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U.S. conservative group demands a federal law banning Shariah law

U.S. conservative group demands a federal law banning Shariah law

Shariah lawConservative Action Alerts is asking for donations to pay for faxes to Congress members demanding the passage of H.R. 973 which they say will ban courts from considering Shariah law.  They say that conflicts between Shariah law and state law were before the courts of 23 states.  Most of these cases have to do with family law and immigrants.

Introduced in March by Florida Representative Sandy Adams (R), the text of H.R. 973 reads,

To amend title 28, United States Code, to prevent the misuse of foreign law in Federal courts, and for other purposes.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. USE OF FOREIGN LAW IN FEDERAL COURTS.

Part VI of title 28, United States Code, is amended by adding at the end the following:

‘CHAPTER 183–USE OF FOREIGN LAW IN FEDERAL COURTS

‘Sec. 4201. Limitation on use of foreign law in Federal courts

‘In any court created by or under article III of the Constitution of the United States, no justice, judge, or other judicial official shall decide any issue in a case before that court in whole or in part on the authority of foreign law, except to the extent the Constitution or an Act of Congress requires the consideration of that foreign law.’.

SEC. 2. CLERICAL AMENDMENT.

The table of chapters for part VI of title 28, United States Code, is amended by adding at the end the following:

4201’.

The group's advertisement warns that the 9-11 attacks had the goal to impose Shariah law in the United States and this is slowly happening. It also claims that the Founding Fathers hated Shariah law and characterizes the Tripoli and Barbary wars against pirating as wars to oppose Sharia law.

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One of the growing crowd of American "nones" herself, Deborah is a prolific writer who finds religion, spirituality and the impact of belief (and non-belief) on culture inspiring, fascinating and at times, disturbing. She hosts the God Discussion show and handles the site's technical work. Her education and background is in business, ecommerce and law.
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