Islam's Sharia law comes to Texas

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In 2010, in a criminal case of a Muslim man accused of having raped his wife (both man and wife were/are citizens of Morocco residing in the United States), a trial judge in New Jersey actually ruled in favor of the man on the grounds of “his religion” — “the defendant did not act with a criminal intent when he repeatedly insisted upon intercourse, despite plaintiff’s contrary wishes” because the prophet Muhammad had said a wife can never refuse sex to her husband. The judge also vacated the temporary restraints, dismissed the plaintiff’s domestic violence action, and ruled against a final restraining order against the man because he found it “unnecessary” since the two were now divorced.
Thankfully, a panel of three appellate judges in the Superior Court of New Jersey overturned the trial judge’s rulings, as well as ruled that the trial judge had erred in not issuing a final restraining order. (See “S.D. v. M.J.R., Docket No. 6107-08T2” and my post of July 27, 2010, “Sharia Law in New Jersey“.)
In March 2011, in a civil case over who controls the funds of a Muslim mosque, the Islamic Education Center of Tampa, Florida, U.S. circuit court judge Richard J. Nielsen ruled that “the case will proceed under Ecclesiastical Islamic Law,” that is, the disputants must follow Sharia law. (See “Florida Judge Orders Muslims to Follow Sharia Law“)

Now, Sharia law has come to Texas.

Islamic Tribunal of Dallas, Texas

Islamic Tribunal of Dallas, Texas


Bob Price reports for Breitbart Texas, Jan. 27, 2015, that an Islamic Tribunal using Sharia law in Texas is operating as a non-profit organization in Dallas. One of the attorneys for the tribunal said participation and acceptance of the tribunal’s decisions are “voluntary.”
One of the Islamic Tribunal’s “judges,” Dr. Taher El-badawi, said the tribunal operates under Sharia law as a form of “non-binding dispute resolution,” but insists their organization is “a tribunal, not arbitration.” Nor do the four Islamic attorneys who work for the Islamic Tribunal call themselves “arbitrators,” but instead “judges.” A tribunal is defined by Meriam-Webster’s Dictionary as “a court or forum of justice,” which makes the so-called Islamic Tribunal in Dallas a COURT.
El-badawi said the tribunal follows Sharia law to:

  • Resolve civil disputes in family, business, and “community” matters.
  • Resolve workplace disputes.
  • Adjudicate in divorce (Talaq): El-badawi said that “while participation in the tribunal is voluntary, a married couple cannot be considered divorced by the Islamic community unless it is granted by the tribunal.” He also said only the husband can request the divorce directly from the tribunal. “The wife must go to an Imam who will request the divorce for her.”

El-badawi said the tribunal follows Texas family law when it comes to child support, visitation, and custody, and that in most cases, custody of children is awarded to the mother.
When asked what happens when there is a conflict between Sharia law and Texas law. El-badawi said most of the time, the laws are in agreement. When pushed further he admitted that, “we follow Sharia law.” However, he explained, “If the parties are not satisfied with the tribunal’s decision, they do not have to accept it and they can take the matter to Texas civil courts.” He did not say what the social ramifications of rejecting the “judge’s” decision would be.
The website for the Islamic Tribunal states, “The courts of the United States of America are costly and consist of ineffective lawyers.  Discontent with the legal system leads many Muslims in America to postpone justice in this world and opt for an audience on the Day of Judgment. It is with this issue that Muslims here in America are obligated to find a way to solve conflicts and disputes according to the principles of Islamic Law and its legal heritage of fairness and justice in a manner that is reasonable and cost effective.”
In explaining Sharia law, the website states, “Stoning adulterers, cutting of the hands, polyandry and the like (all can be traced in the relevant literature and can be explained in their Islamic legal mentality and rational context in fairness and justice), are mainly a part of Islamic Criminal Law.  In fact criminal law within Islam only makes up a fraction of the Shari’ah.  It is unscholarly and unfair to generalize that type of understanding, that is Criminal Law, to compromise the whole of Islamic law if we stick to speaking in technical terms.”
The website lists four “judges”: Imam Yusuf Z.Kavakci, Imam Moujahed Bakhach, Imam Zia ul Haque Sheikh and Dr. El-badawi.
El-badawi restated several times that participation in the tribunal is voluntary. However, he would not discuss what happens to someone who did not follow their rulings.
H/t Clash Daily
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  1. UNITED WE STAND, DIVIDED WE FALL. We cannot have a dual legal system. It just simply will not work. I think it is time Texas started a major deportation program. Instead of these people who believe in the religion of peace, love and beheadings hiding out in our country changing our laws and way of life, they need to be deported to a muslim country to practice their barbaric religion as they see fit. I promise, I won’t interfere. I am sure ISIS/ISIL/IS will welcime them with open arms.

     
  2. Firstly, many thanks to Eo for exposing this rot. I find this this entire subject so sickeningly stupid to me that I’m wary about writing just HOW disgusted I am. But I will, just to get my BP down 20 points!
    How many times do we have to tell these XXXXXXXXXXX fools that they are in the NEW World, not the dusty filth of what they supposedly LEFT BEHIND?
    When my father escaped the Black Shirts in 1927, he became a citizen of the USofA, and pointedly DID NOT bring the old world crapola w/him. He insisted on speaking English at home and as a consequence to this day I’ve never learned Italian, but took German instead, as I dual-majored in Comparative World Literature and World History.
    If these XXXXXXXX fools cannot get a life here they need to be deported IMMEDIATELY, if not sooner.
    OK, now I feel a little better, but these XXXXXXXXXXX fools are still here! Where’s Immigration and the Border
    Service when we need them?

     
  3. If you don’t have a gun, buy one. Then practice, practice, practice, until you can successfully defend yourself and your loved ones in a difficult situation. Turn your heart over to Jesus, and pray often.

     
    • Great advice traildust. I’m going to a shooting range in Texas in a little over a week to try guns and then I’ll buy one when I get home. I have friends there that are willing to help me to decide on a weapon. I will practice, practice, practice until I am proficient in it. It’s dangerous in this world to not know how to shoot. I do have a conceal and carry permit but you don’t have to be much of a shot to get one of those, just a few shots in the right place on a target.

       
  4. time to pressure Congress to enact a Fed Law prohibiting Sharia

     
  5. Reblogged this on Catholic Glasses and commented:
    Muslims have no right to come to the USA and not assimilate into our culture and obeying our laws. This is so evil and wrong! 😡

     
  6. Lemme guess, Austin… that and Houston are the liberal hellholes of Texas.

     
  7. Don’t JUDGES have to take an oath similar to what the President and Congress,and Cops,and our Military take,to defend and protect the Constitution of the United States? If they DO,these specific Judges in Texas are violating their oath by allowing Sharia to be used in their Courts,and they should be removed immediately and the Sharia rulings they chose to issue should be reversed or brought forth again,under AMERICAN law standards. These “immigrants” are in AMERICA,and AMERICAN LAW prevails here. If they can’t deal with that-there are flights leaving Texas every day for places that rule by Sharia-they’re welcome to get on one. Same concept works for the LHBT whacko community-California LOVES ’em,so if they wanna do what they’re trying to make the US accept their “desire” to do,let ’em move to Frisco,where they can be one with all their mixed gender generic fruit salad. Sorry-not feeling very tolerant today.

     
    • I agree, send them to California, they would feel welcome there. I don’t blame you truck, I don’t feel very tolerant MOST days. 😊

       
      • Those in and around Austin came from Ca. While living in CA. in the early 90’s, they showed on the TV several times how nice a home you could get in Austin, complete with pics. They started leaving by the hundreds. The same thing happened when we were living in Co. For many years, Californians started arriving by the truck load. Both times. They immediately started trying to change the area to be like the area they just left. We lost our country road in towns and they waged war on the wildlife.

         
  8. This is about as horrible a thing as I’ve read all year. They should all be arrested and thrown in the hoosegow.

     
  9. Here’s where the USA loses it: Sharia Law emanates out of a system of governance that arises out of a specific RELIGION. Our own system of governance arises out of a system the eschews any ONE religious dominance, but at the same time does NOT disallow anyone from practicing a religious expression—so it is inclusionary—ALL can express religion in their own way….as LONG as it is not insinuating itself into civil law/governance.
    Read the last part over again….as long as it is not insinuating itself into civil law/governance. In essence…the present administration (make NO mistake…it IS this administration…and it can change on a DIME….) has crossed a boundary from allowing all PERSONAL religious expression as long as it does not impinge upon civil law and governance…to become a “body of believers” that has preference..deference….in subjugation of all others (try to exhibit a Christian public disply and you’ll find out what I mean) due to fears of international “political correctness, or WHATEVER.” In an effort to “include” those who might support Sharia Law…they wholesale include (defend?) practices/beliefs contrary to our own Constitution/Bill of Rights/ even salient points expressed in our Delaration of Independence.
    At what cost? And to the benefit of whom?
    Think of it as a policy of appeasement…the second coming of England’s Chamberlain.

     
  10. I think Texas is turning blue.
    Damned scary, that is.
    -Dave

     
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