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LIVE POLL: Do You Support The State Of Texas Banning Muslim Sharia Law There?

Democrats and some Muslims in Irving are upset after the city council passed a resolution in support of a new state house bill some Muslims believe targets their faith.

Council members voted Thursday night on a resolution that support Texas HB 562, which forbids the use of foreign law and codifies the supremacy of U.S. and state law.

“I think it’s the most disgraceful day in the city of Irving,” said Omar Suleiman, an Irving resident who is Muslim. “The elephant in the room is that it’s the anti-Shariah bill.”

Some Muslims in Irving believe the resolution is in reaction to a new Islamic Tribunal that is operating in the city.

Judges had previously told community members their work is non-binding and they only deal with civil disputes like marriage. They also said U.S. and state laws supersede any decisions they make.

“This bill does not mention at all Muslims, Shariah Law, Islam, even religion,” said Mayor Beth Van Duyne.

Mayor Beth Van Duyne said it is important to recognize the constitution and unite behind U.S. and Texas laws.

“Respect them, obey them, embrace them,” said the mayor.

90 Comments

90 Comments

  1. Jo E

    July 17, 2016 at 2:19 am

    What on earth! The first 2 people said that sharia law should not be banned in Texas! By definition and law. sharia is is not legal in the USA. It should be banned in all 50 states as well as all territories and possessions of the USA.

    • Clara

      July 18, 2016 at 4:35 am

      We should nit have it in America at all.

    • Terril Drake

      July 23, 2016 at 2:42 am

      Yes, I agree 100%

    • Jeff Earls

      July 23, 2016 at 4:33 pm

      Was about to ask same question about the 3% who said no — bet they were Muslims

      • PMH

        September 5, 2016 at 2:53 am

        Yes they had to be, you in the heck would want Sharia law? We must be watchful they don’t push this thru under the banner of religious freedom.

        • RC

          September 7, 2016 at 10:15 pm

          No, they simply understand the Constitution doesn’t allow law to single out a specific religion. Ask your Oklahoma neighbors about that.

          • ralph land

            September 14, 2016 at 12:51 am

            you should understand that the constitution does not allow any other law.

      • Diana

        September 17, 2016 at 12:56 am

        That or bumbling idiots

    • georgia cannon

      July 24, 2016 at 1:16 am

      It’s ban from1952.

    • Es

      July 24, 2016 at 10:35 pm

      Well-said ! I agree !

    • Mel

      September 3, 2016 at 6:45 pm

      Your very right sir under law 414 no foreign law can be recognized int this country. And those that work to usurp that law and the laws provided by state and federal government have precedence and the weight of law to back them already. Truthfully there should be no discussion of foreign law even being considered.

      • RC

        September 7, 2016 at 10:16 pm

        The 10 Commandments are foreign law. Jus’ sayin’

        • Ursula

          September 15, 2016 at 4:50 am

          Nonsense, the constitution is based on the ten commandments!

        • J Phillips

          December 7, 2016 at 11:28 pm

          the 10 Commandments are not LAW..they are just that “commandments”…..Jus’ sayin’.

    • Terry Lonaberger

      September 5, 2016 at 10:04 am

      Absolutely, I do…

    • Chris

      December 1, 2016 at 1:11 am

      It should be banned all over the world.

    • Carolyn Vance

      December 3, 2016 at 3:52 pm

      you are so right Sharia Law is not a religion and it has no place in America. We passed a law it is unlawful in 1952 ,so no take overs could happen. Obama has wrecked our country and now he should clean up this mess.They need to go where it is normal for the laws they want for we the Americans do not want this,period…

    • dina

      December 4, 2016 at 11:50 pm

      I WOULD JUST LIKE TO BAN ALL MOSLEMS FROM TEXAS.. THEY DO NOTHING FOR US.. THEY CANNOT ASSIMILATE. THEY ARE USELESS..

    • Laura

      December 5, 2016 at 4:58 pm

      I Agree. It does Not belong ANYWHERE IN AMERICA!

    • james

      December 6, 2016 at 9:28 pm

      The Constitution is based on Judo/Christian law and is no compatible muslin law.

    • Lissa

      December 8, 2016 at 7:22 pm

      AMEN!!

    • Cynthia k. Lee

      December 8, 2016 at 10:29 pm

      Yes sharia law should be outlawed in every american state

  2. sheryl hinds

    July 17, 2016 at 5:20 pm

    I THINK ALL STATES IN THE USA SHOULD FOLLOW IT.

    • DaLooch

      July 19, 2016 at 8:41 pm

      you’re a special kind of stupid aren’t you, troll?

    • Desiree

      July 20, 2016 at 2:04 am

      I think whoever you are that your insane .

    • nonya

      July 20, 2016 at 9:51 pm

      Do you know what sharia law is?

      • Charles Wolfe

        September 19, 2016 at 1:54 pm

        Sharia law is a foreign concept. It is true that there are some basis for Sharia law in the old Testament but that goes to Old Testament times and those laws are archaic in this age and time. Jesus said let he who is without sin first cast a stone when a woman was brought to him caught in the act of adultery. I cannot imagine living in a time when in America women have to hide themselves in black robes and hide their faces and be completely subject to their husbands and not allowed to drive cars, Sharia law has no business in the United States.

      • RONALD L. PEASE

        December 9, 2016 at 11:15 pm

        YES LISCENSE TO BE PEDOPHILE, RAPIST, AND PERMISSION TO MURDER ANYOE WHO DISAGREES WITH YOU.!!!!!!!!!!!!!! OH !!!!!!!!!! FORGOT OK TO MAKE SLAVES OF YOUR FELLOW MAN OR WOMEN. DID I MISS ANYTHING IN YOUR CULT MANUEL.

    • just me

      July 21, 2016 at 8:17 pm

      Did you mean follow suit in banning Sharia or we should all follow Sharia? You comment was unclear.

    • Richard Holland

      July 21, 2016 at 11:54 pm

      What are you some kind of air head and that is putting it nice

    • Tom wiles

      July 22, 2016 at 2:49 am

      This is the United States of America YOU come here live according to OUR LAWS. You don’t come to a country and then try to change our way of life. You come here live according to OUR way of life or leave. IT IS THAT SIMPLE. DON’T LIKE IT LEAVE.

      • Peggy Stelly

        July 22, 2016 at 10:00 pm

        Yes! Exactly Tom Wiles! Don’t like our laws then haul your a$$!

      • Terry Lonaberger

        September 5, 2016 at 10:05 am

        Amen

      • Pat follow our law

        September 12, 2016 at 11:10 pm

        ABSOLUTELY

    • ralph land

      September 14, 2016 at 12:52 am

      i think you are either muslim or a man.

    • Jennifer

      September 14, 2016 at 7:54 am

      Well this is America. If you believe that we are that stupid you should go back to where you came from and wait till one of the men in your life kill you. This is America. We believe in God. We don’t believe in killing,vraping, terrorizing the world.

  3. Cindy

    July 19, 2016 at 1:38 am

    Totally ban Shari’ah law in every state . My God America needs to know what is in there law . SAY NO WAY!
    They best there wives marry babies , have more than one wife. Genitisl mutilation on little girls and women.
    Commanded to kill all unbelievers that don’t conform to their way of thinking. Rape women, honor killings , slice your hand for reading the holy bible. Kill there own for leaving Islam . Blow themselves up along with unbelievers thinking 72 virgins are waiting for them in paradise . Every Muslim man can have a boy sex toy.
    They are everything we are not. Women have no rights .

    • John

      July 22, 2016 at 2:32 pm

      Cindy, right on, we have a Constitution that’s are law, that’s what we go by. Texas America is with you, Donald Trump is with you!!! Pass the resolution and make it law!!!

    • greg

      July 22, 2016 at 8:26 pm

      Cindy you are right in what you have to say.first 4 years Obama is in office he brings a number Muslims into the u.s. with out tell anyone.also he gives 100,000 grants to schools if they would teach the Muslim way in their class rooms.

  4. Cindy

    July 19, 2016 at 1:39 am

    They beat there wives missed spelled above

    • Nope

      July 20, 2016 at 5:53 pm

      You misspelled there and missed spelled. Bwahahahaha…….

    • Richard Holland

      July 21, 2016 at 11:57 pm

      They beat their wives spelled wrong above as long as you are checking

    • RC

      September 7, 2016 at 10:18 pm

      You’ve only scratched the surface of the typos in your original comment.

  5. wayne

    July 19, 2016 at 12:06 pm

    If any thinking person on this planet supports sharia law it is because they are a complete idiot or they have never read sharia law..we cannot have two separate sets of laws in this country..they are very very seperate

    • RC

      September 7, 2016 at 10:52 pm

      or, in your case, Wayne, both an idiot and haven’t read it.

      • RONALD L. PEASE

        December 9, 2016 at 11:20 pm

        HEY RC LIKE THE CULT LAW GO LIVE IN SYRIA— THAT SIMPLE.

  6. Celena Brook

    July 19, 2016 at 6:11 pm

    I support the banning of Sharia law anywhere and everywhere,it is pure evil

  7. CSB

    July 19, 2016 at 10:14 pm

    I support banning all muslimes from this whole country. They are here illegally according to a 1952 law stating that NO GROUP of people who wish to subvert or over through our government is legal to be here.

  8. CSB

    July 19, 2016 at 10:16 pm

    ……Islam, by law, is prohibited from US immigration
    The Immigration and Nationality Act passed June 27, 1952 revised the laws relating to immigration, naturalization, and nationality for the United States. That act, which became Public Law 414, established both the law and the intent of Congress regarding the immigration of Aliens to the US and remains in effect today. Among the many issues it covers, one in particular, found in Chapter 2 Section 212, is the prohibition of entry to the US if the Alien belongs to an organization seeking to overthrow the government of the United States by “force, violence, or other unconstitutional means.” This, by its very definition, rules out Islamic immigration to the United States, but this law is being ignored by the White House.Islamic immigration to the US would be prohibited under this law because the Koran, Sharia Law and the Hadith all require complete submission to Islam, which is antithetical to the US government, the Constitution, and to the Republic. All Muslims who attest that the Koran is their life’s guiding principal subscribe to submission to Islam and its form of government. Now the political correct crowd would say that Islamists cannot be prohibited from entering the US because Islam is a religion. Whether it is a religion is immaterial because the law states that Aliens who are affiliated with any “organization” that advocates the overthrow of our government are prohibited.
    REMOVE THEM ALL FROM THIS COUNTRY, DEAD OR ALIVE!

    • Tom wiles

      July 22, 2016 at 2:55 am

      ABSOLUTELY agree. I will even go so far as to tell you that this is not a religion it is an out right OCCULT. They have no intention of ever conforming TO our way of life or our law.they absolutely need to be deported back to their own country. GOD BLESS AMERICA AGAIN LORD PLEASE HELP US LORD WE DESPERATELY NEED YOUR INTERVENTION ON OUR BEHALF AMEN.

    • AMERICAN PATRIOT

      July 23, 2016 at 1:13 am

      AGREE!!! why would the State of Texas reach out to LYING SATANIC SNAKES WHO CANNOT BE TRUSTED – there is no such thing as a handshake of agreement, they change like the wind – LYING SNAKES WHO WORSHIP SATAN!!!!

      • RC

        September 7, 2016 at 10:20 pm

        Lighten up on the evangelicals, will you?

    • RC

      September 7, 2016 at 10:19 pm

      Wow, what ignorance, and so well read.

  9. Michael McKim

    July 20, 2016 at 7:43 pm

    I agree. Get rid of them all. If, when offered the opportunity, they refuse to leave of their own accord, put them in a hole in the ground. If they push too much, hang a few of them out in the streets, covered in pig blood and pig shit. Maybe they’d take the hint. Maybe not.

  10. QuadL

    July 20, 2016 at 11:51 pm

    If you read through the comments it’s pretty clear that Sharia Law is incompatible with our nation’s constitution, to which all other laws in this nation are based off of.

  11. Michael Middleton

    July 21, 2016 at 7:21 pm

    Y’all don’t even know what Sharia is. You’ve let hate-mongering scare you so you can be manipulated. Put on your big-boy hats and boots and get off that mechanical Bull. Sharia is to the Muslim world the same thing as LDS’ rules about coffee or Baptists who don’t dance. It’s the day-by-day religious rules intended to help our Muslim neighbors live more godly lives; have solid families; eat healthy foods; and be good neighbors to even the folks who won’t make the effort to understand. no one religion should be discriminated against in our free country. Calm down and have no fear.

    • Carol Harris

      July 23, 2016 at 3:02 am

      Are you nuts? They just beheaded a 9 year-old boy saying in was by mistake, so did they mean to behead another 9 year-old boy? And they meant to do it, like they meant to burn 58 children because their parents weren’t the “right” religion. The video and photos are horrifying, and all the other ones too. They will adhere to that when they become a majority here, they lay low for awhile and have kids at 7-to-1 of the rest of the population and many on welfare.

    • Leo

      July 23, 2016 at 7:21 am

      Michael Middleton; Oh no, you’re so right, just like LDS rules about coffee or Baptists that don’t dance, right? How about the little Sharia clause, about “honor killing”? Or what about the one that talks about “beheading infidels” or, “justified rape”? How about the one that describes “Taqqya”-how they fool us all (infidels), pretending to be a friend of an infidel, while they6 yet stab you in the back,

      • PMH

        September 5, 2016 at 2:58 am

        You are so right Leo, if they don’t like our way of living, why do they want to be here. We don’t want them. go home and straighten out your own messes and take your goats with you.

    • your daddy

      July 23, 2016 at 9:20 am

      Sharia law is against the law in all 50 states and even against federal law. You are the one who doesnt know what it is here is just 4 of the sharia laws that do not confirm to our law.
      According to the Sharia law

      Habitual theft past a specific threshold, and after repeated warnings, is punishable by amputation of a hand.
      The punishment for adultery and fornication such that it becomes a public ordeal, according to the Holy Qur’an, is lashing. Before the revelation of these verses, Muhammad followed the Judaic law in implementing the punishment of death by stoning. This was only given if the person admitted to it repeatedly, was not intoxicated and knew the repercussions. Even then, if during the punishment he repented, he was to be released.
      A woman is allowed to be accompanied by another woman in giving testimony in court for financial affairs
      A female heir inherits half of what a male heir inherits. The concept being that Islam puts the responsibility of earning and spending on the family on the male. Any wealth the female earns is strictly for her own use. The female also inherits from both her immediate family and through agency of her husband, her in-laws as well.

    • Eddie

      July 23, 2016 at 4:31 pm

      How can you call people hate-mongering? If the sharia law is so wonderful why are muslims leaving their own countries with it in place? I wanted to read about your law so I went to a couple different places online. These laws “sharia” are based on the Quran. I won’t tell the laws. I’ll just ask the question and you answer it.
      1) What’s the penalty for stealing? That penalty itself is inhumane.
      2) what’s the penalty for Zina? Oh that’s real civil isn’t it? Moran, and
      3) The penalty for Apostasy? Seriously? I don’t see where having a change in religion or political belief is that serious. And if so the whole society (under these laws) needs to kill themselves because everybody has some form of change with time.
      Example of this law Hashem Aghajari (2002) in Iran.
      This is only a couple Reasons this law is not fit for our society. I could go on for ever dude. People come to our country because of the systems we have in play, so how and the heck do you feel you have a right to come here and change them, even slightly close to country you are leaving?
      Go back to the middle east if these are the laws you want to follow, there are plenty of people willing to come to our country and except and follow our laws.

    • Susan

      July 23, 2016 at 5:00 pm

      Michael Middleton you are the one that does not know

    • Barbara

      July 25, 2016 at 9:55 pm

      Please return to a country that agrees with Sharia law—-we here do not and hopefully–never will. Anticipating that, I think you should get your passport updated for your return to a place that will accept Sharia. In the politest way possible, go, leave us alone, all was fine here—didn’t need this.

    • clay

      September 3, 2016 at 6:10 am

      Michael Middleton – you are extremely misinformed. Many sharia laws are defined as felonies under our Constitution. Do not even try to say otherwise. Sharia treatment of gays is death. That is but one example and there are many many more. Islamic law is incompatible with our Constitution. That is a fact.

    • RC

      September 7, 2016 at 10:23 pm

      You are swimming against the brackish tide of the backwater darkness, Michael. You lost every last on of them as soon as you told them to “have no fear”. That ain’t having none of that.

    • David Artzt

      December 4, 2016 at 12:41 pm

      I think most of us are pretty calm however we are all concerned with safety issues and the growing threat of terrorism originating in followers of the Muslim faith. Now can you answer the question why does this particular religion spawn such hatred and acts of terrorism that blowup women and children and innocents??? I understand that a group of radicals ban together and in the name of blah blah blah blow themselves up along with as many infidels as possible but how is it that that same group of terrorists radical Islamic terrorists subvert weak minded individuals to become Muslim and then commit an act of atrocious terrorism???

    • Phyllis Pillow

      December 7, 2016 at 8:49 am

      All we need to know for sure about Sharia law is that it would superscede ours. Add to that the differences between the two and no true American minded person would even hesitate to say NO to having it here!!!!! Find a country that has it and go there if it means a lot to anyone to live under it.

  12. Wayasti Adovdo

    July 22, 2016 at 3:38 am

    Every last one of these inbred sodomites needs to be shipped to one tiny part of the world, with no internet or communication of any kind. A very hot place like–the Middle east.Throw a fence around that, and you have done something. If they do not want to comply, dispatch them where they stand.

  13. Nancy

    July 22, 2016 at 6:10 am

    we have our own justice and laws and if these people can not follow the rights and liberty of American laws and values then they have no lace here in the western civilization , they are not assimilating to our country and protest of freedoms and laws , they need to go back to the middle east and keep on being barbarians to their people not the American who live in a free country to do what we please as long as we follow the laws of our land America

  14. John

    July 22, 2016 at 2:35 pm

    If Muslims or any other group want to practice their country’s laws, then they can go back to their countrys!!!

  15. Beverly Ann Scott

    July 23, 2016 at 5:55 am

    YES, IT SHOULD BE BANNED ALL OVER THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.!!!!

  16. suzette

    July 23, 2016 at 1:26 pm

    You got to me kidding me that this is an actual event! Sharia and the USA Constitution is NOT compatible, WTH are these people thinking! Your in he USA, NO other foreign law should ever be implemented or consider, if they don’t like it, move back to their own country. THIS IS THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA!!!!!!!!!!

  17. Sheik Littledick

    July 23, 2016 at 10:38 pm

    Sharia barbaric law is for the monster’s of the middle east. It’s a bakward law for backwards people. Woman are stoned to death people are whipped to death and they cut off your head hands and feet. Not only is this law not good for the United States it’s also not good for anyplace outside of a nightmare. It’s satanic law for devil worshipping monsters.

    • GA

      July 26, 2016 at 2:43 pm

      True, it’s not a relegion, it’s an accult, I seen where it was resurched and the six six six stands for Allah, that is their god!

  18. Dean

    July 23, 2016 at 10:41 pm

    No its a barbaric stone age law for satanic head choppers. We don’t want or need that crap here

  19. Mike

    July 24, 2016 at 4:30 am

    Yes, Sharia law should be banned nationally. It is incompatible with democracy and basic human rights. If you don’t think so, go visit some countries who are governed by it, then come back (if you make it out alive) and tell us what you think.

  20. Murray Dow

    July 24, 2016 at 7:53 pm

    I am quite frankly amazed that at least half of the Muslim population isnt fighting sharia law. How can a law that so supports such horrible treatment of females even get considered in the civilized world? They are not livestock and even if they were they would deserve better!

  21. Barbara

    July 25, 2016 at 9:57 pm

    WHY WOULD WE EVEN CONSIDER THIS??mUST BE A LOT OF DEMOCRATS IN IRVING

  22. Anna

    September 3, 2016 at 7:13 pm

    There is 1 law that exists in this country – the CONSTITUTION of the UNITED STATES –
    dont like it – by all means LEAVE – go move to the country they has the laws that suit you best.
    we are not in cave man times where people have to walk land bridges to get to where they want to go.
    Hope your ass on a plane an go – just LEAVE – do your google earth, do your research on the internet,
    apply for your job there, save your money and BYE –
    Dont leave your bs country to come and bring your bs with you.
    WE AMERICANS LIKE THE WAY IT IS –

  23. Jan

    September 6, 2016 at 7:34 pm

    If you don’t want to live by the law of the land, no matter where you choose to live, then LEAVE! Go to a country that supports your version of “law” but don’t expect us to allow you to inflict it on free Americans.

  24. Chaz Wyman

    September 6, 2016 at 8:59 pm

    Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.

  25. Elizabeth

    September 7, 2016 at 5:20 am

    Yes we need Donald J Trump our next president God Bless American and Donald J Trump and our Bikes

  26. NAVSOG

    September 8, 2016 at 1:43 pm

    It’s already against the law !!!

  27. Scott

    September 14, 2016 at 12:26 am

    Welcome to America! We have our own laws and customs, follow the law and assimilate into our society or get out. Want to be an American then be one. Dont move here and then expect us to change into the rat hole you left behind. If it were so great you wouldn’t have left.

  28. John A. Morgan

    September 17, 2016 at 12:48 am

    This is totally crazy. There is only ONE set of laws in this country. And it’s our constitution, period. We can not allow sharia law to be practiced here in the USA. If the muslim people who move here can’t assimilate and want to follow a different set of laws, they should and have to be sent back to there home countries.

  29. Natalie

    September 17, 2016 at 4:40 pm

    They moved here knowing that Sharia law is not part of US laws. Why did they move here if they don’t like our laws? Assimilate to the culture in which you live. If you like the way things are done in your own country, stay there; don’t force your new home to change to your ways. It was tried once in this country with disastrous results to the Native Americans. Allowing Sharia law would be disastrous to society now. It’s not about being against your religion, it’s about being against the way of life that you promote in your own country. We don’t want more violence here. Look what’s happening in Germany!

  30. Hope

    December 6, 2016 at 1:48 pm

    I definitley support it! Especially considering the majority of our terroristic attacks have occured from Muslims. That’s what happens when you try to force Americans to do things your way. You’ll lose.

  31. Jim Gordon

    December 7, 2016 at 1:24 pm

    The American Constitution is a pledge of citizenship. If you pledge allegiance to the Constitution then you leave all other forms of law are forsaken.

  32. Dan

    December 7, 2016 at 8:05 pm

    The law should read: No Laws of any religion override the laws of the United States of America with regard to: Individual rights and protections. Further, it shall be known that any person living in the United States of America, is afforded all the protections and rights of the USA. This does not automatically include acquisition of taxpayer funded social/welfare benefits available to those who are citizens. To make it clearer, you cannot be subjected to punishment for violation of some law a religion has imposed upon you, that violates your civil, human and constitutional rights of the USA.

  33. John

    December 8, 2016 at 3:59 pm

    If you want to come here and make this the same pigs ass you climbed out of stay in the hell hole you came from!!!

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