a bill aimed at keeping state courts and agencies from using Islamic or other non-U.S. laws when making decisions, his office said on Friday.
    The law has been dubbed the "sharia bill" because critics say it targets the Islamic legal code. Sharia, or Islamic law, covers all aspects of Muslim life, including religious obligations and financial dealings. Opponents of state bans say they could nullify wills or legal contracts between Muslims.

    Supporters said the law will reassure foreigners in Kansas that state laws and the U.S. Constitution would protect them. Opponents said it singled out Muslims for ridicule and was unnecessary because American laws prevail on U.S. soil.

    Sherriene Jones-Sontag, a spokeswoman for the governor, said in an e-mail that the bill "makes it clear that Kansas courts will rely exclusively on the laws of our state and our nation when deciding cases and will not consider the laws of foreign jurisdictions."

    Legislators supporting the bill said there were many cases around the country where judges or state agencies cited sharia law in deciding cases, especially involving divorce-related custody and property matters where Islamic code differs from U.S. law.

    The Council on American-Islamic Relations in Washington denounced the Kansas law and said it is considering legal action.

    About 20 states have considered similar legislation but the Kansas law is the only one signed in recent weeks, council spokesman Ibrahim Hooper said.

    Federal courts struck down an Oklahoma law voters approved in 2010 that barred state judges from considering sharia law in making decisions. The court called the law discriminatory.

    Can I get an amen?...

    Bernie
  2. Catpower

    Catpower Well-Known Member

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    Amen, Bernie
  3. crusha

    crusha TS Member

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    So...let's see if the Obama "Justice" (sic) department can summon enough smarts not to rush out and file suit against this, in an election year...?
  4. TOOLMAKER 251

    TOOLMAKER 251 TS Member

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    You must assimilate in our culture and if this will be a problem, then stay where you are. We have enough problems with another culture living hear.
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    Good for Kansas. I could give a s**t if muslims have problems with wills, marrying 6 year olds or having sex with thier wives for 10 days after they kill them. If you can't live under the Constitution of the United States of America----Get the f**k out. oz
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    I will give Oz the Amen. Very simple huh.
  7. likes-to-shoot

    likes-to-shoot Well-Known Member

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    All hail Oz!!!!!!!!!!!
  8. slide action

    slide action Active Member

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    If you don't like our Laws, and want your Muslim laws, then go back to the Goat smellin, Camel herding, sand pit country that you can from!!!!!!!
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