No-Nonsense Texas Mayor BANNED ‘Sharia Court’ – Here’s Her Response to Outraged Muslims

No-Nonsense Texas Mayor BANNED ‘Sharia Court’ – Here’s Her Response to Outraged Muslims

A Sharia Tribunal formed in Irving Texas… the purpose is to handle their own court cases like divorce and business disputes. Unfortunately that would undermine rights of US citizens having a shadow court outside of US jurisdiction. That’s pretty easy to understand why we don’t want that, but when Mayor of Irving, Texas Beth Van Duyne said this:

American citizens need to remember that their rights are guaranteed by the Constitution and I believe that no one should subjugate themselves to anything less. ~Mayor Beth Van Duyne. All hell broke loose on her!

Directly after her statement, Van Duyne saw a dramatic increase in press interest in her. When reports surfaced about an Islamic tribunal in Irving establishing its own “Sharia court,” Van Duyne penned a Facebook post informingresidents that the so-called Sharia court was not going to happen in the city of Irving.

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“As Mayor of the City of Irving, I took an oath to uphold the laws of the State of Texas and the Constitution of the United States. I respect the freedoms guaranteed under the First Amendment and believe that protecting fundamental constitutional rights and ensuring that individual rights are not violated or denied is essential,”

And of course Van Duyne was accused of stirring up “Islamophobia” in the community. She even met with members of the Irving Islamic Center to discuss the issue. She was continually accused of “stirring up all kinds of Islamophobia” and an apology or retraction was demanded. They wanted her to publish a “full explanation” on what the Islamic tribunal actually is — she did not.

Van Duyne has fought for a Texas bill that would prohibit any judge from using foreign law in their rulings. Irving City Council joined her in endorsing that bill which doesn’t even mention religion. She said the Irving Islamic Center refused to join her in supporting this bill.

“That mosque had an awesome opportunity to stand hand in hand, saying, ‘yes, we aren’t just telling you to your face that we are upholding Texas laws, but we are willing to support a bill and put it in writing.’ Not only did they miss that opportunity, but they opposed it,”

When asked if she had any second thoughts about her position on the issue, she replied: “No. As an elected official, I took an oath that I would fight for and defend the constitutional rights of residents and I’m going to continue doing that. I’m not going to be bullied into backing down by useless labels, unnecessary labels,”

Mayor Van Duyne has spent years defending the citizens rights under the Constitution and years being beat up by special interest groups. The latest report is that she will not be seeking re-election.

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