Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Okay, So There's One Less Clown

The Council on American-Islamic Relations issued a press release today clearing the air about the controversy surrounding Representative Bruce Borders (R-Jasonville) and possible legislation that would ban the use of Sharia in Indiana courts. Borders says he was merely discussing a "wish list" of legislation, and one of those items was proposing the banishment of "foreign law" in Indiana courts. Borders says he was specifically asked by the reporter about Sharia, the holy law of Islam, and Borders said that could be included.

Part of the press release reads:

“I regret being pulled into this issue because I never had the intention of targeting Indiana’s Muslim constituents specifically,” said Rep. Borders. “I believe all Americans have the right to freedom of religion and that Muslims should not be targeted for discriminatory measures.”

“We welcome the opportunity for open dialogue and are happy to help Representative Borders clear the air on the issue of the reported anti-Sharia bill,” said Rehab.

Rehab noted that current legislation ensures the supremacy of federal and state laws and that an anti-Sharia bill would have been redundant.

Kudos to Borders and CAIR for getting this mess cleaned up. Now we can move on to more pressing issues.


  1. As far as the issue of using foreign law as precedent in state or federal courts, I 100% agree that we should not. That's actually a very mainstream position. It's only people on the far, far left who think that we should do that.

    It sounds like there was just a mix-up on what Borders was saying.

  2. The way the original article described it made it sound like it was singling out Sharia specifically. I'd actually have no problem with a prohibition on foreign law in general.


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