Last week, Republican Senator Bill Ketron introduced Senate Bill 1028 (co-sponsored by Senator Jim Tracy). The law is designed to protect Tennesseans, including those who engage in the peaceful religious worship of Islam, from terror groups. The bill specifically exempts any peaceful practice of islam.
The bill’s key components are:
- Civil action against terrorists if a person is injured or suffers property or financial damage due to an act of terrorism.
- Fines of $50,000 for every incident and imprisonment for 15 years for organizations convicted of providing financial or material support for a terrorist activity
Under the law, authority would be granted to the Attorney General to identify organizations who are promoting islamic sharia through violence, so all our citizens would have the knowledge needed to protect our nation. No sooner had the bill been introduced that some muslim radical groups began to attack the bill as “against islam”.
If islam is a religion of peace, why are these muslims opposed to bills that empower our States to combat terrorism? If these groups are dedicated to subvert our Unalienable right to life and liberty, then why are they here?
I urge every voter to support the battle against violent applications of jihad. These forms of sharia law are nothing like any religious laws of any other religion. They call for the destruction of all nonmuslims and have been the impetus for the destruction of nations from the inside out for over 1300 years. All legislatures from Texas and every state of the Union should work with these good Senators to introduce laws in every State, to protect freedom loving Americans right now!