It passed the House 120-0 and now the Senate 33-3. Terror-linked CAIR is pressing Kansas’ governor to permit sharia law in Kansas. via CAIR: Kansas Governor Asked Not to Sign Anti-Sharia Bill
WASHINGTON, May 15, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The Washington-based Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) today called on Muslims and all other Americans who value civil liberties to contact Kansas Governor Sam Brownback to ask that he not sign a bill (House Substitute for Senate Bill 79)
KANSAS CITY, Kansas (Reuters) – Kansas lawmakers have passed legislation intended to prevent the state courts or agencies from using Islamic or other non-U.S. laws in making decisions, a measure critics have blasted as an embarrassment to the state.
Critics? Hamas-linked, FBI-banned, IRS-revoked, DOJ-confirmed unindicted co-conspirators to the largest terrorist financing conviction in U.S. history – those are your critics! When will the media do its &*#)ing job?
The legislation, which passed 33-3 in the state Senate on Friday and 120-0 previously in the House, is widely known in Kansas as the “Sharia bill,” because the perceived goal of supporters is to keep Islamic code from being recognized in Kansas.
The bill was sent to Republican Governor Sam Brownback, who has not indicated whether he will sign it.
In interviews on Saturday, a supporter of the bill said it reassured foreigners in Kansas that state laws and the U.S. Constitution will protect them. But an opponent said the bill’s real purpose is to hold Islam out for ridicule.
Kansas Representative Peggy Mast, a lead sponsor of the bill for the past two years, said the goal was to make sure there was no confusion that American laws prevailed on American soil.
Mast said research showed more than 50 cases around the United States where courts or government agencies took laws from Sharia or other legal systems into account in decision-making.
Commonly, they involved divorce, child custody, property division or other cases where the woman was treated unfairly, Mast said.
“I want people of other cultures, when they come to the United States, to know the freedoms they have in regard to women’s and children’s rights,” said Mast, a Republican. “An important part of this bill would be to educate them.”
Roughly 20 states have considered legislation similar to what has passed in Kansas, said Ibrahim Hooper, spokesman for the Council on American-Islamic Relations in Washington. Some state legislatures, including Kansas, have passed laws that do not mention Sharia by name, he said.
Hooper said there was a movement by conservative-leaning state legislatures to introduce anti-Islam bills that have no legal foundation.
“Really, the goal seems to be (to demonize) Islam and (to marginalize) American Muslims,” Hooper said. “Some (states) have passed these watered-down bills and declared a great victory. It’s utter nonsense, but if your goal is to promote intolerance, I guess you won.”
And if Allah is your objective, the Prophet is your leader, the Qur’an is your law, jihad is your way, and dying in the way of Allah is your highest hope – then there is no place for you in the United States and you must be stopped. We won’t let you win.
The Kansas City area is a hotbed of Hamas support with a growing Islamic problem as we’ve noted many times.