TALLAHASSEE (CBS4) – The Florida Republican-led legislature may be about to join a dozen other states in pushing a law that would prevent Florida courts from considering international law, specifically Sharia Law

However, according to the South Florida chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the law affects all religions including: Islam, Jewish, Hindu, and even Christian laws.

GOP-led legislatures across the country have been racing to see which one would be able to get the first anti-Sharia law passed and upheld by the courts. Oklahoma tried a similar bill, but it was thrown out because of the Constitution’s ban on religious discrimination or favoritism.

A similar bill first emerged last year, but according to CBS Miami news partner the Miami Herald, an analysis found that the law could violate the Constitution’s separation-of-powers because state courts could hurt the federal government’s ability to govern foreign policy and the judiciary’s constitutional role as interpreting laws.

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Comments (8)
  1. tony montana says:

    Time to move to Costa Ricardo who needs the police state AMERIKKKA has become

  2. phyllis says:

    Florida is an embarassment to the country. Don’t these ignorant politicians have anything better to do than waste time passing bills on sharia law?

    1. Dr. Evil says:

      Agreed, This is foolishness and a waste of time. I am so glad we “elect” these buffoons!

  3. MiamiMex says:

    Coincidentally the New York TV producer who beheaded his wife wa just sentenced today.

    Scary stuff.

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  4. Logical Lady says:

    Any religion that permits the abuse/murder of women (honor killings) has no place in our modern society. Practice any religion you want but leave the violence out or expect a backlash from North America. This has nothing to do with muslim religion, it is about protecting the rights of our citizens. Our safety is paramount and no religion should usurp our laws.

    1. Atheist says:

      You are in no way logical! The acts in themselves are already illegal. No point in banning something that is illegal in the first place.

    2. V. J. says:

      So-called honor killings are tradition of a few groups inherited from feudal times. It has nothing to do with Islam and is not part of the Sharia. Learn before you accuse.

  5. Bob says:

    Logical lady youre so ignorant everything u just said was illegal anyway. These lawmakers are going to ad more problems, it’s discriminating aginst Muslims it’s just another reason for the extreme Muslims to hate America