The Constitution bans the use of foreign laws in our court system, but that hasn’t stopped more than 100 judges from using Sharia law to base their rulings where Muslims are involved. Senator John Cooper and Representative Brandt Smith have been working tirelessly to get HB1474 – the ‘American Laws for American Courts’ bill – through committee.
If you think Sharia law could never be considered in court rulings involving Muslims, as per our Constition, THINK AGAIN! It already is, which means states like Texas must fight to get it banned:
Act! for America (h/t Hercules P) It will go to the Senate floor for a vote on Monday. We need your help to make this happen. It is absolutely crucial that you email all the Republican senators (their emails are at the end of this blog) and urge them to please support HB1474 – American Laws for American Courts. It is very important that you also call and ask them to give a message your senator.
The message service number for the Senators is: 501-682-6107. It will re-open at 8:oo am Monday morning. Calls need to be made prior to 11:00 am. Monday morning.The vote could come any time after that.
If John Cooper is your senator we already know he is for the bill, so choose another senator to leave the message for. If they say that person is not your senator, just say, yes, but what he or she votes for affects the entire state. Please remember to be courteous.
We need to bombard them with emails and phone calls so that they will hear us loud and clear! We suggest that you put something like “Please support American Laws for American Courts” in your subject line.
Here is a sample letter that you can use or you can write your own:
Dear Senator (………)
I am respectfully asking that you please support HB1474, American Laws for America Courts (ALAC). As the US gets more people immigrating here from all over the world, often these immigrants want to use the law systems from their country of origin. In many cases, these systems are not friendly to women and children.
It would not be a good thing for foreign laws to be permitted into our society. Everyone who lives in Arkansas should live under the same set of laws – the US Constitution and the Arkansas Constitution. ALAC has already passed in several states including Tennessee, Kansas, Arizona, and Louisiana. Several other states are considering it.
(Your name and town)
Arkansas Republican Senators’ email addresses:
Yes, this is the same Boko Haram that has killed thousands of Christians in Nigeria, abducted hundreds of Christian schoolgirls, forcibly converted them to Islam and turned them into sex slaves for Muslim men, and just recently declared its allegiance to the Islamic State (ISIS). But Dean Obeidallah (above) insists that “Boko Haram has nothing to do with Islam, and it’s grotesquely irresponsible of the media to suggest it does.”
“Attention members of the media: Kindly stop referring to the Nigerian terrorist group Boko Haram as ‘Islamic terrorists,’ ‘Islamists’ or anything else involving the word ‘Islam.’ The despicable acts taken by this militant group—from kidnapping schoolgirls to slaughtering people at churches and mosques—have absolutely nothing to do with Islam. In fact, as one well-known Imam told me, the claim by Boko Haram’s leader that its actions are based on Islamic principles is “blasphemy” of the worst kind.
(Sorry, Dean boy, nobody except the far left is buying this Muslim-invented crap anymore)
Daisy Khan (one of the Ground Zero mosque proponents), founder of the Women’s Islamic Initiative in Spirituality and Equality, called Boko Haram’s kidnapping of schoolgirls a “horrendous crime” that “violates every major objective of Islam.” Khan explained that nowhere does the quran ban women from getting an education or support in any way kidnapping women and selling them as slaves, as Boko Haram has claimed. Khan described Boko Haram actions as not being a “mistaken interpretation of the quran, but a sheer fabrication of what it actually states.”
(Gee Daisy,when was the last time you cracked a quran?)
SLAVERY AND SEX SLAVERY IN THE QURAN:
Islam neither ignores nor condemns slavery. In fact, a large part of the Sharia is dedicated to the practice. Muslims are encouraged to live in the way of Muhammad, who was a slave owner and trader. He captured slaves in battle. He had sex with his slaves. And he instructed his men to do the same. The Qur’an actually devotes more verses to making sure that Muslim men know they can keep women as sex slaves than it does to telling them to pray five times a day.
Qur’an (33:50) – “O Prophet! We have made lawful to thee thy wives to whom thou hast paid their dowers; and those (slaves) whom thy right hand possesses out of the prisoners of war whom Allah has assigned to thee” This is one of several personal-sounding verses “from Allah” narrated by Muhammad – in this case allowing himself a virtually unlimited supply of sex partners. Other Muslims are restrained to four wives, but, following the example of their prophet, may also have sex with any number of slaves, as the following verse make clear:
Qur’an (23:5-6) – “..who abstain from sex, except with those joined to them in the marriage bond, or (the captives) whom their right hands possess…” This verse permits the slave-owner to have sex with his slaves. See also Qur’an (70:29-30). The Quran is a small book, so if Allah used valuable space to repeat the same point four times, then sex slavery must be very important to him.
Qur’an (4:24) – “And all married women (are forbidden unto you) save those (captives) whom your right hands possess.” Even sex with married slaves is permissible.
Qur’an (8:69) – “But (now) enjoy what ye took in war, lawful and good” A reference to war booty, of which slaves were a part. The Muslim slave master may enjoy his “catch” because (according to verse 71) “Allah gave you mastery over them.”
Qur’an (24:32) – “And marry those among you who are single and those who are fit among your male slaves and your female slaves…” Breeding slaves based on fitness.
Qur’an (2:178) – “O ye who believe! Retaliation is prescribed for you in the matter of the murdered; the freeman for the freeman, and the slave for the slave, and the female for the female.” The message of this verse, which prescribes the rules of retaliation for murder, is that all humans are not created equal. The human value of a slave is less than that of a free person (and a woman’s worth is also distinguished from that of a man’s).
Qur’an (16:75) – “Allah sets forth the Parable (of two men: one) a slave under the dominion of another; He has no power of any sort; and (the other) a man on whom We have bestowed goodly favours from Ourselves, and he spends thereof (freely), privately and publicly: are the two equal? (By no means;) praise be to Allah.” Yet another confirmation that the slave is is not equal to the master. In this case it is plain that the slave owes his status to Allah’s will. (According to 16:71, the owner should be careful about insulting Allah by bestowing Allah’s gifts on slaves – those whom the god of Islam has not favored).
BOKO HARAM: ISLAMIC TERROR, DEATH AND BLOOD
Plano state Rep. Jeff Leach’s bill that appears aimed at Islamic tribunals is up for a hearing Tuesday in Austin. It should be interesting.
Dallas News Go to this House webcasting site in the afternoon and watch to see if the Judiciary and Civil Jurisprudence Committee has started its meeting. It’s scheduled for shortly after the House chamber session in the afternoon.in the afternoon and watch to see if the Judiciary and Civil Jurisprudence Committee has started its meeting. It’s scheduled for shortly after the House chamber session in the afternoon. Times float.
This bill (HB 562) now has more joint and co-authors hanging off it than ornaments on a Christmas tree. From North Texas, the posse includes Jodie Laubenberg, Dewayne Burns, Rodney Anderson, Pat Fallon, Phil King, Matt Krause, Morgan Meyer, Tan Parker, Matt Rinaldi, Scott Sanford, Matt Shaheen, Ken Sheets, Ron Simmons, Jonathan Stickland, Tony Tinderholt, Scott Turner, Jason Villalba and Bill Zedler. And ALL Republicans.
Dallas News A national furor over Islam has touched down in the heart of North Texas, where Irving’s mayor has accused mosque leaders of creating separate laws for Muslims.
The dispute has made Mayor Beth Van Duyne a hero among a growing movement that believes Muslims are plotting to take over American culture and courts.
“It fuels anti-Islamic hysteria,” said Zia Sheikh, the Islamic Center of Irving’s imam. “Her whole point was to rile up her supporters. … People are trying to galvanize their base. The problem is we become the whipping boys.”
The mayor stands by her statements, including an interview with former Fox News host Glenn Beck last month, when she said Sheikh and other imams were “bypassing American courts” by offering to mediate disputes among their worshippers according to an Islamic code called Shariah.
This has led Van Duyne to back Rep. Jeff Leach’s bill, “American Laws for American Courts,” which would forbid judges from the already illegal practice of using foreign law in their rulings.
While the bill does not mention religion, Leach, R-Plano, has singled out the Islamic mediation panel as a “problem” it will solve. The wording is largely identical to a bill filed several years ago, pitched then as a way to stop the influence of “large populations of Middle-Easterners.”
“They’re calling me Islamophobic because I’m supporting the U.S. and Texas constitutions, and U.S. and Texas laws?” Van Duyne said, after being told that Muslims plan to protest tonight’s vote. “I’m not going to be embarrassed because I’m standing proud to be an American.”
Sheikh is a co-founder of the Islamic Tribunal, a panel of Dallas-area imams that offers to mediate disputes between Muslims for a fee. And following the CAIR-Texas spokesman, who says Muslims are above the law, man-made American law, the texas-islamic-tribunal-lawyers-appear-to-be-practicing-without-license.
Breitbart Texas has learned the four Islamic Tribunal “lawyers” in Dallas do not appear to be licensed to practice law in Texas. A search of the State Bar of Texas’ membership lookup revealed the four men are not listed as members of the Bar. Breitbart Texasconfirmed this search in a conversation with the Bar’s membership department who claimed they had no membership listing for the four individuals.
“This is how it starts,” a Breitbart.com writer warned in January, conflating the service with “vicious, misogynistic, and brutal” systems in other countries.
While the tribunal is headquartered in Dallas, blog posts around the country pegged its home as Irving: the purported ground zero in a Muslim takeover of the U.S. legal system.
Irving’s perceived link went viral with a February Facebook post, in which Van Duyne vowed to contact state legislators and “fight with every fiber of my being” if the group was violating basic rights.
Van Duyne later told The Dallas Morning News she based her comments on the Islamic Tribunal’s website, which referenced religious courts in Islamic history and called the imams “judges,” but clearly advertised itself as “a mediation and non-binding arbitration firm.”
The mayor’s stand against the tribunal made her a celebrity in online circles where the U.S. Muslim population is routinely linked without evidence to Islamic terror groups and dictatorships on other continents.
Muslims don’t consider themselves Americans except when they go to the Welfare office
The mayor finally sat down with Muslim leaders late last month, after Sheikh asked to meet her. The imam said he was was surprised when Van Duyne brought Texas House members Rodney Anderson, R-Austin, and Matt Rinaldi, R-Austin, with her.
The mayor said Sheikh asked for an apology and retraction of her Facebook post. Sheikh said he simply “asked her to clarify a statement … which seemed very Islamophobic.”
In any case, the mayor didn’t back down. “She flat out refused,” he said. “She said, ‘my statement wasn’t inflammatory in any way, shape or form.’ ”
Rinaldi said to Sheikh, if you support this bill, it will ease a lot of tensions [and assure people] you are not here to change the system. You’re not here to change the constitution,” Sheikh said.
But it was the imam’s turn to refuse. “We don’t care about the bill,” Sheikh said. “It’s not going to affect us in any way shape or form. The bottom line is the foundation of this bill is anti-Islamic.”