Texas sparks anguish with legislation that Muslims say stokes Islamophobia

The legislation proposed by Republican politician Jeff Leach, Texas House Bill 562, would prohibit the application of any “foreign laws” should they infringe upon federal or state law. The bill, nicknamed the American Laws for American Courts proposal, is being considered by politicians in the state capital, Austin, today.

A town in Texas is at the centre of a impassioned dispute after the council voted to back an “anti-Shariah” law that Muslims have said unfairly targets their community and encourages Islamophobia.

Irving Mayor Beth Van Duyne has become a hero for conservatives after backing a state law that stipulated that foreign laws do not apply in US courts.


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