Monday, February 07, 2011

South Carolina Bill Would Void Moslem Laws

A bill was introduced in the South Carolina legislature that would prevent SC courts from enforcing foreign law, to include moslem Sharia law.

The proposal doesn't specifically mention Islam or Sharia law.

The bill's co-sponsor, State Senator Mike Fair (R-Greenville), stated, "What we're trying to do is, with certainty, restate the obvious, particularly for our newcomers, that culture from a foreign country or religion does not dictate our law."

However, moslem advocates claim that the bill would interfere with documents such as will, which distribute property in accordance with moslem tradition.

"The backers of these discriminatory proposals realize if they put specific references to Sharia or Muslims, it won't pass constitutional muster," said Ibrahim Hooper, spokesman for the Council on American-Islamic Relations.

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4 Comments:

Blogger Al said...

"the bill would interfere with documents such as will, which distribute property in accordance with moslem tradition."
BS!!!!!!!!!!!!
They know full well that most states will allow property to be distributed exactly as the will states. Do any states even have community property or percentage to spouse/children laws any more?
The double standard of demanding we operate by their law only is disgusting.
I wonder how these same people would feel if we demanded that Americans in Muslim countries be allowed to say they have to be treated according to US law? Oh wait, I do, they would tell us exactly what they told Papa Benedetto when he said something about the treatment of Coptic Christians, butt out.

2:46 AM  
Blogger tuleesh said...

"However, moslem advocates claim that the bill would interfere with documents such as will, which distribute property in accordance with moslem tradition..."

Oh, really? Well then, why not go back to the place where "interference" of a non-Muslim country's laws won't be a problem.

Good G-d, those CAIR freaks are not Islamic "tough guys." They're nothing but whinny babies who scream when they don't get their way.

3:34 AM  
Blogger scotju said...

Nothing could be finer than to pass a law in South Caroliner to forbid the enforcing of foreign laws by the SC courts. Only laws that reflect traditional American morality and values should be passed and enforced in this country.

11:38 AM  
Blogger tom.donovan said...

I completely agree that a firewall should be created which keeps Sharia law from getting any deeper a toe-hold in our nation and in our jurisprudence.

The only catch is that such law would also interfere with Canon Law, would it not? To write a civil law that dismisses any affect of Church law might be disastrous to the good order of the Catholic Church:

Consider a pastor or theologian who wants to dig-in and not be disciplined by a bishop. He could appeal to civil law for unemployment compensation or reinstatement or whatever. Civil law would take the disciplinary power away from the bishops (if they had the guts to use it).

Consider the St. Stan's debacle in St. Louis. It is an appeal through the courts to Church Law that should win the day there... all things being equal (which we know they are not).

I hope they are being very careful with how they write this legislation.

10:38 PM  

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