The bill was inspired by the hard work of outraged parents who objected to history textbooks in Florida schools that contained overly extensive chapters about Islam but virtually nothing about all the other religions combined. Muslim Brotherhood front group CAIR fought against this bill every step of the way.
OCALA Florida’s school districts will be required to review and select textbooks under a bill passed by the Florida Senate.
The Senate on Friday voted 21-19 for the bill which was pushed in response to a backlash over national education standards called Common Core. The bill was also inspired by complaints over a high school world history textbook that some said gave too much attention to Islam.
School boards currently select textbooks from a list drawn up by the Florida Department of Education. Sen. Alan Hays, R-Umatilla, said the legislation was needed so that school board members will be accountable to parents and voters.
Opponents complained it would cost districts money to review textbooks. Sen. Geraldine Thompson, D-Orlando, said she was worried the bill would lead to censorship.
Here’s an ABC report. Notorious “lipstick boy,” Ahmed Rehab of CAIR-Chicago, weighs in. The video lets you see the enormous size of this mosquetrosity.
And here’s one from NBC:
ORIGINAL STORY: oh-noes-one-shot-allegedly-fired-at-an-illinois-mosque
Florida Senate Judiciary Committee votes 6 to 3 in favor of approving the American Laws for American Courts bill which would prohibit Sharia and other foreign laws from being recognized by Florida courts.
As soon as it gets to the third round, I will be asking your help again in emailing those who will vote. Thank you for your cooperation in the first two rounds.
Florida Family Assoc The Florida Senate Judiciary Committee approved American Laws for American Courts legislation which would prohibit Sharia and other foreign laws during the committee’s March 25, 2014 meeting.
The committee voted 6 to 3 in favor of SB 386 titled Application of Foreign Law in Certain Cases during their Tuesday, March 25, 2014 9:00 am – 11 am meeting:
Senator Tom Lee (R) YES
Senator Darren Soto (D) NO
Senator Rob Bradley (R) YES
Senator Andy Gardiner (R) YES
Senator Arthenia L. Joyner (D) NO
Senator Jack Latvala (R) YES
Senator Garrett Richter (R) YES
Senator Jeremy Ring (D) NO
Senator John Thrasher (R) YES
To view the video of the meeting click here. The official committee vote history was not available at the time this article was prepared. However, when it is available it will be posted here.
This legislation, commonly known as “American Laws for American Courts”, would prohibit Florida courts from considering certain provisions of foreign laws, including Islamic Sharia law, if such provisions are inconsistent with the Florida and United States of America Constitutions.
If Florida courts accept provisions of Islamic Sharia law or other foreign laws or legal codes which are inconsistent with American laws it will undermine public policies enacted by our representative form of government and change our value system.
The next Senate committee to review SB 386 is the Committee on Governmental Oversight and Accountability. The Florida House companion bill HB 903 was approved by the Florida House Civil Justice Subcommittee on March 18, 2014. HB 903 is waiting to be scheduled in the House Judiciary Committee. Florida Family Association will send out email alerts as soon as this legislation is scheduled by another committee in either chambers.
The battle over a cemetery being planned at a Murfreesboro mosque didn’t end when Monday’s hearing did. Afterwards, a heated confrontation erupted in a courthouse hallway.
WSMV The board of zoning appeals approved the cemetery in January, but opponents were seeking an injunction Monday, hoping to stop the cemetery at the Islamic Center of Murfreesboro from moving forward because of traffic and environmental concerns. Muslims do not use caskets to bury their dead, but wrap them up in shrouds and dump them in the ground.
Ahmed Bedier, former executive director of CAIR, and now an advocate for Muslim special rights, compares Jesus to the Taliban.
Bedier described Imam Azhar Subedar as a person that if you saw him “walking down the halls of the Capitol he was like gliding. People were not sure if they saw Jesus or someone from the Taliban.”
If this offensive comment was said by anyone else CAIR would have filed an anti-Muslim hate speech story in record time. Ironically, CAIR-FL Directors Hassan Shibly and Nezar Hamze were standing next to Ahmed Bedier and said nothing. This example exposes CAIR’s selective use of “anti-Islamic” comments as a problem only when a non-Muslim says something offensive. Ahmed Bedier’s offensive comments are legendary so nobody was surprised what came out of his mouth in a public setting.
Read more about Ahmed Bedier’s al-Qaeda family links HERE