And, of course the Islamic lobby is going nuts. According to this story at Fox News, Kansas becomes the 4th state to enact the so-called “American laws for American courts” model legislation. (Hat tip: Greg)
But, Governor Brownback’s signature on this bill is ironic since as a US Senator he helped open the Somali Muslim floodgates to America!
First, here is the story about the bill-signing last week:
Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback has signed a law aimed at keeping the state’s courts or government agencies from basing decisions on Islamic or other foreign legal codes, and a national Muslim group’s spokesman said Friday that a court challenge is likely.
The new law, taking effect July 1, doesn’t specifically mention Shariah law, which broadly refers to codes within the Islamic legal system. Instead, it says courts, administrative agencies or state tribunals can’t base rulings on any foreign law or legal system that would not grant the parties the same rights guaranteed by state and U.S. constitutions.
“This bill should provide protection for Kansas citizens from the application of foreign laws,” said Stephen Gele, spokesman for the American Public Policy Alliance, a Michigan group promoting model legislation similar to the new Kansas law. “The bill does not read, in any way, to be discriminatory against any religion.”
But supporters have worried specifically about Shariah law being applied in Kansas court cases, and the alliance says on its website that it wants to protect Americans’ freedoms from “infiltration” by foreign laws and legal doctrines, “especially Islamic Shariah Law.”
….laws similar to Kansas’ new statute have been enacted in Arizona, Louisiana and Tennessee.
Read it all! See CAIR go nuts.
Now get this! This is the same guy (Brownback) who as Chairman of a Senate immigration subcommittee pushed for the resettlement of Somali Bantu into the US (and lots of other refugees as well!). However, after initially saying ‘we will take some in Kansas,’ he changed his tune when rumblings from his state indicated that it was not something the average Kansan was open to—AND 911 happened. Here is a short segment from a very detailed article from Thomas Allen at VDARE, written in 2003, about the now ten-year-old Brownback change of heart:
Anywhere but Kansas!
When it comes to mass immigration, Sam Brownback is not just another Senator. He played a key role in sabotaging Republican support for the 1996 Smith-Simpson bill, the last serious effort at immigration reduction. And when the State Department accepted the Somali Bantu, and discussions began about where they would go, he was chairman of the Senate immigration subcommittee.
State Department officials say Brownback had told both them and U.N. refugee chief Ruud Lubbers that he was “interested in resettling more refugees in Kansas.” State began exploring the feasibility of resettling the Bantu in Wichita, Kansas.
According to Chris Renner, Program Director of the Kansas Board of Education, the Senator was the catalyst of the resettlement plan and “to make a long story short, he … lent his support to the resettlement of this population in Kansas.”
But apparently Kansas did not like the resettlement proposal any more than Maine and Massachusetts do. And after 9/11, Brownback announced a change of heart.
Change of hearts are O.K. as long as everyone knows the history of what happened and the people involved in bringing the largest groups of Muslim immigrants to the US—anyone involved with refugee resettlement—apologizes for what they are and have done to the country. There would be no need for laws like this one if we weren’t importing the Islamic foot soldiers for groups like CAIR.
Flood of Somalis to Kansas anyway!
By the way, even if Brownback had a change of heart, he couldn’t stop the flood of Somalis to Kansas. Remember in 2007 we began writing many posts on the trouble in Emporia, KS as the town became flooded with Somali workers for Tysons Food (gee I wonder if Brownback was getting campaign donations from Tyson and other meatpackers looking for cheap and captive labor?). We created a whole category on the problems in Emporia, here.
Tyson Foods closed the Emporia operation and moved the Somalis to other meat packing towns. One was Shelbyville, TN, but some went to Garden City, KS where the somalification of Kansas is occurring at this very moment. LOL! It is Garden City where the Somalis want a special publicly-funded Muslim cemetery so they don’t need to be near infidels even in death. I mentioned the Garden City cemetery in my post yesterday on Muslims demanding cemeteries in Europe, here.
So, it’s all well and good if there is no Shariah law allowed in Kansas courts, but Shariah is creeping into Kansas anyway in the most unlikeliest of places—local government training sessions (again, see somalification of Kansas) on how to understand Somalis in order to “serve” them better and local government decisions about segregated cemeteries.