Jun 19, 2017
Governor Greg Abbott of Texas has signed a new passed by the legislature commonly called “American Law for American Courts” that outlaws the use of Islamic Sharia law in any Texas court, either criminal or civil. Islamic law is designed to favor Muslims over “infidels” i.e. non-Muslims in civil matters and as an excuse for criminal activities such as “honor killings” of Muslim men of their wives and daughters.
Similar laws have been passed by states in the past, including a state constitutional amendment passed overwhelmingly by voters in Oklahoma, but were struck down by federal courts after suits were filed by Muslim activists and Obama’s attorney general Eric Holder. Governor Abbott appears confident that there will be a different outcome today.