The “American Laws for American Courts” act has been passed into law in Tennessee, Louisiana and Arizona. To find out more about the law, a Forty Minute Course is available online.
By a vote of 120-0, the Kansas House passed a bill prohibiting judges in the state from making any ruling based on a foreign or religious law that is contrary to the state or federal Constitution. The bill, called the “Kansas Laws for Kansas Courts Act,” is a pre-emptive measure designed to prevent the spread of Islamic sharialaw, according to its supporters, including Rep. Peggy Mast, R-Emporia, and Rep. Jan Pauls, D-Hutchinson.
The bill doesn’t specifically mention sharia so as not to be declared discriminatory. A similar bill, which was approved by 70 percent of Oklahoma voters in November, 2012, set to become an amendment to the Constitution of Oklahoma, was blocked in a federal court by U.S. District Judge Vicki Miles-LaGrange.
The Oklahoma amendment called the “Save Our State Amendment” mentioned the words “Sharia law” in its wording (along with all other international laws that violate U.S. laws). Muneer Awad, Oklahoma’s executive director of CAIR (Council on American-Islamic Relations) brought the lawsuit against the amendment, arguing that the law violated his First Amendment rights to freedom of religion.
Ironically, under Sharia law, Mr. Awad would have no freedom of religion as evidenced by the many Muslim countries where Sharia is the law of the land.