Actually, technically, no he didn’t.
But such was the title of the Huffpost article. In reality, governor Brownback is signing into law a measure that prohibits courts and government agencies from basing their decisions on foreign legal codes, namely the Islamic Shariah law. The intention of this bill was to ensure that legal cases in Kansas are only decided by American laws and constitutions.
Sounds kind of patriotic, doesn’t it? It was probably Brownback’s intention to make it appear so, as well.
When I saw the headline, I somewhat interpreted, my previous impression of Brownback as a staunch conservative, especially on social issues, the headline as ‘Sam Brownback hates Islam.’ While that might be entirely possible at a personal level, the signing of this bill, or even the contents of the bill, do not really support the notion that Brownback is targeting Islam specifically with this bill. Hence I found the article title somewhat misleading.