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Republicans Pass Bill Banning Sharia Law… With Zero Democrat Votes

Democrats in Montana have opposed a bill banning the use of foreign law in its state courts on the grounds that such legislation would target Muslims.

Senate Bill 97, introduced by Keith Regier (R-Kalispell) bans the application of foreign law in Montana’s courts, with the debate particularly focused on Sharia Law, a form of Islamic law typically used in the Middle East.

Although the bill passed on party lines by 56-44, Democrats claimed it was designed to target Muslim communities.

“I think it sends a dangerous message to minority groups both here living in our state and wanting to come visit our state, just merely on the fact that you may be different,” said Rep. Shane Morigeau, D-Missoula, while debating the bill. “I truly believe this law is repugnant. I believe this is not who we are as Montanans.”

Meanwhile, Rep. Ellie Hill Smith (D-Missoula) proposed a failed amendment to the bill to include a ban on both Sharia Law and the Law of Moses, in order to “show the state of Montana that it is not just about Islamic Law.”

“The courts have said that laws that single out certain religions violate the First Amendment,” Smith said, claiming that it was “peppered with anti-Muslim bigotry.”

Another Democrat, Rep. Laurie Bishop (D-Livingston) urged legislators “not to forget the roots of this bill,” adding that “our children are watching.”

Meanwhile, Rep. Brad Tschida (R-Missoula) said the bill was an attempt to push back against a “constitution [that] is constantly under assault.”

Bills specifically targeting Sharia Law have passed in states such as North Carolina, Alabama, Arizona, Kansas, Louisiana, South Dakota, and Tennessee. The bill will now be passed on to Gov. Steve Bullock (D) for signature or veto.

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8 Comments

8 Comments

  1. Jim

    April 2, 2017 at 3:17 pm

    The Democrats are morons . Of course it was designed to send a message . There is only one court system and law in America . Accept it and assimilate or leave,.

  2. John

    April 2, 2017 at 3:31 pm

    Mind Boggling!!! And you still want to vote Democrat. Are you out of your mind?

  3. Michele

    April 2, 2017 at 10:27 pm

    There is no place on the USA THAT SHOULD MAKE sharia A LAW. THIS IS THE USA! Take your sharia and shovel where the sun DON’T SHINE!

  4. Tanya Curry

    April 2, 2017 at 11:22 pm

    Where have all the idiots come from. THIS IS AMERICA! We have our own laws and don’t need to allow a foreign entity here to add and use their laws. If they love sharia, go back home and live with it. AMERICANS WANT NO PART OF IT!!

  5. Dodi

    April 3, 2017 at 4:14 am

    If they are here to assimilate like you all keep saying this shouldn’t be an issue. One Country one law!!!!

  6. Barbara

    April 3, 2017 at 8:56 am

    NO ISLAMICS OR SHARIA LAW IS ALLOWED IN THE U.S.A. PER MCCARRAN/WALTERS ACT OF 1952 AND 1965.

    FOLLOW THE LAW AND DEPORT THEM OR YOU WILL BE IN JAIL AND WE THE PEOPLE WILL MAKE SURE THEY ARE DEPORTED.

  7. Kristan

    April 3, 2017 at 2:20 pm

    Deport them we don’t want them here

  8. Darlene

    April 4, 2017 at 5:10 pm

    Thank you Montana Republicans for following the law. This insidious cancer seeks to destroy Judo Christian civilization

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