GOP Law Makers in Florida Jumped to Protect the State from Sharia Law-Truth!
Summary of eRumor:
Reports have surfaced on the Web that Republican lawmakers in Florida introduced legislation that would prevent Sharia law from being considered by judges in the state.
This eRumor is true.
An “anti-Sharia bill” sponsored by Florida State Sen. Alan Hays (R-Umatilla) was advanced by the State Senate on April 28, 2014.
According to the Orlando Sentinel, the bill would restrict the state’s judges from considering foreign law in cases that involve divorce, alimony, child support and custody.
If signed into law, the bill would also prevent an order from a foreign court from being enforced if it “offends the public policy of the state.”
State Rep. Neil Combee (R-Polk City) introduced a companion bill in the Florida House of Representatives. That measure had not been brought to the floor for a vote as of May 2, 2014.
“Sharia” is an Arabic word for “the right path,” and refers to traditional Islamic law as outlined in the Koran. It’s considered sacred by Muslims, according to the Constitutional Rights Foundation.
Florida wouldn’t be the first state white anti-Shari laws on the books. Arizona, Kansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Tennessee and North Carolina have all enacted such laws, according to the Religion News Service.