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Montana Democrats vote against bill banning Sharia, call it “repugnant”

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By Robert Spencer
Jihad Watch
April 1, 2017

Do they even know what Sharia is? Almost certainly not. They’ve just been told that to oppose it is “racist,” and that’s good enough for them. Stonings, amputations, the institutionalized degradation of women and non-Muslims, the denial of the freedom of speech and the freedom of conscience — what’s not to like?

“Montana Democrats Vote Against Bill Banning Sharia Law, Call It ‘Repugnant,’” by Ben Kew, Breitbart, March 31, 2017:

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.”…

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  1. Reblogged this on Brittius.

    Brittius

    April 3, 2017 at 08:35


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