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Posted: Thursday, May 31, 2012 12:00 am

Gov. Sam Brownback disappointed many Kansans when he signed a law that would prohibit Kansas courts or agencies from citing Sharia law.

The bill was dressed up to prohibit citations of any foreign law, but everyone in the capitol knew it was aimed at Islamic Sharia law.

Some Republicans voted for the bill fearing a “no” vote would be used against them at re-election time.

Leading Democrats insisted the bill would not have any effect, since no Kansas court or agency had even cited Sharia law.

But the sophomoric, circus-like atmosphere in the House of Representatives apparently carried the day, including at the governor’s office.

This fear-mongering law, offensive to Muslims and many others, deserved to die in the Legislature, and if not there, on the governor’s desk.

If Gov. Brownback had, indeed, acted as his much-advertised, tolerant self, the bill would not have been allowed to become law.

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  • anonymous posted at 11:48 am on Thu, Jun 7, 2012.

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    Veritas and Depose:Does it freak you out that there is an image of Muhammad on the Supreme Court's walls? Moses is there too....where's Jesus? It has been there for years. Does that mean our Supreme Court cites Sharia law?

  • anonymous posted at 6:21 am on Mon, Jun 4, 2012.

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    Veritas, you are not posting an example that answers the question. The question is, what cases have been thrown out because of Sharia law? Did the judge in the case you brought up cite Sharia Law? As far as I can tell, he did not. His reference to the Koran wasn't a reference to sharia law. He mentioned the Koran because he asked the accuser to tell him where in the Koran does it say that Mohammad walked among the dead. Simply bringing up the Koran isn't the same as citing sharia law. The judge dropped the case because there wasn't enough evidence and he also basically implied that the accuser violated the "spirit" of the law with respect to the first amendment (which is something that I actually DISAGREE with)...Those are the things he cited. You can make an argument that the judge was bias in his ruling because of his personal feelings about Islam. But you cannot argue that he used Sharia law to overturn the case, because he did not. His main reason was lack of evidence, since the video of the alleged "choking and beating" didn't show anything.

  • anonymous posted at 1:24 pm on Sun, Jun 3, 2012.

    anonymous Posts: 0

    Like I said, list a legitimate news source not some crack pot who likes to throw stuff up on the internet that they and pretty much only they believe. I'll buy CNN but not Fox News, see what you can come up with on that.

  • anonymous posted at 2:11 am on Sun, Jun 3, 2012.

    anonymous Posts: 0

    Veritas-Nope. That's not an example. Depose?

  • anonymous posted at 7:06 am on Sat, Jun 2, 2012.

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    What, the judge cited the Koran, and had a Koran in his hands as he excused this man from punishment for an act that would have bought you or I a penalty of some kind. Obviously, if you are Muslim, you are allowed to beat and choke people without the consequences that you or I would be subject to under the law of the land. I'm ignorant? You need to go and read the web site I cited along with the plethora of recorded evidence of Shariah law being used to over-ride constitutional law. And, I just love the hypocracy, if the judge in Pennsylvania would have been holding a Bible, quoted it, and excused a professed Christian from any penalty for assaulting someone, you and others like you would be screaming at the top of your lungs about seperation of Church and State, and rightfully so. Why you are willfully blind when it comes to Islam is a mystery to me.

  • anonymous posted at 4:11 am on Sat, Jun 2, 2012.

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    Try using a real website Veritas from a real news source and maybe then we will listen to you. Faux News doesn't count. Also, the Constitution is a "living" document. It was never supposed to be a 1780 document working today, it was designed to change with the times. If you can't handle that then leave. You people want to live in a country that runs itself by circa 1780 rules then there are plenty of 3rd world countries that would be happy to take you. Just don't come back crying when you can't do what you want and you get trampled on by that country's poor leadership. The Constitution is and always will be a living document.

  • anonymous posted at 4:10 pm on Fri, Jun 1, 2012.

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    Veritas....what "sharia law" did the judge cite in the dismissal?Are you that ignorant or just dumb?The judge dismissed it under US law in a US court. The judge did not cite or use sharia law in the dismissal.

  • anonymous posted at 2:40 pm on Fri, Jun 1, 2012.

    anonymous Posts: 0

    Fred, here is, "just one", please visit if you would like to pull the veil of doubt from your eyes, ...regards..A Pennsylvania judge has dismissed charges against a Muslim man who physically attacked an atheist dressed as “Zombie Muhammad” during the Mechanicsburg, Pa. Halloween parade.Talaag Elbayomy, a 46-year-old Muslim man, allegedly attacked Ernest Perce V, who was dressed as “Zombie Muhammad” and walking with a man dressed as “Zombie Pope” during the October parade. Both men were members of the Parading Atheists of Central Pennsylvania.During the attack Elbayomy reportedly attempted to take Perce’s “Muhammed of Islam” sign and choked him.

  • anonymous posted at 11:20 am on Fri, Jun 1, 2012.

    anonymous Posts: 0

    Depose - Give me one example of a state reducing or dropping criminal charges against anyone becuase of Sharia Law. One actual example. Just one. "!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"Best - Fred

  • anonymous posted at 1:32 am on Fri, Jun 1, 2012.

    anonymous Posts: 0

    Once again COME ON makes personal attacks instead of providing examples; sharia law has already been used in several states by muslims to either get their charges reduced or dropped completely; READ the national papers !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!.

  • anonymous posted at 4:56 pm on Thu, May 31, 2012.

    anonymous Posts: 0

    it is amazing that so many are so naive, the Constitution SHOULD be supreme, but in the hands of activist judges who view it as a "living" document, no one can say with certainty what kind of legal hijinks will happen. If you think I am blowing smoke, google 'sharia law in America' and read for yourself how foreign laws have been brought to bear in conflict with the law of the land , and in many cases, been allowed to supplant them..

  • anonymous posted at 11:22 am on Thu, May 31, 2012.

    anonymous Posts: 0

    Depose, once again you show your lack of knowledge. The Constitution is supreme which means that Sharia law cannot be practiced and used in the United States. Please, for all of us, dig out a copy of a government textbook and reread what you missed in high school.

  • anonymous posted at 5:53 am on Thu, May 31, 2012.

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    It is scary that these nuts are running the state

  • anonymous posted at 2:43 am on Thu, May 31, 2012.

    anonymous Posts: 0

    As someone who believes that men and woman have equal rights under the law, Sharia is an offense to me. Also, as for what real fear-mongering looks like, I would suggest that the writer look at what the Quran has to say about non-Muslims (ie. those who rejecte Muhammad's claims about himself).

  • anonymous posted at 1:24 am on Thu, May 31, 2012.

    anonymous Posts: 0

    Thank you Governor for upholding the Constitution and the laws of the USA; sharia law is NOT compatible with the laws of any civilized country. It is a barbarian credo long past any relevance in todays world.

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