No Islamic Law in Kansas (were these folks really worrying about it?)

Kansas Governor Sam Brownback has now signed a bill banning the

Sam Brownback, Freedom’s Hero

state’s courts or government agencies from basing decisions on Islamic Law (or any other foreign legal code). This, of course, is something that was keeping the good people of Kansas up all night wondering when Allah was going to take over their fast food restaurants and soap operas.

The law takes effect on July 1, and doesn’t specifically mention Shariah law, which broadly refers to codes within the Islamic legal system. It says courts, administrative agencies or state tribunals can base no rulings on any foreign law or legal systems that do not grant the same rights as those guaranteed by state and U.S. constitutions.

Let’s take this a step further… a national Muslim group is apparently planning a court challenge. the American Public Policy Alliance, a Michigan group promoting model legislation similar to the new Kansas law…it wants to protect Americans’ freedoms from “infiltration” by foreign laws and legal doctrines, “especially Islamic Shariah Law.” Ibrahim Hooper, a spokesman for the Washington-based Council on American-Islamic Relations, said a court challenge is likely because supporters of the measure frequently expressed concern about Shariah law. also, If Brownback “claims it has nothing to do with Shariah or Islamic law or Muslims, then he wasn’t paying attention.

I guess we’ll keep an eye on Kansas for a while and see the result of protecting our freedoms and all. These are tough times.

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Posted on May 26, 2012, in Announcement, blogs, Economics, editorial, Education, election, ethics, event, Family, Fast Food, Finance, government, history, Legal, News, Opinion, Politics, quote, vote, Word from Bill. Bookmark the permalink. Comments Off on No Islamic Law in Kansas (were these folks really worrying about it?).

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