Are you with Mayor Beth Van Duyne or promoters of Sharia?
The Mayor of Irving Texas, Beth Van Duyne, has come under fire from Muslims and liberals nationwide for insisting that the Constitution rules and that Sharia law is not allowed in Teaxas. This should not be controversial for any American citizen, but apparently the idea is enough to provoke fierce reaction from some Muslims. Whether or not the local mosque actually set up a Sharia tribunal is beside the point. The reaction to the suggestion that the U.S. Constitution rules in this land is very troubling.
Is there another group of immigrants who are so openly hostile to the idea that coming to America means you assimilate into our culture and honor our laws? Maybe it’s because their deepest beliefs are incompatible with our laws.
It began with a February Facebook post by Mayor Beth Van Duyne responding to stories about a Muslim mediation panel comprised of arbitrators settling civil disputes using Sharia law in non-binding decisions, with reports that the panel was located in an Irving mosque. Van Duyne began referring to the tribunal as a “court” and warned that foreign law can’t be applied when it “violates public policy, statutory, or federal laws.”
“Sharia Law Court was NOT approved or enacted by the City of Irving,” she wrote, adding: “Our nation cannot be so overly sensitive in defending other cultures that we stop protecting our own. The American Constitution and our guaranteed rights reigns supreme in our nation and may that ever be the case.”
Van Duyne’s comments attracted national media attention. In March, she asked her city council to vote to endorse a Texas bill that forbids judges in family law cases from using foreign laws if they violate constitutional or state protections. Critics said the bill unfairly targeted Muslims. Irving’s mosque “categorically” denied hosting a court, stating that its imam acted as an arbitrator on a tribunal in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex.
Most Americans find the mayors words to be common sense. It’s very simple. If you come to this country, abide by the laws. If you don’t like the laws then pass an amendment to the constitution. And there’s the rub. Islam is incompatible with Democracy. They know they will never be able to get enough support to make the Constitution ‘Sharia Compliant’ so they try to introduce all kinds of workarounds.
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