SHOULD DONALD TRUMP BAN SHARIA LAW IN THE UNITED STATES?
by John Locke, American Journal Review.
Many states, Texas included, have taken steps to make sure that Sharia Law doesn’t creep into our judicial system. It’s time to take this movement nationwide.
A few years back, France took the controversial step of banning people from wearing the full burka, the Muslim head covering which completely covers everything except the eyes. The French government was raked over the coal by liberals, and the Huffington Post lambasted the French government for racism.
But it worked.
According to the British outlet The Telegraph, the French Burka ban has been very effective, and the data speaks for itself.
Despite some high-profile protests, France’s banning of the burka is enormously popular with the public. Unfortunately, as in Britain, almost anything politicians do that the voters approve of tends to be denounced as populisme – a particularly dread charge among the over-earnest French political class – and instead of enjoying the deserved benefits, President Nicolas Sarkozy has found himself on the defensive.
So why, you ask, is banning Sharia Law even an issue when we have our own laws?
It’s simple. In cases where current US law is vague or where it doesn’t cover, judges have often turned to international law to interpret existing US laws, or even legislate from the bench.
There have been numerous cases where Sharia Law has been cited in US Courts, and that number is rising.
Of course, this author is against ANY international law being used within the borders of the United States, so the headline could very well read “International Law” in the place of Sharia Law.
Now, let me be very careful here. I do not believe that Muslims should be banned, nor do I believe that their religious practices should be banned. There have been many outcries from those on the right who want all “Sharia Tribunals” banned from the United States.
However, most Christian churches believe in some form of Church discipline, and church court. These proceedings have no influence on civil welfare, nor should they. Most proceedings deal with ‘sin’ committed by the member and have punishments which range from “Hail Mary’s”, to banning from communion for a time, or even banishment from the Church.
Muslim “Sharia Tribunals” are much in the same as Christian ‘sessions’ or courts. So I want to make it clear that I believe Muslims should be free to practice their faith in their mosque as they see fit.
US Courts should not use Sharia or other religious law in their decision making process, and now that we have a President-elect Trump, this should be codified by Congress so that our Civil Government can never be overrun by religious law.
That’s how I see it. What about you?