Anti-Sharia Law Bill Passes In Montana House Judiciary

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It is time to stand up for American rule of law and individual rights for all. And Montana is doing just that. This is Montana’s version of an anti-Sharia law bill, modeled off similar legislation that has passed in Louisiana, Kansas and Tennessee.

This should be the proverbial no-brainer. And yet the fact that such laws are met with so much resistance, both overt and covert, indicates how very needed they are.

How can anyone oppose a law that seeks to prevent foreign laws from undermining fundamental constitutional liberties? We now have groups that has ever come to this country with a ready-made model of society and government they believe to be superior to what we have here and are working to institute it.

For example, Islamic law contravenes American freedoms in numerous particulars.

We have seen sharia law in New Jersey. Back in July 2010, a Muslim husband raped his wife, and the judge determined that no sexual assault occurred because Islam forbids wives to refuse sex on demand from their husbands. Luckily, the appellate court overturned this decision, and a Sharia ruling by an American court was not allowed to stand—this time. But there have been over a hundred cases of Sharia jurisprudence in the US, and Jeffery Mittman of the ACLU has testified that “all have been overturned by a higher courts, therefore there is no problem since the American constitutional system worked.” Of course, this begs the question of why should this have happened in the first place. Secondly, it is simply not true that all cases have been overturned. In fact, there are cases in California and Maryland in which trial courts were overturned by appellate courts, the latter of which turned the blind eye to the threat from sharia.

The irony is that the ACLU would oppose a law that seeks to prevent foreign laws from undermining fundamental constitutional liberties.

Legal expert David Yerushalmi, a pioneering legal authority in the drafting of such state laws, points out that “the global jihad leadership against which we have aligned most of our military and intelligence resources since 9/11 informs us in Arabic, Pashtu, Urdu, Persian, and even in English that the global jihad against the West is fundamentally directed and determined by Islamic law, or sharia. The jihad leaders further tell us that their ultimate goal, in addition to that of the ‘defensive jihad’ incumbent on every Muslim to rid the Islamic world of an occupying infidel presence is the implementation of sharia law as the law of the land in any place Muslims step foot.”

“Surveys in the Muslim world consistently evidence that somewhere between 50% to 70% of the global Muslim community desires to create a unified Caliphate for all Muslims and to order that political hegemony according to a strict al Qaeda-like sharia.”

The separation of mosque and state is essential to preserving American freedom and our way of life. Yet the Islamic supremacists have made real inroads. We have seen over the last few years the encroachment of Islam on the secular marketplace. Muslims have demanded, and received, special accommodation in public schools, in the workplace, in our government, and in privately owned businesses.

One only needs to look at the disintegration of Europe and the establishment all over that continent of enclaves in which Sharia is enforced and the law of the land disregarded, to glimpse a bleak future made possible by “good intentions” and the failure of multiculturalism. In those areas of Europe, women and non-Muslims suffer institutionalized discrimination, and there is no freedom of speech or freedom of conscience.

“‘Anti-Sharia Law’ Bill Passes In Montana House Judiciary,” by Jason Le Miere, International Business Times, March 14, 2017:

A bill to ban foreign laws in Montana courts that many have described as an anti-Sharia law bill, passed the Republican-controlled House Judiciary Monday. Senate Bill 97, which passed along party lines by an 11-8 vote, will now move to the House floor for debate.

Although the bill does not specifically mention Sharia law, the term was used by both those supporting and opposing it during hearings, Montana Public Radio reported. Opponents claimed that the law would further anti-Muslim sentiment, while proponents argued that Sharia law could be used as a defense to abuse women or marry minors.

Republican Representative Seth Berglee conceded that he was not aware of any such instances in Montana but said that he had been informed of examples in other states where people attempted to get the court to enforce foreign laws.

“It might not be a problem in Montana but we make prospective laws all the time,” Burgle said. “So I think this is a good bill.”

Supporters of such bills often point to a New Jersey case from 2009 when a family court judge ruled that a woman could not be granted a restraining order against her husband who had sexually assaulted her, based on Sharia law. However, the verdict was later overturned.

Similar foreign or Sharia law bills have been introduced in a number of states in recent years, [sic]

The American Civil Liberties Union has argued that such laws are unconstitutional….

“This effort is not solving a problem, but it is simply based on an out-of-state model in policy that is a direct reaction to Islamophobia and it is an underhanded effort to spread an alarmist message about Islam in order to keep Muslims in the United States on the margins,” Rachel Carroll Rivas, co-director of the Montana Human Rights Network, said. “This is simply a policy rooted in xenophobia that is unfounded and unfair.”

  • AlgorithmicAnalyst

    Science is illegal under Sharia.

    • Mahou Shoujo

      The only thing legal under shari’a is death.

    • tatka150

      Art and music as well. So why do we care about the law of the savages? Do we live in USA or in Somali? Did I miss something?

  • felix1999

    It is truly hard to comprehend why any LEGAL American would OPPOSE U.S. law over FOREIGN law. U.S. law should be a given but as you can see there IS opposition to U.S. law being the LAW OF THE LAND.

    • Speak the Truth

      Actually, it is no surprise pedophiles and communists are eager to embrace Sharia, as it will further their personal agenda.

    • TD

      Anti-Sharia law sounds constitutional.
      Separation of Mosque and State.
      Very Constitutional!
      Just like the Travel Ban.

      • I Love Montana!!

        The travel Ban is smart. Other presidents before President Trump enforced a travel ban it helps to keep Islamic terrorists out.

        Anti-Sharia law is brilliant – no honour killings allowed in Montana!!!

  • DPMP

    We have OUR laws in OUR country and if anyone doesn’t like it they are welcome to leave and never come back.

    • CharlesWilliamMorganJr

      Amen! Amen!! AMEN!!!

  • Speak the Truth

    So, the ACLU doesn’t think there’s a problem, since cases can later be overturned?
    —Obviously, these leftist attorneys are enjoying their massive taxpayer supported fees, as this type of case is their ticket to wealth, and short-lived fame.
    —-This type of law illustrates good stewardship of taxpayer money, as it prevents nuisance charges and lawsuits. Of course, that’s exactly why the ACLU opposes it, since nuisance lawsuits are their pot of gold.
    —-Opponents of this bill “claimed that the law would further anti-Muslim sentiment.” Really? That actually sounds like a consequence of NOT passing such a law.
    —-the ACLU position begs the question: Who are their donors? My best guess is overt or covert MB and CAIR groups.

  • Willik

    Sharia is a crime against humanity!
    It’s no different than Nazism or Communism (read: Socialism in the extreme).
    It’s a pox on the world which must be eradicated with extreme prejudice where ever found.

    • Mahou Shoujo

      nazism is far more compliant with basic human rights than shari’a.

    • Amethyst_2012

      Canada is Socialist. Hell bent on being communist and sharia. Canada needs USA to help us quickly.

  • Evil Liberal

    http://assets.pewresearch.org/wp-content/uploads/sites/11/2013/04/gsi2-overview-1.png
    Graphic from a Pew Poll on Muslim attitudes. How many support Sharia law.

    • TD

      The educational system in many Muslim countries formally teaches racism and sexism. It’s Apartheid.

      How can you get a job in the Western world when you won’t work for a woman or a Jewish person?
      That’s why many ISOLATE themselves when they get here to the West.

    • BrunoPBuhr

      They obviously have broken down data for Turkey! Erdogan’s caliphate will be wrung in at the next election! Long live the killer of Erdogan!

  • Mahou Shoujo

    Why would any sane American agree to be bound by foreign laws in America? The American constitution guarantees freedoms and rights that many other legal system deny. Why would America submit to tyranny, enforcing it through allowing foreign courts and law to dictate American internal policy?
    Rachel Carroll Rivas, co-director of the Montana Human Rights Network, said. “This is simply a policy rooted in xenophobia that is unfounded and unfair.”
    So you think it is unfair, would you consider it fair to be divorced with no settlement by your husband simply saying he divorced you three times? How about being stoned for not adhering to the state cult? Want to pay a 50% tax for not belonging to the state cult? Rachel, are you capable of cognizant thought?

    • IzlamIsTyranny

      She’s probably being well-compensated for backing Shari’a.

      • Mahou Shoujo

        Or democrat stupid.

        • Ron Cole

          Nothin` is that stupid.

          • Mahou Shoujo

            Canadian liberals are.

          • Amethyst_2012

            1,000 UP votes from a Canadian. Make it a million.

    • There is an exception for someone doing business across international lines. However, the issue might come into play with respect to arbitration.

      • Mahou Shoujo

        Stupid idea no matter how it is looked at.

  • Jb

    Thier are trying to make child brides legal. We must never let Democrates regain power or we will all be praying to allah and women will be wearing black trash bags as to not provoke men

  • Larry Melton

    The problem as I see it is our rule of law and justice system has allowed groups like this to flourish because of political correctness and the incessant law suits and complaining by all the liberal groups in this country. These same people would be the first ones to cry foul when radical Islamic terrorists attack their homes and neighborhoods and complain we didn’t do enough to protect them.

    • Amethyst_2012

      Canada used to have some Dukabour settlements here and there. You didn’t see them going to USA to overthrow USA.

  • santashandler

    Guess I know where I need to move to. One of the few states with any sense left.

    • Jeanette406

      There is a pocket of ignorant, liberal Regressives in Missoula, but we try to keep them in check. They are usually outsiders who have moved in to attend the liberal arts University and wouldn’t leave.

      • kohana

        True that! The universities brain wash the kids.

        • CharlesWilliamMorganJr

          Why can’t we hire university professors who are qualified and do NOT have an agenda? Can’t we administer them an examination that would determine whether they sincerely support the constitution, and do NOT have a liberal or PC agenda? There was a kook/sham professor in Colorado a few years ago, but they fired him. Can’t we continue to do the same?

          • kohana

            Most are qualified when first hired, then they get tenure in about 5 years. Almost impossible to get rid of them. However, some administrators of some universities hire people like Angelia Davis and Bill Ayers on purpose.

      • santashandler

        Better than the other way around……

  • fedup taxpayer

    ideology of islam is more dangerous than NAZI Germany. Worldwide cult based on dark ages story written to motivate and control savages has no place in modern world. Stop the political correct paralysis from allowing the death of freedom

    • tatka150

      Nothing can be more dangerous than Nazi ideology. Hell is the limit for both

      • Amethyst_2012

        Nazi ideology and muslim ideology is extremely similar. Difference is Nazi’s didn’t cut your head or vagina off.

      • IzlamIsTyranny

        For the Hindus, the muslums have absolutely been more dangerous — 80 MILLION Hindus worth and counting.

  • Tm.

    We should not even have to vote on such a measure. Not even consider it. America is not Sharia. Is this an invasion? A not so subtle takeover? This is not who we are. Do Americans go to the Middle East, or thereabouts to push their views? Why is it that America must be pushed over all the time, while no one questions their countries. You must know they laugh at America. The left has done this to you, to the world, with their nonsensical pc views.
    It is good you resist. All this will not end well. That is what I sense.

    • CharlesWilliamMorganJr

      These will be a war, perhaps another “war to end all wars.” After the Satanic Islamic political-religious system is defeated and destroyed, it WILL end well! They are hell-bent on subduing and destroying us, and when we realize and accept this truth, it will be better for all concerned. We cannot avoid saving our civilization, and the sooner the better!

    • Amethyst_2012

      Act for America is trying, State by State, to make laws that say: American laws for America. Google it. No cost to get their weekly newsletter.

  • Horseback Riding in Montana

    Anti-Sharia Law is great and so is Montana!

    Great horseback riding in Montana!

  • Jeanette406

    Clearly Rachel Carroll Rivas needs to take a trip to France and enjoy their multiculturism. She’d soon learn there is no such thing as Islamophobia. And maybe she could stay with a refugee family and learn true unfairness as a woman. Although, dumb as she seems to be, doubt she’d make it back.

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  • bob434

    W H A T T H E H E L L? We have to pass bills now to prevent FOREIGN laws from dominating in our own country? This country is slipping- The correct answer to someone trying to push a foreign law system here in OUR own country is “What? Are you an idiot? You don’t want to submit to OUR laws- get the hell out!”

  • spfg

    The first order of things is to demand that any Muslim entering this country swear to take an oath upholding the freedom and constitutional laws already rooted in this country. Anyone trying to challenge our freedom with Sharia shall be subject to deportation and classified an enemy of the state and be deported. Also all of those that wish to promote the destruction of Israel and create a viable Palestinian state should also be under the subjection of American law.

    • kohana

      You don’t understand Islam. The Koran states they are allowed to lie, cheat, steal, anything to deceive the infidel, that is you and me. So they will swear to anything with a perfectly straight face to get what they want, which is into the USA. Their goal is to destroy the Great Satan, us. There are plenty of groups of people who agree we are the Great Satan, to help them. Including the communists and other muslim groups. A sworn oath by a muslim is about as good as a bucket of pig poop.

      • kohana

        How about this report: Texas High School Opens Muslim Prayer Room.

        https://www.jihadwatch.org/2017/03/texas-high-school-opens-muslim-prayer-room

        Does any high school in the United States have a prayer room for Christians, Jews, Buddhist, Hindus or other religious groups? Are we even allowed to say the pledge to the flag using “under G-d anymore?

      • spfg

        I do understand Islam. I was aware of that. But what else are you going to do? Some Muslims may obey it because they are not that devoted. They should not allow any of them in but you have these idiots in higher places that do not have a clue about what true Islam represents and so we are all screwed…

        • Dorrie

          “What else are you going to do?” What it’s COMING to is that Americans will start shooting them on sight. That’s the ONLY way to get rid of them and it’s a true tragedy for America!

          • spfg

            Take out as many of them as you can because if you’re going to go to jail make it worthwhile and besides the inmates will all give you a great deal of respect because Muslims are not liked in prisons either…

          • Dorrie

            I have no plans to go to jail, I’m going UP when the Messiah comes for His bride very soon – maybe Feast of Trumpets THIS fall! :-D

          • Amethyst_2012

            Maybe October-November?

          • spfg

            Dorrie:
            It would be great to think that but truth be told don’t expect it quite this soon…Hell the antichrist hasn’t even appeared on the world stage yet so that needs to happen first. I know I will recognize him when he comes to power. I know what to look for and where. Look for Christ’s return anywhere from 730,000 to 735,000 days after he died on the cross either in 33 or 34 C.E. I have done my research and am probably more knowledgeable about prophecy than anyone else out there.

          • Dorrie

            “don’t expect it quite this soon …” really? Do you follow Bible prophecy? Do you know God’s Word??

            I can say of myself – YES, on BOTH counts! That’s why I said it could be THIS Feast of Trumpets! If not, then most LIKELY next year’s Feast of Trumpets! :)

  • Amethyst_2012

    There is an organization called “Act for America” that has had great success in getting “American Laws for America” instituted in many states. I have the utmost respect for their founder Brigitte Gabriel. She loves America as much as Trump.

    • kohana

      She is really a great lady. I have been to her lectures and have her book.

  • Sunshine Kid

    Judges that uphold Sharia law over the law of the USA should be removed from the bench and have their privilege to practice law revoked.

    • Dave from San Antonio

      …and go to jail…

      • Sunshine Kid

        You’ll get no argument from me on THAT recommendation!

  • CharlesWilliamMorganJr

    We need to de-recognize anything Islamic as a religion. First, it is primarily a political system, hell-bent on subduing and conquering the world, with no consideration for the preferences of the present inhabitants. Second, since they want to overthrow our constitution, this is equivalent to treason and no Muslim should ever be admitted to the USA!

    • Patti Myers

      Absolutely right on my friend! Time to lock & load! Kick the whole lot of them & their stinking laws, back to where they crawled out from!!!!!

    • For that to happen…one will likely need an Amendment.

      • Dorrie

        Very true, but SCOTUS wouldn’t approve it due to the 1st Amendment. Muslims know they can use our Constitution to their benefit and their PLAN is to take over this country. They’re winning an inch at a time.

        • SCOTUS isn’t even in the picture there. Only Congress and state legislatures (or state conventions) are.

          • Dorrie

            For now, perhaps, but they sure can be in the picture at some point

      • CharlesWilliamMorganJr

        Simply declare the entire group as treasonous since they want to overthrow our constitution and government. Forbid them on that basis. Leave religion out of the picture. View them as primarily a political group, and NOT as a religious group.

        • Non starter…violates several Amendments.

          • CharlesWilliamMorganJr

            We need to at least try it! The constitution is more basic than any addition. How would you ever apply the provisions on treason to any group?

          • You need a separate crime as well and then treason (or sedition) is an add-on.

  • Hardrock

    If anyone wants to embrace Sharia, then they should go and live in a Sharia country, if they don’t want to leave voluntarily, then deport them with force.

  • IzlamIsTyranny

    “Islamophobia, a word created by fascists and used by cowards to manipulate morons.” So, which one is Rachel Carroll Rivas?

    • Dave from San Antonio

      Correct. It is a “made up” word. A phobia is an unreasonable or unjustified fear toward something…anything. Read the qur’an and other sources about islam and “Big Mo” and what he said and did. At that point any fear, you feel, toward islam cannot be called a “phobia” as that fear will be real and justified. Islamophobia is just another word used as a tool…just like the word “racist” is used as a tool to try and humiliate and shut people up.
      Never submit.

      • IzlamIsTyranny

        The actions of muslums are enough to indict them all on its own and speak at least as loudly as their vile holey texts.

      • Amethyst_2012

        I’m racist about some things. Not ashamed to admit it. I’m white and have had racism spat at me in my own country.

  • Drew the Infidel

    Montana and the other states with similar measures are on solid ground. According to the Supremacy clause of the US Constitution, federal law is above all others, including sharia. The public has the same attitude toward it as it had against communism after WWII. It has been seen in action and we decided against it. How can you argue against freedom of choice?

  • Dave from San Antonio

    This is really a ‘no-brainer’. Sharia law is a foreign law and therefore has no place or standing in our judicial or legal system. I believe, in fact, it is against our laws to even begin to use it here.

  • Sunshine Kid

    Destroy one mosque for every innocent captive beheaded or burned to death. Stop the ROOT cause of their insanity.

  • bannedquran20

    It happens because these scumbags are islamic sympathizers to the core neighbor.

  • Robert Batchelor

    Why was the vote 11 – 8? Who are the 8 idiots in Montana?

  • James51213

    Anyone supporting Sharia Law is anti-American and has no intention of assimilating. How is it possible for anyone to become a US citizen when they support Sharia? That should be a major part of our vetting system and should automatically disqualify entry into the US or instant removal from our country.

  • Dorrie

    That’s a START! Where are the other 49 states?

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