Feb 13, 2015

Friday The 13th....Muslim Sharia Law Now In Texas ?

Common Sense Commentary: Oh yes, of course, the Muslim Imam in Irving, Texas said, We are not here "to cut the head, chop the heads, cut the hands ...." Nearly all the tyrants and dictators of history first came as rescuers, restorers of peace, enemies of crime and corruption and haters of war. It happened under the more recent regimes of Nazism and Communism. That is what Muslims promised when they invaded all the countries of the Middle East, Near East, Far East and Africa. That is what they made the Europeans believe when they came "Looking for jobs" .... before they created "Muslim Only" neighborhoods and introduced Sharia Law without formally announcing it. Sharia Law now exists in some parts of those European countries. Even in America we have neighborhoods which are essentially "Muslim Only".  So now, of all places, here in Texas they have come right out and boldly declared Sharia Law. They may have chosen the wrong state. RB

Poll: Establishment of Islamic Court in Texas Raises Fears
Thursday, February 12, 2015 05:28 PM
By: John Blosser

Well over a third of Americans fear that the establishment of an Islamic court in Texas means that harsh sharia law soon could spread throughout the United States.

A poll by LifeWay Research discovered that 37 percent of Americans fear Islamic courts soon will be handing down rulings across the country.

Ed Stetzer, executive director of LifeWay Research, said, "In a nation that has long espoused religious freedom, Americans are thinking long and hard about the kind of society Islam fosters, especially the more radical groups that say they are Islamic, and whether Sharia law would ever be adopted here."

The Islamic Center of Learning in Irving, Texas, recently announced the formation of the first sharia court in the U.S.

Irving Mayor Beth Van Duyne stated, "Recently, there have been rumors suggesting that the city of Irving has somehow condoned, approved, or enacted the implementation of a sharia law court in our city," the Christian Post reported.

"Let me be clear, neither the city of Irving, our elected officials or city staff have anything to do with the decision of the mosque that has been identified as starting a sharia court."

However, the LifeWay poll suggests that Americans are very concerned.

Older Americans are more concerned, with nearly half of those over age 45 surveyed, or 47 percent, expressing worries, while just 27 percent of Americans between 18 and 44 years old worry about it, the study found.

Women, at 42 percent, were more concerned than men, at 33 percent. Slightly more than half, or 51 percent, of evangelicals voiced concerns while only 34 percent of Catholics and 21 percent of those with no religious preference shared their concern.

Imam Moujahed Bakhach of the mosque in Irving told Christian News Network, "We are not here to invade the White House or invade Austin. We are humble and want to settle a problem between Muslims. Maybe in [America's] mind, the misconception about what they see through the media is that Sharia means cut the head, chop the heads, cut the hands, and we are not in that."

In the LifeWay poll, nearly half of Americans or 48 percent, disagreed with President Barack Obama's Sept. 10, 2014, statement: "[ISIS] is not Islamic." Only one in four, or 22 percent, agreed with him.

However, 43 percent of those polled agreed that Islam "can create a peaceful society," LifeWay states. Only 27 percent believe that ISIS shows what life looks like when Islam controls a society, while 47 percent believe it does not.

Van Duyne, the mayor of Irving, said, "Texas Supreme Court precedent does not allow the application of foreign law that violates public policy, statutory, or federal laws. I am working with our state representatives on legislation to clarify and strengthen existing prohibitions on the application of foreign law in violation of constitutional or statutory rights," Christian News reported.

And this from Kerby Anderson's "Point Of View"
Most Americans do not like the idea that Sharia law could be implemented in the United States. That is why more than half dozen states have already passed a ban on Sharia law either through the legislature or through a ballot measure. States like Alabama, Arizona, Kansas, Louisiana, North Carolina, South Dakota, and Tennessee have such bans. Oklahoma voters approved a ban that was struck down by a federal appeals court. Missouri passed a measure banning foreign law, but the governor vetoed the bill.

Opponents argue that these bans are unnecessary. But they need to read the report from the Center for Security Policy on “Shariah law and the American State Courts.” They found 50 significant cases of Sharia law in U.S. courts just from their small sample of appellate published cases. When they looked at state courts, they found an additional 15 cases in the trial courts and 12 more in the appellate courts. Judges are making decisions deferring to Sharia law even when those decisions conflict with the U.S. Constitution and the various state constitutions.

How should we respond to the increased use of Sharia law in America? Here is a simple way to explain your concern to legislators, family, friends, and neighbors. Remember the numbers 1-8-14. These three numbers stand for the three amendments to the U.S. Constitution that prevents the use of Sharia law.

The First Amendment says that there should be no establishment of religion. Sharia law is based on one religion’s interpretation of rights. The First Amendment prohibits the establishment of any national religion (including Islam).

The Eighth Amendment prohibits “cruel and unusual punishment.” Most Americans would consider the penalties handed down under Sharia law to be cruel and unusual.

The Fourteenth Amendment guarantees each citizen equal protection under the Constitution. Sharia law does not treat men and women equally, nor does it treat Muslims and non-Muslims equally. This also violates the Constitution.

The next time you have a discussion about Sharia law, remember the numbers 1-8-14. Sharia law is unconstitutional.

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