From Creeping Sharia:
Posted on February 27, 2012 by creeping
And Muslims will invade Tallahassee on February 28th. via ‘Anti-Sharia Law’ House Bill 1209 Passes Florida House Panel; Muslims, ACLU Object | Sunshine State News.
Waving aside objections from the Florida Bar and the ACLU, the House Judiciary Committee approved an “anti-Sharia law” bill on Wednesday.
“We’re trying to anticipate problems we see in other states and address them proactively,” said Rep. Larry Metz, R-Eustis, sponsor of House Bill 1209.
“This will preclude unjust results in cases where the outcome could be different if we didn’t have the bill.”
Representatives from the Florida Bar’s Family Law Section and the American Civil Liberties Union opposed the measure, saying Florida courts already have the ability to refuse to enforce foreign laws, including the Islamic legal code based on the Quran.
Critics also claimed that Metz’s bill could complicate and raise the costs of adjudicating prenuptial and postnuptial agreements contracted in other jurisdictions.
Prior to Wednesday’s meeting, the Florida chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations sent an alert to supporters warning that the bill would “demonize Islam and marginalize Muslims.”
CAIR alleged that HB 1209 is “ultimately aimed at making sure Sharia or other foreign laws are not applied to family law cases in Florida.”
And CAIR’s ultimate aim is making sure sharia law can be applied in Florida and anywhere in the United States.
“It’s good law because it’s preventive in nature,” said Rep. Ray Pilon, R-Sarasota.
More via Big Peace, Creeping Shari’ah in America Must Be Stopped:
Please encourage Florida lawmakers to support legislation titled Application of Foreign Laws in Certain Cases (HB 1209, SB 1360). This legislation would prohibit certain provisions of foreign laws, including Shari’ah law, from being considered by Florida courts if they do not afford the same liberties, rights and privileges guaranteed by the Florida and US Constitution.
The Senate Budget Subcommittee on Criminal and Civil Justice AppropriationsChair has scheduled SB 1360 for consideration on Tuesday, February 28, 2012.
Thus far, three committees have approved this legislation with only one dissenting vote. To read the full details at Florida Family Association click here. There is a link to write to the Florida legislature to express your support for this bill.
This legislation has passed all of the assigned committees in the Florida House and is ready to be heard by the full house of representatives. However, this legislation must pass in this senate subcommittee.
Ahmed Bedier of United Voices for America will be in Tallahassee on February 28th to fight this bill. The group is inviting Muslims to Tallahassee on the same day for the fourth annual Florida Muslim Capitol Day.
The proposed bill would in no way diminish the ability of the Muslim faithful to peaceably practice their religion. It merely seeks to affirm the Florida Constitution and the Constitution of the United States of America as the Supreme Law of the Land.