South Carolina House Passes Bill Excluding Sharia Law From State Courts

Source: South Carolina House Passes Bill Excluding Sharia Law From State Courts – Breitbart

The South Carolina House has passed a bill blocking Islamic sharia law from being recognized or approved in the state, after years of debate over similar legislation.

The legislation voted upon was explained as “A bill to amend the code of laws of South Carolina … so as to prevent a court or other enforcement authority from enforcing foreign law including, but not limited to, Sharia Law in this state from a forum outside of the United States or its territories under certain circumstances.”

On Thursday, the legislation passed with 68 for the bill and 42 opposed.

Sharia law is the legal and political system mandated in the Koran and other Islamic texts. It include laws governing religious practice, such as praying and ritual washing. But sharia also rules what Westerners see as non-government social practices — divorce, child-rearing, free-speech, clothing or sexual behavior, for example — and it also rules government responses to crimes, such as theft and murder.

Sharia law relegates women and non-Muslims to a lesser status, and grants men enormous authority over wives, daughters and sons. It allows for the primitive treatment of women and non-Muslims, and allows fierce punishment — sometimes, “honor killings” by fathers — for refusing to complying with sharia mandates.

The bill was sponsored by Rep. Chip Limehouse. He told Breitbart News following the bill’s passage:

“This goes to demonstrate that the South Carolina House of Representatives is committed to preserving and protecting the American way of life here in South Carolina.”

“Sharia Law has been used as a defense in American courtrooms,” he adds. “We are working towards making that defense not an option for radical extremists from any country.”

“In South Carolina, we’ve had cases where people have tried to use [the rules of] Sharia Law as a defense, and we are speaking very clearly from the South Carolina House,” Limehouse said. “Shariah Law can not and will not be used as a legal defense in the state of South Carolina.”

Because the bill was passed at the beginning of the current legislative session, Rep. Limehouse said he was optimistic that the Senate would have enough time to pass the bill. In order for the bill to become law, it must now be passed by the South Carolina State Senate and signed by Governor Nikki Haley.

Tea Party and conservative grassroots organizations are credited with initiating the movement to ban sharia rules through the state legislatures. Conservative leaders Newt Gingrich, Sarah Palin, and Michele Bachmann have publicly advocated for the need to enact nation-wide legislation against the threat of sharia.

Underground sharia courts operate in Muslim communities throughout Europe and also in the United States. Last year, Breitbart Texas reported that a “voluntary” sharia court had already been established in Texas.

Several states–including Alabama, Arizona, Kansas, Louisiana, North Carolina South Dakota, and Tennessee–have passed “foreign law” bans against sharia. More than a dozen other states are currently considering similar legislation.

4 Responses

  1. Yeah…however the federal government of Obama has denied states’ rights in certain areas, so the Feds can/will overrule this legislation. I bet the 42 opposing are all democrats.

    Well, then, let them be the ones to cast the first stone…perhaps at their own wife buried up to her waist in the SC dirt encircled by rabid hatred stoning her to death, even though she is innocent. It’s a great way to bypass the enormous cost to divorce lawyers!!

  2. the muzzies will kill anyone, d or r, they dont give a damn. anyone who kowtows to the muzzies needs their heads examined, starting with the white house and those idiots who still think it is a religion of peace; it is not; it is an ideology based on pure hate for anyone not like them. proud of SC for standing up to the idiots.

  3. So 42 Blacks & Muslim Sympathizers want Sharia
    in their system, this is not the same South Carolina
    that I knew & loved. But will the State Senate also
    exclude this onerous plan of Islamitizing SC? All of
    this is happening under the eye of the Paki/ Indian
    Governor. Please don’t let SC embrace Islam!

  4. Sharia Law should be fully banned in America.

If sharia law continues spreading, you'll have less and less freedom of speech - so speak while you can!

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