This Week @ the Texas Legislature: Attacking Muslim Americansby
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Tuesday, April 14
For the second time this year, the House Judiciary and Civil Jurisprudence committee will hear bills targeting Muslim Americans with thinly veiled discriminatory legislation:
HB 899 by state Rep. Pat Fallon, R-Frisco, would bar application of foreign laws and foreign forum selection in family law cases in state courts. This appears to be another attempt to promote fear-mongering over the mythical threat of Islamic law (Sharia) in Texas.
HB 3698 by state Rep. Molly White, R-Belton, is a poorly veiled anti-Sharia bill that imposes regulations on nonbinding dispute resolution proceedings conducted by religious organizations.
Call the members of this committee and tell them you oppose these discriminatory bills because:
- The U.S. and Texas Constitutions already prohibit courts from imposing any religious law as civil law.
- The American Bar Association has made clear that bills like these duplicate safeguards already enshrined in federal and state law.
- The Anti-Defamation Defamation League calls bills like these “a form of camouflaged bigotry” that treats “Muslim Americans as foreigners and anti-American crusaders.”