Re: Islam and Sharia Law

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Dear Idahoans: Senator Bart Davis, Idaho Falls, is the Republican Majority Leader in the Senate in the State of Idaho legislature. Since 2001, he has also been a member of the National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws (NCCUSL); known as The Uniform Law Commission. This commission is a certified United Nations Non-Governmental Organization (NGO).

With the approval of this United Nations NGO and the U.S. State Department, the Uniform Interstate Family Support Act (UIFSA) was created and used to integrate The Hague Treaty of 2007 into law via state legislation. Idaho Senate Bill 1067 was passed in 2015 only after the legislature had to be called back into extra session and only after the Federal government threatened to withhold $30 million from Idaho if it not passed. Similar events happened in other states.

In other words, the United Nations NGO that Senator Davis is part of, helped force the states to pass legislation that, in effect, means the U.S. and all states are subject to international law under this treaty. At the same time, we have been unable get Senator Davis to help pass any legislation to work toward stopping the creeping spread of Islam and Sharia law that is becoming pervasive in our country.

Members of Act! for America chapters in Idaho have met with Senator Davis and requested his support on several potential pieces of legislation including: American Laws for American Courts, Andy’s Law, Rachel’s Law and on just “tweaking” some existing state statues that would make it more difficult for Islam and Sharia to gain a foothold in our state.

Attorneys from the Center for Security Policy and the Public Policy Alliance have reviewed these with Senator Davis, who is also an attorney, to be sure he understood the potential positive effects these laws would have for Idaho. Despite his position of power within the legislature—we have been told he has a large say in what legislation is brought up before committees, what comes out of committees, and what passes and what does not. Nothing has been accomplished to date.

We are not certain why legislation has not been passed, but believe the vote has not reached the floor because of Mr. Davis’ involvement on this UN certified committee. We as citizens of the great state of Idaho, find this extremely disconcerting. The NCCUSL, of which Senator Davis is a member, helped pass legislation bringing Idaho under international law; is he trying to do the same thing with Sharia? Sharia Islamic law is totally incompatible with the Idaho and U.S. Constitutions and our Western Judeo-Christian culture.

We are experiencing an increasing number of refugees in our state through the Refugee Resettlement Program and our potential for more problems increases almost daily. It is time for the state legislature to take steps to pass legislation to protect the citizens of Idaho from potential acts of terrorism and from being subjected to any foreign laws—we need to do this with or without the approval of Senator Davis.

Pastor Tom Howie and Warren L.

Grover, Lt. Col. USAFR, (Ret.)

Meridian, Idaho

Co-leaders, Idaho Act! for America

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