Ask Texas Reps to Reject Stigmatizing Foreign Law Bills

If you live in Texas, please contact your state representatives and ask them to reject several anti-foreign law bills that are designed to stigmatize Muslim communities. All three bills have been assigned to the House Judiciary and Civil Jurisprudence Committee.

Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick, president of the Texas State Senate, has pledged while campaigning that he would permit anti-foreign law legislation to proceed in the Senate if any of these bills passes the House.

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Ask Tennessee Reps to Oppose No-Go Zone Bill

If you live in Tennessee, please contact your state representatives and ask them to oppose HB 1141 and SB 1040, which would vilify the state's Muslim community by directing the Tennessee attorney general to eliminate imaginary "no-go zones."

"No-go zones" refers to a discredited and universally mocked claim that Muslims in Europe have set up zones that people of other faiths and police are not allowed to enter. Earlier this month CAIR asked leaders in the Tennessee General Assembly to oppose these bills. The bills have respectively been assigned to the House Civil Justice Subcommittee and Senate Judiciary Committee to await consideration.

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Ask Mississippi Governor to Veto Anti-Foreign Law Bill

If you live in Mississippi, please contact Governor Phil Bryant and ask him to veto HB 177, an bill intended to stigmatize Muslims that would ban on state court consideration of foreign laws. The governor's office has not indicated whether or not he will sign the bill.

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Ask South Carolina Reps to Reject Unconstitutional Bill

CAIR is calling on South Carolina residents to contact their elected representatives in the South Carolina General Assembly to reject an unconstitutional, anti-Muslim bill whose sponsors admit is designed to attack the religious principles of Islam. House Resolution 3521 seeks to "prevent a court or other enforcement authority from enforcing foreign law, including but not limited to, Sharia Law in the state. ..."

HB 3521 is similar to an amendment in Oklahoma that was ultimately struck down in federal court because it violated the U.S. Constitution.

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Urge South Carolina Assembly to Drop Unconstitutional Anti-Islam Law

SC-State-Representative-Chip-Limehouse(WASHINGTON, D.C., 3/17/15) -- The Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR) today called on South Carolinians who value constitutional freedom and civil liberties to contact leaders in that state's general assembly to ask for an immediate stop to the consideration of an unconstitutional, anti-Muslim bill. The bill's sponsors admit it is designed to attack the religious principles of Islam.

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Anti-Muslim Bias in House Hearings

Rep. King's 'Too Many Mosques'