Democratic Underground Latest Greatest Lobby Journals Search Options Help Login
Google

Alabama senator's bill to ban Islamic law in Alabama courts

Printer-friendly format Printer-friendly format
Printer-friendly format Email this thread to a friend
Printer-friendly format Bookmark this thread
Home » Discuss » Places » Alabama Donate to DU
 
Carnage251 Donating Member (302 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-04-11 03:05 PM
Original message
Alabama senator's bill to ban Islamic law in Alabama courts
http://blog.al.com/spotnews/2011/03/alabama_senators_bi...

Alabama state Sen. Gerald Allen, R-Cottondale, has sponsored a bill for the new legislative session that would ban the use of Islamic law, known as Shariah, in the Alabama court system.

Allen told reporters he can't cite any examples of Muslims trying to have Islamic law recognized in Alabama courts, but he says the bill is designed to protect Alabamians in the future from erosion of the Constitution, according to The Associated Press.
Refresh | 0 Recommendations Printer Friendly | Permalink | Reply | Top
Syrinx Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-05-11 06:51 AM
Response to Original message
1. what an idiot that guy is
Edited on Sat Mar-05-11 07:12 AM by Syrinx
Remember he's the same guy that wants to bury all books about gay people, or by gay authors... including the ancient masters, in a "big hole."

But at least he wants to protect us all against this sudden outbreak of shariah law in Alabama.

What a maroon.

He's a representative in the state assembly. He always votes against funding public education. And, coincidentally, he runs a company that enlists students to sell candy bars in order to fund basic school functions.

Even Sean Hannity seemed to think he was nuts. Bonus points to anyone that can find that clip on YouTube for me.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2004/dec/09/gayrights.u...
Printer Friendly | Permalink | Reply | Top
 
Syrinx Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-07-11 05:19 AM
Response to Reply #1
2. ok. I forgot he got promoted to state senator in the last election
Even though you quite clearly stated it. :)
Printer Friendly | Permalink | Reply | Top
 
jdm9955 Donating Member (50 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-21-11 01:30 PM
Response to Reply #1
5.  +1
Printer Friendly | Permalink | Reply | Top
 
Frances Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-15-11 12:17 AM
Response to Original message
3. The thing about getting older is
the feeling that you've heard it all before. When I was a child, this same kind of fear and hatred was directed against Catholics and the Pope. However, I don't think any legislator thought to try to make Pope law illegal.
Printer Friendly | Permalink | Reply | Top
 
jody Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-18-11 04:44 PM
Response to Original message
4. Isn't arbitration of civil suits legal in AL and most states? If so how can a law selectively ban
arbitration under this or that code without being ruled discriminatory?
Printer Friendly | Permalink | Reply | Top
 
DU AdBot (1000+ posts) Click to send private message to this author Click to view 
this author's profile Click to add 
this author to your buddy list Click to add 
this author to your Ignore list Fri Sep 19th 2014, 01:14 PM
Response to Original message
Advertisements [?]
 Top

Home » Discuss » Places » Alabama Donate to DU

Powered by DCForum+ Version 1.1 Copyright 1997-2002 DCScripts.com
Software has been extensively modified by the DU administrators


Important Notices: By participating on this discussion board, visitors agree to abide by the rules outlined on our Rules page. Messages posted on the Democratic Underground Discussion Forums are the opinions of the individuals who post them, and do not necessarily represent the opinions of Democratic Underground, LLC.

Home  |  Discussion Forums  |  Journals |  Store  |  Donate

About DU  |  Contact Us  |  Privacy Policy

Got a message for Democratic Underground? Click here to send us a message.

© 2001 - 2011 Democratic Underground, LLC