Bill That Protects NC Residents From Foreign Law

VIA Plott Hound

RALEIGH — A bill that would protect North Carolinians from the use of foreign law in family courts won overwhelming support in the Senate last month and passed by a 2-to-1 margin in the House but still awaits the signature of Gov. Pat McCrory.

“It’s important that the Governor hear from Christians across the state so that he knows that we value the protection this bill offers from Sharia Law or any other foreign legal system that would contradict our own Constitutional rights,” said the Rev. Mark Creech, executive director of the Christian Action League. “He is obviously hearing from opponents of the measure.”

“The Council for American Islamic Relations (CAIR) and other groups … continue to lobby the Governor not to sign HB 522, The Foreign Laws/Protect Constitutional Rights Bill,” Rep. Whitmire wrote in an e-mail to the CAL.

Fleming El-Amin with the American Coalition for Good Government, which began in 1997 as an offshoot of sorts of the Muslim American Society, wrote lawmakers in late July opposing Whitmire’s bill and claiming it would violate Muslims’ freedom to worship. He said that “to infer in this Bill that this community is a threat to the U.S. Constitution boarders (sic) on racism.”

In truth the bill shores up the constitutional rights of anyone summoned before state courts for divorce, alimony or child custody hearings.

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