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Kansas lawmakers pass anti-Islamic law measure

Kansas lawmakers pass anti-Islamic law measure

A bill designed to prevent Kansas courts or government agencies from making decisions based on Islamic or other foreign legal codes has cleared the state Legislature after a contentious debate about whether the measure upholds American values or appeals to prejudice against Muslims.

The Senate approved the bill Friday on a 33-3 vote. The House had approved it, 120-0, earlier in the week. The measure goes next to Republican Gov. Sam Brownback, who hasn’t said whether he’ll sign or veto the measure.

The measure doesn’t specifically mention Shariah law, which broadly refers to codes within the Islamic legal system. Instead, it says that courts, administrative agencies or state tribunals can’t base rulings on any foreign law or legal system that would not grant the parties the same rights guaranteed by state and U.S. constitutions.

But several supporters specifically cited the potential use of Shariah law in Kansas as their concern. Sen. Susan Wagle, a Wichita Republican, said a vote for the legislation is a vote to protect women. “In this great country of ours and in the state of Kansas, women have equal rights,” Wagle said during the Senate’s debate. “They stone women to death in countries that have Shariah law.”

Associated Press, 11 May 2012

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54 Comments »

  1. good

  2. Who are these idiots? Why are they wasting time on things that wouldn’t be a threat in 1000 years?

  3. … What purpose or function does that particular law serve, other than making Kansas look like the ass-backwards state that it is? It’s not like we would adopt a foreign set of laws here in the states, anyway. >_>

  4. They need to include not ising the Bible to pass laws also.

  5. Using….

  6. “They stone women to death in countries that have Shariah law.”? Is this is really how well-informed politicians are in America?

  7. the slide into paranoid psychosis continues….

  8. At Johana it is irrational fear and hate that brings nomsense like this on. The insanity they are out to get me from those who choose not to ise wisdom and common sense.

  9. At Johana it is irrational fear and hate that brings nomsense like this on. The insanity they are out to get me from those who choose not to ise wisdom and common sense.

  10. Never a cyclone around when you need it…or a wicked witch…I’d be ok if they had a similar measure barring Christianity…but would that happen? Heh..

  11. …..this was pointless. Seriously?

  12. This is racist bigotry masquerading as law. Also, it is an attempt to create a wedge issue so they can point a finger later and make accusations.

  13. Good now outlaw Judaism, Christianity, Zen, and Wicca. Then you’ll be getting some where. These idiots make our state look like some backassward hick southern state. Fuckin teabaggers.

  14. Good now outlaw Judaism, Christianity, Zen, and Wicca. Then you’ll be getting some where. These idiots make our state look like some backassward hick southern state. Fuckin teabaggers.

  15. Good now outlaw Judaism, Christianity, Zen, and Wicca. Then you’ll be getting some where. These idiots make our state look like some backassward hick southern state. Fuckin teabaggers.

  16. so weird :/

  17. “Dorothy, we’re not in Kansas anymore”

  18. This is just kind of strange: there is no reason that a US court or governmental agency would follow any law other than US law in its decision making or judgment. Practically speaking, this law is irrelevant. It is the misunderstanding and xenophobic slant which is most disheartening.

  19. This is just kind of strange: there is no reason that a US court or governmental agency would follow any law other than US law in its decision making or judgment. Practically speaking, this law is irrelevant. It is the misunderstanding and xenophobic slant which is most disheartening.

  20. That’s not Anti-Islamic. There was a debate about wether or not some of the Islamic terrorists on trial should be judged by their own laws. Kansas is just giving its answer.

  21. Faizan

  22. “Foreign legal codes” would include the Ten Commandments and the rest of the Mosaic law, since those laws were given to the Israelites, who lived in what is now Palestine/Israel. The other big problem with this law is that it potentially violates the U.S. Constitution, Article 6, Paragraph 2.

  23. “Foreign legal codes” would include the Ten Commandments and the rest of the Mosaic law, since those laws were given to the Israelites, who lived in what is now Palestine/Israel. The other big problem with this law is that it potentially violates the U.S. Constitution, Article 6, Paragraph 2.

  24. Hateful little minds

  25. The three sane lawmakers should be transported out of Kansas and into a more civilized part of America.

  26. The three sane lawmakers should be transported out of Kansas and into a more civilized part of America.

  27. This the technically includes the 10 commandments but I doubt the lawmakers here would do anything to prevent christian laws from influencing decisions. How about we take all religion out of state?! Shame on these people, making Kansas look bad.

  28. Ahh…Kansas….there’s only one good thing about Kansas and that’s the tornadoes. Can we please have some more of THOSE?

  29. I will sleep sounder at night knowing this….

  30. now can we pass the law on the unauthorized landing of UFO?

  31. I am proud of my home state, Kansas. Miss Kansas, will always be a Kansan.

  32. “Instead, it says that courts, administrative agencies or state tribunals can’t base rulings on any foreign law or legal system that would not grant the parties the same rights guaranteed by state and U.S. constitutions.”

    sounds good to me. so if you are against this law does that mean you are for not “grant{ing} the parties the same rights guaranteed by state and U.S. constitutions”?????????????????

  33. Mashallah, excellent news. Hopefully Canada also bans Shariah law.

    Cheers

  34. I’m from Kansas as well, and I see this as one of the better things our state has been doing in regards to religious matters. Also, I feel that because it is not specific to shariah law, it does not make us “back asswards”, but rather straight forward.

  35. Also, on the tornadoes: (miss Zainab) , Kansas has less tornadoes every year than Nebraska, missouri, Oklahoma, Texas, florida (which has the highest number)’

  36. But thanks for your point anyway….

  37. Mike, I agree, Its a great law and we should have it in all 50 states. I do not care hwat belief system or country an alternative law is from if it gives a party less rights than under the U.S. Constitution then it should not even be considered. I do not see how this law could have a negative impact on any Muslim within the United States. If it does would someone please write in and state how it harms Muslims.

  38. I am a muslim, been to Kansas several times and everyone was nice, i am assuming the bigots that live in Kansas, or anywhere else, never have the balls to say anything to your face…. however all the folks from Kansas that I have met are nice people…. and this country has a thing we call “freedom of religion” if you dont like it… go away!

  39. FFS

  40. So Kansas has shown it has balls. What about the rest ? and how is this Islamophobia ? I see this as protection against midieval laws.

  41. This is making the liberal hypocrites upset. Liberals claim to be champions of women’s rights, yet they support the Sharia Law that stones rape victims and allows canings for not wearing head coverings.

  42. “This is making the liberal hypocrites upset. Liberals claim to be champions of women’s rights, yet they support the Sharia Law that stones rape victims and allows canings for not wearing head coverings.” i don’t know about that? you maybe confusing fiqh with hudud? but clearly islamic law is torturous.

    24:1

    سورة أنزلناها وفرضناها وأنزلنا فيها آيات بينات لعلكم تذكرون

    [This is] a surah which We have sent down and made [that within it] obligatory and revealed therein verses of clear evidence that you might remember.

    24:2

    الزانية والزاني فاجلدوا كل واحد منهما مائة جلدة ولا تأخذكم بهما رأفة في دين الله إن كنتم تؤمنون بالله واليوم الآخر وليشهد عذابهما طائفة من المؤمنين

    The [unmarried] woman or [unmarried] man found guilty of sexual intercourse – lash each one of them with a hundred lashes, and do not be taken by pity for them in the religion of Allah , if you should believe in Allah and the Last Day. And let a group of the believers witness their punishment.

    24:3

    الزاني لا ينكح إلا زانية أو مشركة والزانية لا ينكحها إلا زان أو مشرك وحرم ذلك على المؤمنين

    The fornicator does not marry except a [female] fornicator or polytheist, and none marries her except a fornicator or a polytheist, and that has been made unlawful to the believers.

    24:4

    والذين يرمون المحصنات ثم لم يأتوا بأربعة شهداء فاجلدوهم ثمانين جلدة ولا تقبلوا لهم شهادة أبدا وأولئك هم الفاسقون

    And those who accuse chaste women and then do not produce four witnesses – lash them with eighty lashes and do not accept from them testimony ever after. And those are the defiantly disobedient,

  43. This shouldn’t be state law, banning sharia law should be FEDERAL LAW.

  44. were da muslims at?

    no comment???????????????????????????????

  45. Khaled Jamal,

    ““They stone women to death in countries that have Shariah law.”?”

    so you are saying that they don’t stone people under shariah? i don’t think you are very well informed. “the prophet” certainly stoned people. read your hadiths.

    Trygve Beckel,

    “This is just kind of strange: there is no reason that a US court or governmental agency would follow any law other than US law in its decision making or judgment. Practically speaking, this law is irrelevant.” are you well informed? looks like that’s a no. this poor woman had to appeal her case because a judge choose to take this man’s rediculous “religious law” into consideration.

    http://www.nj.com/hudson/index.ssf/2010/08/state_court_throws_out_religio.html

    “plow into your wife as you do your field” right?

  46. Michael Smith

    “The other big problem with this law is that it potentially violates the U.S. Constitution, Article 6, Paragraph 2.” how so???????????

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Article_Six_of_the_United_States_Constitution

    ““Foreign legal codes” would include the Ten Commandments and the rest of the Mosaic law, since those laws were given to the Israelites, who lived in what is now Palestine/Israel.” lol. we can incorperate ancient law into our law without saying we are willing to accept all parts of ancient law. so you think rajm has to be accepted becuase “thou shall not kill” has been accepted????????? are you insane. perhaps you are a pond frog. lol……………. do we need to accept mosaic law in deutoronomy? 25:12?

  47. Alex, your point being? Kansas still has tornadoes, and they are by far the most awesome thing you guys got to show for yourselves…ever wonder why tornadoes hit churches but never mosques? Just a question hahhaaha….

  48. And how is ass backwards straight forward? I’m with that guy up there…where’s a farking tornado when you need one?

    Got teabaggers? Turn to Twister, twister will turn =)

  49. And how is ass backwards straight forward? I’m with that guy up there…where’s a farking tornado when you need one?

    Got teabaggers? Turn to Twister, twister will turn =)

  50. If you think the law is unnecessary, why oppose it? This raises suspicion.

  51. Zainab Jabhawiyeh,

    “ever wonder why tornadoes hit churches but never mosques? Just a question hahhaaha….” lol.

    “Got teabaggers?” that’s a pretty dirty mouth for a muslim? do you even know what teabagging is?

    so anyways you support shariah?

    can we do a survey? how many muslims think that sharia is a good idea?

  52. I think all this started because a few judges ruled that in certain cases it was ok for muslims to hit people, beat their wives, etc. we can’t make an exception just because their religion says you can whack people at whim and beat your wife.

    The anti sharia legislation is supposed to stop judges from making “multiculti” rulings that contradict US law.

  53. This is not weird at all. This is reality folks. Islam is the fastest growing religion in the world. You all need to do your research on Islam. Islamists are migrating to countries all over the world. In fact, 98% of the structural bombings, suicide bombings and plane hijackings and nerve/biological agent cases, were carried out by Islamists/Muslims. Islam is a violent religion with no regard for women and females in general. They are still conducting public hangings, cutting off heads and hands. They slit the throats of two Americans and posted the video on the internet. The come to America (Dearborn, Michigan) and spread out trying to convert everyone to Islam. They have hit squads here in America to kill any Muslim who has anything to say negative about Islam. You may call that Islamophobia if you wish, but it indeed is fact. You all can be naive if you’d like, but when you all wake up, you will all see the truth. It is an evil religion of evil people. And yes, there has been talk in government circles about including Sharia law into our legal system. America is going to cr*p.

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