CAIR is not a bunch of happy campers today. The Texas Legislature has passed a bill which will ban the use of Sharia law anywhere in the state of Texas. The bill is now being sent to Texas governor Gregg Abbott, who will sign the bill and make it law. Sharia Law isn’t even law. It’s an edict from the Muslim religion and uses punishments such as mutilation, amputation, scourging, lashing and whipping, stoning, forced child marriage, and killing by such means as stoning, burning, being thrown off of a roof and beheading for various “crimes.”
The new law will protect Muslim women.
This provision protects Muslim women from harsh penalties in matters of divorce, child custody, forced child marriage and so-called “honor” punishments imposed as a matter of course in a culture and faith that subjugates women.
In domestic cases, women may not be allowed custody or visitation of their children, maintenance, child support or receive their share of marital property under Sharia law.
Unsurprisingly, the Center for American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) says the bill will “demonize” Muslims for their faith and called it an attempt to spread “Islamophobia.”
It remains to be seen if the Michigan bill proceeds in a state with a high population of newly-arrive Muslims or in other states now that Texas has an established law prohibiting the application of any foreign law in a state courtroom.
But with the influx of large numbers of Muslims from the Middle East into communities, demanding the right to have their disputes adjudicated in Sharia courts, some states have found it necessary to write specific exclusions into their constitutions to make it clear that no faith-based law will be used in a state courtroom.
Michigan has introduced just such a bill, but Texas has already passed a law preventing Sharia law from being applied in Texas courtrooms, and sent the bill to Gov. Greg Abbott’s office for his signature.