Irving, Texas is a Dallas suburb just west of the big city. Area Muslims had started a “voluntary” Sharia court and were seeking sanction from the city. The mayor said NO WAY!
The city council was split 5-4 in a decision March, 2015, to not allow the religious court, but the mayor was emphatic that a foreign system of law to operate is unconstitutional and forbidden by state and federal statute.
The attempt to establish a Sharia court on American soil was stopped here, but it will not be the last and they will continue in their pursuit to undermine the US Constitution.
Mayor Beth Van Duyne said it well:
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. ~May. Beth Van Duyne
I think it is a good lesson that with the rise of sharia minded muslims, the rights of individuals disappears. I hope this result is duplicated by every city that they try this in.