The City of Irving, Texas, was the setting for a recent Sharia Islamic Court, and the mayor took a stand against it. Mayor Beth Van Duyne publicly stated that she backs the new Texas law which prohibits any kind of foreign law from being practiced in the state of Texas. The Conservative Tribune reported:
There were a multitude of illegal activities taking place behind the attempted formation of the Sharia court, including the fact that all four of the “voluntary” Sharia lawyers were not licensed to practice law in Texas — that’s a third degree felony.
The rules of the Sharia court had different guidelines for women and men, with typical Islamic humiliation tactics to be used against women, which is constitutionally illegal.
The Sharia court “lawyers” also conveniently failed to inform the city of Irving that they were operating a court inside of the town — again, illegal.
The mayor’s office responded to Zia Sheikh’s public hissy fit with a call for them to follow the Consitution and the American Laws for American Courts bill, which prohibits foreign law from being practiced in the state of Texas.
Their response was in typical radical Islamic fashion. “We don’t care about the bill. It’s not going to affect us in any way, shape or form. The bottom line is the foundation of this bill is anti-Islamic,” Sheikh said.
During the city vote to support the Texas bill, which passed by a 5-4 vote, members from CAIR were present, attempting to intimidate the crowd by alleging that the bill was “anti-Islamic” and used words like “bigotry” and “Islamophobia.” (H/T MadWorldNews)
The bill makes no specific reference to Islam or Sharia — it merely states that no foreign law is to be practiced in the state.
It should also be noted that one of the votes that opposed the bill was from a Muslim council member, who addressed his fellow Muslims in the room before casting his “no” vote in dramatic fashion.
The mayor’s stance was applauded by those who believe that Muslim extremists are trying to take a foothold here in the United States. As the report above indicates, the Islamic lawyers are not fazed by the American court system. However, it is important that government leaders like the Irving mayor stand up to the leaders of the Sharia court so that their efforts to establish their own system of law in the US are held back.