Legislative votes to allow Sharia Law need explaining

May 16, 2014 

Sharia Muslim Law governs the private as well as the public life of Muslims.

You have all read some of the facets of this law. Under this law, a Muslim man:

• Can marry a child as young as 1 year old.

• As a husband, he is allowed to have four wives.

• Those who criticize or choose to stop being a Muslim could be executed.

Our federal government passed the "Jihad Prevention Act" in 2008. This bill indicated that the visa of any alien advocating the installation of a Sharia Law system shall be revoked.

The Florida Senate passed SB 386 stating that foreign laws inconsistent with the Florida and U.S. Constitution would undermine public policies and change our value system.

Our Florida Senate voted with 24 Republicans agreeing to keep Sharia law out of our legislative system, and 14 Democrats voted to allow it in our courts! The House voted 78 to keep out Sharia and 40 to allow it in our courts.

The bill was signed into law by Gov. Scott on Monday. The dissenting Democrats need to answer for their vote.

Someone needs to explain to me why Sharia Muslim Law would be acceptable in our courtrooms.

Jane B. Grace

Bradenton

Bradenton Herald is pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news. Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper. We encourage lively, open debate on the issues of the day, and ask that you refrain from profanity, hate speech, personal comments and remarks that are off point. Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.

Commenting FAQs | Terms of Service