Texas Banned Sharia Law, Media Silent!
God bless Texas! This happened earlier this year, but I'm willing to bet you heard nothing about it. A good old blackout by the Crooked Media. So since they won't tell you about it, we will.
God bless Texas!
This happened earlier this year, but I’m willing to bet you heard nothing about it.
A good old blackout by the Crooked Media. So since they won’t tell you about it, we will. And we’d love your help to continue spreading this story and thanking the good people of Texas and their Governor Greg Abbott.
The new law is designed to keep Sharia Law out of Texan Courts, and that’s exactly the way it should be! Americans DO NOT want Sharia Law, it’s an abomination! I am praying that the other 49 states follow suit, or that President Trump makes a similar declaration on a Federal level – it would be well within his rights to do so.
Here are more of the details.
First up, here’s Breitbart:
Texas Governor Greg Abbott signed into law House Bill 45, more commonly known as “American Laws for American Courts,” or ALAC. It prohibits the use of any foreign law in the state’s courts, specifically in family cases that involve marriage or parent-child relationship matters.
One of the bill’s co-authors Representative Jeff Leach (R-Plano) thanked the governor, who signed HB 45 on Wednesday. Leach called the law “vitally important bill to further safeguard and protect our Constitutional rights!” In the last legislative session, Leach authored the comparable yet unsuccessful ALAC measure, House Bill 562.
HB 45 lead author Representative Dan Flynn (R-Canton) also introduced similar past legislation that failed. In a recent press release, Flynn noted foreign law is often applied in Texas cases concerning divorce orders, child support, property settlements and sometime even, spouses enter into agreements to have foreign law applied to their disputes.
“My colleagues and I here at the Texas Legislature want to make sure Texas judges never apply foreign law in Texas courts in violation of constitutional rights and the public policy of our state,” said Flynn.
Under HB 45, Texas and U.S. law supersede all other laws. It prevents state judges from applying any foreign law because, in doing so, it infringes upon U.S. and Texas constitutional rights. The bill shields litigants in family law cases “against violations of constitutional rights and public policy in the application of foreign law” under the U.S. and Texas Constitutions, federal and judicial precedent, the Texas Family Code, and the Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act, among other protections.
HB 45 makes no mention of any particular foreign nation, religion, or cultural practice but clarifies that “foreign law” means a rule, law, or code from a jurisdiction outside of the United States and it shall not override U.S and Texas law or their respective constitutions. It specifies that a “foreign judgment” means a ruling from a court, tribunal, or administrative adjudicator outside U.S. states and territories. The bill underscores that, in the event of any legal conflicts, “federal or state law prevails.”
In January 2015, Breitbart Texas confirmed in a report that an Islamic tribunal using Sharia law operated in Dallas. Dr. Taher El-badawi, one of four attorneys who called themselves “judges” and not arbitrators, claimed the tribunal and its decisions were “voluntary.” El-badawi said the tribunal operated under Sharia as a form of “non-binding dispute resolution” in civil disputes in family and business cases but also admitted that when in conflict between Sharia and Texas law, “we follow Sharia law.”
And here is CBN News:
Texas lawmakers are taking serious measures to protect Americans from sharia law.
The Texas state Senate passed HB45, the Texas Foreign Law Procedural Protection Act. It bars any foreign code of law, including sharia law, from the state’s courts, specifically in “family law cases.”
It has come under fire from pro-Muslim groups.
The Center for American Islamic Relations (CAIR) dubbed it “anit-sharia,” and encouraged citizens to protest it.
Numerous aspects of it, and many other foreign legal codes, violate constitutional rights of Americans.
Under sharia law alone, whippings, other cruel methods of punishments, and even certain types of killings, are permissible in extreme cases. Children are also sometimes allowed to be married off to adults.
It provides for only American laws to be used in American courts.
Banning the implementation of foreign, and specifically sharia law isn’t a new concept. Similar bills have been introduced in 13 other states this year alone.
For example, Michigan’s House of Representatives introduced HB 4499 earlier this year. It would partially stop foreign laws being used and “provide for modification or voiding of certain contractual provisions or agreements that would result in a violation of constitutional rights.”
Way to go Texas, keep up the great work!
Not to us, O Lord, not to us,
But to Your name be the glory
Because of Your love and your faithfulness!