Texas Governor Signs Anti-Sharia Law

On Wednesday, Texas Governor Greg Abbott signed into law House Bill 45, the “American Laws for American Courts,” which prohibits the state’s courts from using any foreign law in its courts, with specific reference to family courts that involved marriage or parents and children.

The bill, which had five sponsors and twenty-six cosponsors (all Republican), passed the House at the beginning of May and the Senate near the end of May.

Abbott signed the bill into law on June 14, 2017, and it takes effect on September 1, 2017.

Representative Jeff Leach (R-Plano) thanked Abbott and said the bill was a “vitally important bill to further safeguard and protect our Constitutional rights!”

Leach previously introduced a similar bill in the last legislative session, House Bill 562, but it did not successfully pass.

Representative Dan Flynn (R-Canton) was the lead author on the bill. He, too, had introduced unsuccessful legislation that was similar to HB 45 in the past.

While many people commented that the law was frivolous, and to be honest if the courts stuck to American law and didn’t stray from that, they would be correct, Flynn noted that is was not so.

Flynn said that foreign law was being applied in Texas courts concerning a variety of things such as divorce orders, child support, property settlements and sometimes even, spouses enter into agreements to have foreign law applied to their disputes, according to Breitbart.

“My colleagues and I here at the Texas Legislature want to make sure Texas judges never apply foreign law in Texas courts in violation of constitutional rights and the public policy of our state,” said Flynn.

Breitbart reports:

Under HB 45, Texas and U.S. law supersede all other laws. It prevents state judges from applying any foreign law because, in doing so, it infringes upon U.S. and Texas constitutional rights. The bill shields litigants in family law cases “against violations of constitutional rights and public policy in the application of foreign law” under the U.S. and Texas Constitutions, federal and judicial precedent, the Texas Family Code, and the Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act, among other protections.

HB 45 makes no mention of any particular foreign nation, religion, or cultural practice but clarifies that “foreign law” means a rule, law, or code from a jurisdiction outside of the United States and it shall not override U.S and Texas law or their respective constitutions. It specifies that a “foreign judgment” means a ruling from a court, tribunal, or administrative adjudicator outside U.S. states and territories. The bill underscores that, in the event of any legal conflicts, “federal or state law prevails.”

If you recall, a Sharia tribunal was set up in Texas back in 2015 to deal with some of the family issues under Sharia. They immediately found themselves in trouble with the law for making false claims about those who were a part of the tribunal.

When similar legislation came out in 2015 to deal with this issue, Muslims stormed the Irving City Council and were outraged that the bill would ban Islamic Sharia Law Tribunals.

As the outrage of the Muslim community grew, Irving Mayor Beth Van Duyne said that she was “not going to be bullied,” and would “not be deterred.” Behind those attacks on Van Duyne and others was none other that designated terror group and Hamas-tied Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR).

Later that same year, the story broke about Ahmed “the fake clock making boy” Mohamed, which occurred in Irving. The previous year, Barack Hussein Obama Soetoro Sobarkah’s former national security adviser and Muslim Brotherhood supporting imam, Mohamed Elibiary, left the administration to work in nearby Dallas at his Freedom & Justice Foundation. This all occurred as an influx of illegal aliens poured across America’s southern border, some of whom we suspect were Islamic jihadis due to previous reports here, here, here, here and here.

There is no doubt that Sharia is being pushed to replace the US Constitution among many Islamists. Even Elibiary has said, “The United States of America an Islamic country with an Islamically compliant constitution.” To make matters word, Herman Mustafa Carroll, executive director of the Dallas-Fort Worth CAIR branch declared openly, “If we are practicing Muslims, we are above the law of the land.”

Interestingly enough, CAIR also attacked HB45 saying, “We believe it prevents Muslims from practicing their faith in areas such as Islamic marriage, divorce, funeral procedures, and civil agreements.”

The Texas Supreme Court must adopt HB 45’s rules by January 1, 2018.

Texas is the twelfth state to enact such legislation. So far Alabama, Arizona, Florida, Kansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Dakota, Oklahoma, Tennessee, and Washington have all put similar ALAC laws in place.

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Sadly, because America has abandoned God and claimed that all gods are equal and allowed the public worship of those gods in the public square, she is reaping the fruit of her idolatry. While I am glad that the law was passed and that people recognize there is a problem there, in my opinion, they are simply applying a band-aid to a gaping wound. We must get back to the principles that established us as a city on a hill in the world and to do that, we must go back to the Bible and the Law of God.

Courtesy of Freedom Outpost

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  1. What people have to learn or re-learn is that Islam is not a religion. It is a theocracy or a government with its rules and laws from its god. Hubal the Arab moon god, chief god of the Arab pantheon of around 360 gods is the god Islam civil law was given by. The word “allah” is not a name, it when translated means “the god”. Islam’s law system is prohibited by Article 6 of the US Constitution. Islamics are in reality citizens of a foreign State that is at war with the non-Islamic of the world. And this war is 1400 years old. The attempts to force Islam’s civil war on people is just another way Islamics have been waging war for 1400 years. People need to go back and look at what Islamics did to North Africa, the Middle East, and Europe in the 600s and 700s. The India in the 1000s/1100s, and Eastern Europe in the 1500s. T

  2. Praise God!

    But not to overlooked, this wouldn’t have been necessary if there were no Muslims here in America and there wouldn’t be any Muslims here in America had the 18th-century Enlightenment and Masonic founding fathers not replaced the First Commandment with the First Amendment.

    There were no openly practicing Muslims, no Mosques, no Sharia, and no Islamic terrorism in 17th-century Colonial America whose governments of, by, and for God were established upon Yahweh’s moral law, beginning with the First Commandment:

    “…When the 18th-century founders replaced the First Commandment (found intact in some 17th-century Colonial Constitutions) with the First Amendment, America was transformed from a predominantly monotheistic Christian nation (a united nation under one God, Yahweh) into arguably the most polytheistic nation to exist (a divided nation under many gods, including Islam’s Allah).

    “It’s one thing to allow for individual freedom of conscience and private choice of gods, something impossible to legislate for or against. It’s another matter altogether for government to enable any and all religions to proliferate through the land and evangelize our posterity to false gods. This is what the First Amendment legitimizes. It is an unequivocal violation of the First Commandment and the polar opposite of the following First Commandment statute:

    ‘[Y]e shall destroy their altars, break their images, and cut down their groves. For thou shall worship no other god: for Yahweh, whose name is Jealous, is a jealous God: Lest thou … go a whoring after their gods….’ (Exodus 34:13-15)….”

    For more, see blog article “National Religious Freedom Day aka Celebrating the Founders’ Violation of the First Commandment” at http://www.constitutionmythbusters.org/national-religious-freedom-day-aka-celebrating-the-founders-violation-of-the-first-commandment/.

    Then see online Chapter 11 “Amendment 1: Government-Sanctioned Polytheism” of “Bible Law vs. the United States Constitution: The Christian Perspective” at http://www.bibleversusconstitution.org/BlvcOnline/biblelaw-constitutionalism-pt11.html.

    • You are failing to understand why Amendment 1 exists. First, it applies to Congress and prevents Congress from creating a US version of the “Church of England”, among other things. Twelve of the original thirteen States had/have State supported Christian Denominations. The problem today is an overreach of Federal power and undermining of State authority by “Progressives”. Read it as it is actually written, not as it has been distorted.

      • Thanks for your input.

        Regardless, the reasons for Amendment 1 (and there’s more to it than what you’ve stated), the Muslims are here in America thanks to the founding fathers replacing the First Commandment with the First Amendment.

        Furthermore, when did God turn over His sovereign moral determinations over to the States? Returning power (via Amendment 10) to the States is NOT the answer for our country. When Biblical standards are rejected, State governments are just as wicked as is the Federal government. Our only answer is a return to Yahweh the God of the Bible, His Son as the Savior of the remnant, and His morality as found in His perfect law and altogether righteous judgments (Psalm 19:7-9) for society.

        Most people considered Justice Scalia a conservative.

        QUESTION: What’s the true conservative position regarding infanticide (wrongly termed “abortion”)?

        ANSWER: The conservative position is that it’s murder as determined by Yahweh, the ONLY One with the authority to determine whether it’s criminal not or deserving of capital punishment. Turning the decision over to the States to decide (which
        was Scalia’s position) is NOT the conservative position.

        QUESTION: Why was this Scalia’s position?
        ANSWER: Because to Scalia the Constitution was the Supreme Law of the land, not Yahweh’s law!

        For more, see online Chapter 19 “Amendment 10: Counterfeit Powers” of “Bible Law vs. the United States Constitution: The Christian Perspective” at http://www.bibleversusconstitution.org/BlvcOnline/biblelaw-constitutionalism-pt19.html.

        Then find out how much you REALLY know about the Constitution as compared to the Bible. Take our 10-question Constitution Survey at http://www.bibleversusconstitution.org/ConstitutionSurvey.html and receive a complimentary copy of a book that EXAMINES the Constitution by the Bible.

        • Our Federal Constitution was written to only give a limited set of authority to the federal government. The people have abandon Jehovah/Christ. You are blaming the writers of the US Constitution for what the people of the US have chosen to do.

          • There are no moral vacuums anywhere in life. Everything is either in harmony with or opposed to Yahweh’s morality as reflected in His Ten Commandments and their respective statutes and judgments.

            Thus, there’s only one standard by which everything (including the Constitution itself) is to be ethically evaluated: By Yahweh’s unchanging morality as reflected in His Ten Commandments and their respective statues and judgments. When the Constitution is actually examined by this standard (instead of a bunch of dead politicians’ cherry-picked quotations), it’s found to be anything but biblically compatible. In fact, there’s hardly an Article or Amendment that’s not antithetical, if not seditious, to Yahweh’s sovereignty and morality.

            For evidence, see free online book “Bible Law vs. Constitution: The Christian Perspective,” in which every Article and Amendment is examined by the Bible, at http://www.bibleversusconstitution.org/BlvcOnline/blvc-index.html.

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