The state of Texas has just taken a strong stand against sharia law.
On Wednesday, Texas Governor Gregg Abbott signed House Bill 45, which forbids the use of any foreign law in Texas courts, and directly targets family cases involving marriage or parent-child relationship cases.
Breitbart reported the new development, noting that the law is commonly known as “American Laws for American Courts,” or ALAC.
In a Facebook post Thursday, Rep. Jeff Leach (R-Plano), who co-authored the bill, said, “Thank you Governor Abbott for signing our House Bill 45 – a vitally important bill to further safeguard and protect our Constitutional rights!”
Breitbart noted that HB45 does not mention any particular foreign nation, culture or religion, but simply states that no foreign law will override U.S. or Texas law.
The Islamic community in Texas is already rising up to oppose the law:
The Texas chapter of the Council for American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) called HB 45 anti-Sharia law and lobbied for the state’s Muslim community to oppose the bill. “We believe it prevents Muslims from practicing their faith in areas such as Islamic marriage, divorce, funeral procedures, and civil agreements, they said in a press release.
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