CAIR hits NC governor with email blitz to veto anti-Sharia bill

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North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory

North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory is facing a tough decision – whether to veto a bill that prohibiting judges from considering foreign law, including Islamic Shariah law.

While family groups support the measure, North Carolina Muslims hope they can persuade the Republican governor to veto the bill, according to The State.com.

Muslims oppose the effort because they think it is motivated by intolerance and say it could infringe on other religious groups. .
But others say measures banning the use of “foreign laws” are targeting Shariah law, not other religions.

“No one has a problem with Muslims or anyone else living peaceably in America,” the Rev. Mark Creech, said in an article published on the Christian Action League website. “But on U.S. soil, we must all embrace the freedoms and responsibilities assigned us via the Constitution, and not demand enforcement of rules and regulations left behind in other cultures.”

While some argue that the law is not necessary, the Christian Action League explained its benefits this way:

There have been more than 50 cases in 23 states in which judges have applied foreign law, depriving people of their constitutional rights. Often women and children wind up the victims when Sharia law is applied. Under the law based on the Quran and the Sunna, the teachings and writings of Mohammed, there is no age requirement for a girl to marry, and acts of adultery or prostitution can lead to sentences of death. Many Sharia law problems in the United States involve cases of women being beaten by their Muslim husbands and judges ruling that because the men were not accustomed to U.S. laws against spousal abuse, they cannot be convicted.

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CAIR sent out a national “action alert” urging Muslims to call and email McCrory to ask him to veto the bill. Defending Shariah law from U.S. restrictions is one of CAIR’s top agenda items, according to its March 2012 statement announcing a “community toolkit to challenge ‘Anti-Sharia’ bills.”

The email CAIR recommended sending to the governor says in part:

This “foreign law” bill is a thinly-veiled attack on the state’s Muslim population, that only serves to marginalize Muslims and to deny them equal rights and equal access to the courts enjoyed by other religious groups.

“It’s a 50-50 shot,” Corey Saylor, a Washington, D.C.-based CAIR spokesman, told The State. “I’m hopeful that reason will prevail over bigotry and ignorance.”

If McCrory signs the bill, North Carolina would become the seventh state to have an anti-Shariah law, according to The State, joining Arizona, Kansas, Louisiana, South Dakota, Oklahoma, and Tennessee. Alabama lawmakers approved a similar constitutional amendment, which will be on the ballot for voters to consider in 2014.

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  • Kenneth Clark

    We are a country of our own laws. If a religious group does not want to follw American law they are free to leave and go to another coumtry with laws they are wanting. We should not use laws from a foreign country in any of our courts. We should politely but forcefully advise these people that they are subject to our laws and if they do not agree then move on to some place else.

    • Kenneth Clark

      If necessary their should be a federal law inacted that states, everyone on American Soil is subject to American laws as long as they are here. That their will be no consideration given to any foreign laws when a crime has been commited in the USA. Beating your wife, marrying a 12 year old girl, robbing a citizen or bank or commiting murder in the name of a so called god is illegal in the USA and should remain illegal regardless of any “religious” belief. The core of our law is Judeo Christian. Live by it while you are here or leave.

      • Don’t Mess With Texas

        Suppose to already be like that..Politicians are Morons..

        • Kenneth Clark

          Yep it is. These are actual Judges doing this.

        • rulie haveman

          moron is too kind a word .

    • judith stushek

      Amen!

    • Nelson Stanley

      I agree with you 100%

  • Scott

    USA doesn’t want Shiria law,Any one that wants it go to the Middle east..No Alah in USA..he’s dead in Mecca

  • krjfla

    How can this even be coming up in America??? Condoning or even thinking of allowing any part of Shiria law is horrendously BAD! Obama has been cow-towing to Muslims ever since becoming president and this has to end. If Muslims want to live in America they follow our laws…if they don’t like it, then leave.

    • rulie haveman

      where have you been? Obama is a Muslim himself .

  • uksofie

    The UK allowed sharia courts….they are paying dearly. USA wise up before it’s too late.

  • butterflyinoh

    America has it’s own laws; and as a result of that–it means WE DON’T BOW DOWN to foreigners who come here. If you’re here–then you go by OUR laws and if you don’t like them–LEAVE because we don’t like or want your kind of law!!!

    • Susan Nitschke McAvoy

      Everyone who choses to live here MUST abide by our laws & our flag.

  • Beeta

    Hell no you do not allow this crap… This is America.. WE have our own laws and that does not include the horrible sharia laws from the godless evil moslems… Get our of our country … go home and you have my permission to kill each other there. And your stupid women that think this dark age practice is ok they get what they deserve… Go home and do your thing there.. This is America and we don’t need your kind here.

  • Beeta

    South Carolina needs to get after this elected official and tell him what he had better do!

    • rulie haveman

      and deluge him with letters calls and cables to tell him to stand his ground correction our ground our country .our laws .

  • ChiliSauce65

    If they want to live under Sharia law then they need to go back to the middle east. Period

  • Dan Nowotarski

    CAIR – Council of American Islamic Relations – is an enemy of America’s Liberties and Freedoms, their goal is to rid America of its Constitution and replace it with sharia law. America needs stronger leaders shutting CAIR and the Muslim Brotherhood down in America, along with other anti-American Islamic organizations. – God Bless America, Israel, the NRA and all Real Freedom Fighting Patriots.

    • rulie haveman

      AMEN

  • darcy922

    This is America we don’t want any part of anything that has to do with Shariah law or anything else Muslim. God knows that those people claim to be peaceful, but we know what they stand for. We don’t need anything connected with Shariah. The people of NC should be furious and not allow this crap to ever start. It’s nothing but trouble we can see that from other countries.