The Constitution wins again.
Earlier this week, a bill soared through the Montana House of Representatives which was crafted to block “the application of foreign law” in state courts — namely Sharia Law.
The vote for Senate Bill 97 was mostly along party lines, passing 56-44.
Republicans sensibly argued that the Constitutions of both Montana and the United States are upheld with the passing of this state legislation.
However, state Democrats are continuing their talking point that the bill “targets Muslims” — when Sharia law, in fact, targets it’s own Muslim women and children, oppressing them in dozens of ways.
The Billings Gazette Reports:
“After a lengthy debate, with Democrats and Republicans disagreeing on the intent of a Senate bill to prohibit state courts from applying foreign law, the legislation advanced in the House largely along party lines with a 56-44 vote.
“Senate Bill 97, carried by Keith Regier, R-Kalispell, doesn’t specifically mention Sharia law, but it was the only kind of foreign law mentioned during testimony in both the Senate and House judiciary committees.
“Sharia law is the religious governance followed by people practicing Islam. Sharia utilizes religious texts to determine divine will. Its implementation varies across the world, with Saudi Arabia adhering to strict punishments like stoning, while in other countries it is most regularly used in personal law such as marriage and divorce.
“Democrats said the bill targets Muslims, while Republicans said it simply reinforces the Montana and U.S. constitutions.”
By the nature of the opposing laws and philosophies, it is understandable that a bill upholding the Constitution would seem to target radical, Sharia-abiding Islamists. But it says more about which political group is supporting which side. Republicans fight for the Constitution, while Democrats fight to erode it.
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