The good people at Imagine 2050, a group committed to making America’s increasingly diverse and multi-racial society work for everyone have posted a report on the cookie-cutter legislation passed last week by the House that seeks to respond to the imaginary threat of “Sharia law.”
The post also reports that the troubled characters behind the movement to pass such bills into law around the country by the American Laws for American Courts initiative (ALAC):
“Some news outlets and blogs have even mentioned the bill’s roots in the ALAC model. Equally, or perhaps more, important is this bill’s link to the original ALAC author, David Yerushalmi, an anti-Muslim activist and lawyer with a record of extremist rhetoric and questionable ties.
Yerushalmi is the founder of Society of Americans for National Existence (SANE), an advocacy group that has published anti-Muslim, anti-immigrant, and anti-black materials. The group also pushed legislation that would make adherence to sharia “a felony punishable by 20 years in prison.” According to the Anti-Defamation League, SANE asked Congress to declare war on the “Muslim nation” and to declare undocumented Muslim immigrants alien enemies.”
The post goes on to note that:
“It should go without saying that American courts do not need bills like H695 to prevent foreign laws from superseding provisions already set by the state and federal constitutions. The dubious origins of H695, show that this bill is not preventative, nor is it about preserving family court, as it’s proponents claim. Rather, H695 is part of a coordinated effort to discriminate against and marginalize religious minorities, particularly Muslims. Such a bill could also introduce a number of unintended consequences, as noted in a new report by the Center for American Progress.”
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