Bill would ban North Carolina courts from using ‘foreign law’

via Bill would ban courts from using ‘foreign law’ – State – NewsObserver.com.

RALEIGH — A group of Republican legislators is backing a measure that would make it illegal for judges to consider “foreign law” when making rulings in North Carolina’s courts.

Though the federal and state constitutions already guarantee the supremacy of U.S. law in domestic cases, primary sponsor Rep. George Cleveland said he is concerned that Shariah law could gain a foothold in American communities with sizable Muslim populations.

House Bill 640 makes no mention of the Islamic legal code. But Cleveland said Shariah would be defined as a “foreign law” under his bill, and therefore banned from North Carolina’s courtrooms if the legislation he proposes is approved.

“It’s to ensure that any individual in this state does not have to worry about being taken advantage of by foreign laws,” said Cleveland, a retired Marine who lives in Jacksonville. “It’s barring any international law. If Shariah law tries to be enforced in the state, yeah, it would do it.”

Critics of the bill said that the broadly worded legislation could have unintended consequences, such as impeding international businesses or invalidating overseas marriages or adoptions.

Polygamy perhaps?

Rep. Joe Hackney, the House Democratic leader, said Republicans are wasting time attacking an issue that doesn’t exist.

“I think it’s a solution in search of a problem,” said Hackney, a lawyer from Chapel Hill. The bill moved through a judiciary committee last week over the objections of Democrats, taking it a step closer to a vote on the floor of the Republican-controlled House.

Ignorance is bliss. Bury head in sand and pretend it doesn’t exist, here or elsewhere. Dearborn officials didn’t have a problem pre-emptively restricting the Constitutional rights of Terry Jones over an issue that didn’t yet exist, but materialized yesterday.

The News & Observer is blatantly pro-sharia as this piece read in its entirety demonstrates and as we’ve posted before when they flushed content down the memory hole after we brought to light that state senator Larry Shaw was mentoring a former bin-Laden linked recruit to the Afghan jihad. Shaw went on to simultaneously serve as a state senator and chairman of terror-linked CAIR. The Muslim woman he mentored later became the spokeswoman for a convicted North Carolina jihadi as well as director of the Muslim Brotherhood-linked Muslim American Society’s Raleigh chapter.

Sharia has been creeping in North Carolina for a long time for those who are watching:

Much more in the archives.

15 Responses

  1. If all states don’t do this, and quickly, we are going to be trying to figure out how to undo serious damage to this country very soon. Islam is determined to take over our courts, banking system, international law and the nation’s colleges. Saudi funded mosques, training centers and radical staffed schools are springing up in every state, building their foundation, gaining a foothold we’ll never be able to stop! Please campaign for such laws in every state!

    • I agree with you, Mary Brown. We shouldn’t have courts deciding issues with anything other than US law. Sharia law is a bloody, cruel political system. Beheading, stoning, mutilating little girls, abusing women, etc. etc. etc. The religion of peace isn’t a religion and isn’t peaceful. Politicians who are against these laws should read up on Sharia and see if they like it. Idiots.

      • I want to address one statement. People keep saying that Islam is not a religion.
        Muslims worship and pray to Allah (moon god
        of Mecca). Wherever there is worship there is religion. Muslims believe Islam which is a very
        fast growing religion, is the only true religion
        and that it is destined to replace all other religions. The main goals of Islam are to force
        all Westerners out of the Middle East, to kill all Christians and Jews, and to establish an
        Islamic one world government and Islamic religion.
        Muslims are in a holy war (jihad) until
        Judgment Day. Islam is most emphatically
        a religion.

        • Its not a religion. It is an all encompassing political system. Religion is in it like a beard on a man. It is death to leave this political system.

          These are clearly the people of the book (of revelation)

          Buy physical gold and silver, and get your wealth out of the US dollar. There is a Muslim in the white house. Seems he could be an illegal, as well. You know what to expect from them. They use 7th century logic.

          Look at them trashing the economy with ridiculous wars and giving arms to our enemies, the Muslims plus destroying the dollar..

          http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/quote?ticker=DXY:IND

        • Islam is a cult! A cult of murderous thugs. I never call it a religion cause if we do….then constitution covers them. So no…it’s not a religion. Its a satanic cult.

  2. Sharia is not part of any treaty the U.S. has ever signed.
    We have never formally agreed to rule anything based on Sharia.
    And so we should not do it.
    A protection like this must be built into all American law.

  3. It’s called “creeping sharia” for a reason.

  4. ISLAM IS OF THE DEVIL. SHARIA IS ITS FORCED EVIL UPON THE WORLD.

    BEHEADINGS, MASS MURDERS, PEDOPHILIA, CHILD MOLESTATION, INBREEDING WITH GOATS,RAPING, SOWING HATRED AND VIOLENCE.

    IT SHOULD BE AGAINST THE LAW ACROSS THE WORLD.

    IT APPEARS MOST COUNTRIES ARE NOT TOLERATING THESE SAVAGES. THEIR STRONGHOLD IN EUROPE IS LONDON BECAUSE THE LIBERAL SOCIALISTS PC CRAP WANTS TO BE DIVERSE AND DANCE WITH THE DEVIL.

    HELL SPAWN ALL OF THEM.

    • At some point we will have many no-go zones in the USA made up of this filth. Like France.

      They have no skills useful here except cab driving, steal our welfare money, have multiple women, breed like rats, and will be asking to succeed from the union, at our expense, at some point.

      Expect civil war if we allow this foreign power to continue to set up shop on our land.

      The left is the enemy of America for allowing this.

  5. Washington State is dropping this next session and Idaho is working on it… Washington is also getting legislation to make it mandatory to conspicuously label halal food on the front…
    (of course, we can’t say halal so it will probably be more like animals slaughtered with religious ritual) You know CAIR will be criying about this like the big sharia babies they are!

  6. Obama is the most effective practical advocate for returning the rights of the citizens to the citizens.

  7. [...] less than men. Another example of Islamic sharia in U.S. courts, thanks to Jihad Watch who alerts North Carolina State Rep Joe Hackney: “Well, Hackney, here is your problem.” via the Volokh [...]

  8. I think this is an excellent article and it is a travesty that Islamic law would get any consideration at all. The constitution is the only governing document that should be considered. I with they would stay in there happy little Arab world and continue to fight amongst themselves.

    Excellent article.

  9. Islam is a THEOCRACY NOT A RELIGION! It is very sad laws have to be made, to protect laws already in existance!

  10. Holder can try but will likely fail to overturn a law with such language and such provenance as this NC law. Well done.

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