Could this really be happening . . and in Alabama? The Alabama electorate faced the choice of whether they could find themselves finding Sharia law embedded in their own court system, creating mayhem and controversy among both liberals and Muslims after banning foreign codes of law, especially Sharia law.
The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), took to Facebook to denounce the amendment, calling it “virulently racist” and motivated by “outright hostility towards Muslims.”
From the Conservative Tribune:
Alabama Statewide Amendment 1 reads:
“Called “The American and Alabama Laws for Alabama Courts Amendment,” Amendment 1 relates to the application of foreign law during the legal process involving an Alabama citizen. Foreign law refers to the laws of other countries or cultures. Currently, judges or other legal authorities discern whether foreign law is applied. Amendment 1 would create constitutional protection that foreign law is not applied if it violates the guaranteed rights of Alabama citizens.”
As the Tribune reported:
The liberal argument against the proposed amendment is mostly that it is a solution for a nonexistent problem. Oh, and it is racist and Islamophobic.
But that is precisely why such an amendment needed to be passed. Are American citizens supposed to wait until they find themselves being ruled over by a foreign set of laws before doing something about it? Of course not!