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Tuesday, 12 April 2011 11:57

Texas Legislature Considers Bills to Ban Foreign Law from State Courts

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Texas lawmakers are continuing their quest to prohibit Shariah law from being accepted as persuasive in any court in the Lone Star State. This includes any cultural considerations and implications of any foreign law or code, including the Islamic Shariah law.

The chief sponsor of one of the measures, Representative Leo Berman (R-Tyler), stated that the goal of his proposed bill is to require Texas courts to uphold and apply only the laws ordained by the constitutions of [Texas and the United States], prohibiting any other interpretation.

"We all know what Shariah law does to women women must wear burqas, women are subject to humiliation and ... controlled marriages under Shariah law," he continued, in defense of his bill. "We want to prevent it from ever happening in Texas."

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