For the past few years there has been a widespread fear among some conservatives that Islamic law is a threat to the constitutional rights of Americans. A number of state legislatures began passing bills outlawing Sharia law.
North Carolina’s House of Representatives became the latest on Thursday, passing a bill prohibiting the application of foreign laws in this state. The bill specifies foreign law cannot be considered in divorce, child custody or support, alimony or equitable distribution cases, if that would violate any party’s constitutional rights.
Democrats scoffed at the bill, but Republicans – who carried the bill with a 69-42 vote – said it was a serious matter. Veteran GOP Rep. John Blust of Greensboro said it was time to “nip it in the bud.”
“It’s creeping, but it is stated within those who are pushing it, that is their goal: to have this type of law rule the world,” Blust said.
The bill goes to the Senate now.