Friday, May 25, 2012

Foreign Law Banned in Kansas Courts

Hat tip to Jihad Watch.

Count one for the good guys.

"It's a great day for freedom. Thank you to all Jihad Watch readers who heeded my call to email and tweet Governor Brownback urging him to sign Kansas's anti-Sharia law. Brownback's office was flooded with messages from defenders of freedom, and he heeded us. Pamela Geller has more details here. "Governor Signs Bill Blocking Use Of Islamic Law," from Associated Press, May 25:
Gov. Sam Brownback has signed into law a bill aimed at keeping Kansas courts or government agencies from basing decisions on Islamic or other foreign legal codes.

Brownback's office notified the Senate of his action Friday, but he actually signed the measure Monday. The new law will take effect in July.

Muslim groups had urged him to veto the measure, arguing it promotes discrimination. Supporters say it simply restates American values."

It's a small step, but a significant one. The Islamic lobby expended  lot of effort to convince the Governor to refrain from signing the Bill into law. 

I have no doubt that this law will be appealed, but unlike a similar law that had been struck down in Oklahoma, this Law prohibits all foreign law from being applied within the state and does not specify Sharia. I think that there is a good chance that this law will pass the examinationsof the Courts.

I am surprised that Barry has not weighed in with his two cents on this issue. He has a penchant for doing all that he can to make anyone who seeks to uphold American values look like a bad guy. Where is the complaint about those who cling to "religion, guns, and antipathy" towards others?

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