There were a series of anti-Sharia protests last week in a nationwide “March Against Sharia” in over 20 cities which were held by the group ACT for America. These are said to be America’s largest protests against Islam in the history, even though namely the protests were against one Islamic law.
Not long after these protests, there were a lot of counter demonstrations too, some of which were orchestrated by “Antifa” and other left-leaning groups who think it would be best to stick up for the religious-right in the Middle East. Of course, some of the counter-protesters saw the anti-Sharia protests as anti-Muslim, which clearly wasn’t the goal. The march that took place was only driven by the idea to point out that Islamic law is incompatible with Western democracy.
If is no resistance to highly likely infringements on the separation of church(in this case mosque) and state, the correct do-gooders in the political world could actually allow the Sharia law to exist and to operate, just like in Germany, France and UK.
So far, Linda Sarsour has filed complaints about 22 state enacting laws “preventing Muslims from practicing their religion,” even though it’s unclear if she realizes that such a “prohibition” suits only her fellow Muslims, the women especially, and nobody else.
I can’t see the logic in her complaint. Anyhow, looks like she’s going to have one more state to whine about now.
As reported by 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.
Maybe it isn’t explicitly an “anti-Sharia” legislation, but it sure as hell acts like one.
It remains to be seen what kind of objections will come from the leftist now. No doubt it will be very interesting this next period.