EXCELLENT! More and more states move to ban foreign (sharia) law in the United States

BurqaShariaDominateA growing number of states are targeting what they see as a threat to their court systems: the influence of international, specifically Islamic ‘sharia’ laws. At the same time Muslim pressure groups like CAIR (Council on American Islamic Relations) are filing lawsuits and trying to strong arm every state that is proposing its own version of anti-sharia legislation.

USA Today  North Carolina last month became the seventh state to pass legislation barring judges from considering foreign law in their decisions, including sharia. The bill awaits the signature of Republican Gov. Pat McCrory. 

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Six other states — Arizona, Kansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, South Dakota and Tennessee — have already enacted similar legislation since 2010, and at least 25 have introduced such measures, according to the Pew Research Center’s Religion and Public Life Project.

One exception to this trend is Missouri. In June, Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon, a Democrat, vetoed a foreign law bill, saying it would make international adoptions more difficult.


Sharia, or Islamic law, is both a moral code and religious law that governs all aspects of Muslim life, ranging from religious obligations to family relationships. It is derived from the Quran, the main religious text of Islam, and the teachings of Mohammed, the Muslim prophet.

Many of the bills, including North Carolina’s, would apply only in situations in which invoking foreign law would violate a person’s constitutional rights. “They exist purely to create a conversation around what sharia is,” said Corey Saylor, a spokesman for the Council on American-Islamic Relations.


Advocates of the foreign law bans say they safeguard American constitutional liberties, but critics argue they are unnecessary and could complicate international business and contract law.

The bans could also make it difficult to enforce foreign money judgments and matters of family law, like divorce decrees, that are based on a foreign law or religion, said Matthew Duss, a policy analyst at the left-leaning Center for American Progress. “We’ll have to wait for the test cases to come, but there are a range of issues in which these bans could create real legal uncertainty,” Duss said.

Islamic Sharia law

Supporters of the legislation, including Frank Gaffney, president of the Center for Security Policy, say that Islamic law is slipping into U.S. courts. “It’s an affront to the Constitution of the United States,” he said, “and detrimental to those whose rights are infringed.”

In the U.S., sharia, like other religious law, can enter court through divorce and custody cases or in commercial litigation, mainly when contracts cannot be settled in a religious setting. But the exact frequency of such instances is hard to measure.

A 2011 report by the Center for Security Policy, a Washington, D.C., think tank, cited 50 examples. However, in many of them, constitutional rights trumped foreign or religious laws in judges’ decisions.


One outlier is a 2010 New Jersey case, where a state court found that a man did not intend to rape his wife because he thought his religion allowed him to have sexual intercourse with her at any time. An appeals court eventually overturned that ruling.

The wave of state action began in Oklahoma in 2010, when a voter initiative to prohibit sharia in state courts passed with 70% of the popular vote. In 2012, a federal circuit court struck down the measure. In its wake, the laws have been retooled to ban all foreign law in state courts to avoid targeting one religion.



15 comments on “EXCELLENT! More and more states move to ban foreign (sharia) law in the United States

  1. The problem of Islam is spiritual.The church must wake up and fight this battle bc most political leaders are blind and atheists.

  2. The problem is give them an inch they will take a mile. They have done this in other countries where the citizens didn’t see a problem at first but now women are getting brutally raped and under sharia law the muslim rapist are innocent because their religion gives them the right to rape woman and do even worse to them. Sharia law eventually opens the door to many horrific acts and protects them from hate crimes, while the rest of us have to obey our laws they do not .. abusive husbands who beat their wives and rape their children are protected under sharia and in court the wife is below the rights of the abusive husband and often loses custody to the abuser. They rape and torture swedish women and are free to walk under sharia. Youtube muslim violence or riots in the UK , sweden and countries that have allowed sharia and muslims to populate. Allowing it here will eventually cause disaster .

  3. Sharia law is found in all countries in the world even in the country that hate Muslims more i.e. Israel- You seem to confuse penal law in sharia which only applies to Muslims and no one else with day to day on how Muslims should live. Sharia law is only for Muslims i can not see where the problem is.:

    • The problem is this is the United States of America and we have laws brought forth by legislators, voted on by our Congress and upheld by our judicial process. If Muslims want a different set of laws applied to them, they can go to those nations ruled by Sharia law. In America they will be held to OUR laws!

    • Two things. First, Muslims are never happy to have the law apply only to them. I could give you a thesis of examples, but here’s just one: http://www.france24.com/en/20130710-saudi-arabia-expel-foreigners-breaking-ramadan-fast

      Second, Muslims come to countries like France, the UK, and America who already have laws in place and seek to change those laws. If you want to live somewhere where Sharia is law, go to Sharia-land. There’s lots of them to choose from these days. If you want to be live not in Sharia-land, accept the laws of the land where you are, and don’t try to turn it in to a Sharia-land vassal state.

    • iftikhara,, it sounds like you are engaging in Taquiya, my friend. You may think us infidels are ignorant of Muslim goals to dominate the world with Sharia, but our American freedoms–granted to all people’s by the God of Creation (and Israel)–allow us to educate ourselves on all matters, regardless of our station, gender, age, or religion. So, denying the truth in an attempt to hide the Muslim agenda and keep people uneducated and unawares, will not work here. Sorry.

  4. This is another excellent opportunity for organizations like ACT! for America to become active among their 250-plus chapters in the USA. Currently, inter alia, they’re focusing on the pisslamic crap that’s currently begin taught in junior high schools (in essence, white-washinging the ugliness and terror of islam throughout its history – particularly here in the West).

    We certainly have out work cut out for us, but I do have faith that I will see the day when pisslam will finally REALLY be on the defensive and have to defend its every indefensible tenent! I think, as more & more Patriots are educated about this looming threat, We the People will finally say, “No Mas!!”

  5. Missouri is going to go through a veto override process. It ain’t over. I’ll keep you updated on WA state… we got some of the language of this bill into a Senate bill on Specialty courts and it passed. Stay tuned for some fun in Jan that will make CAIR’s head explode!

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