The governor of Kansas has determined that the Islamic law known as the shariah law should not have an influence in the regular laws of the land. This belief has caused Sam Brownback to sign into law, effective July 1st, a restriction for any outside laws to affect the outcome of local laws, whether city, county, state or otherwise. Although The Islamic law has not specifically been identified in the new law, critics are concerned that the law could turn out to be discriminatory in its outcome.
I have been hearing a lot about this shariah law in recent months and although I realize that this is still a free country, I can only speculate as to the reasons why this law was initiated at this time. I believe that we all deserve to have protection from intimidation and harassment, but when it comes to the laws of the land, there are ways to change those if you don't like them. If we begin a trend where a religion (regardless of what it is) can dictate the way an individual follows one of these laws then where do we draw the line, because you can't say it is okay for shariah law to affect the outcome of a courts decision, (whatever it may be) when a religion like Rastafarian is totally ignored because they may not be as well known. Sooner or later someone is going to say that their religion mandates that they can do drugs or have more than one wife and then what?