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Shariah Law

Part 1: CAIR Exposed

Investigative Project on Terrorism
March 24, 2008
By Steve Emerson

From the Hamas ties of its founders in 1994 to its solicitous stance toward accused terrorists today, the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) has demonstrated that its actual mission is far removed from the civil rights advocacy it claims to pursue.

Still standing as perhaps the clearest evidence of CAIR's insidious role, two key leaders of the group attended a 1993 meeting in Philadelphia called by Hamas members and supporters to devise a strategy for torpedoing the Oslo Accords aimed at Middle East peace.

An analysis of secret recordings of the meeting led the FBI to conclude that the gathering was held "to determine… [the participants'] course of action in support of Hamas' opposition to the [Oslo] peace plan and to decide how to conceal their activities from the scrutiny of the United States government."

Coupled with their support for the jihad in the Middle East, the attendees recognized the critical importance of domestic lobbying in the United States. One discussed encouraging the Islamic community "to be involved in the political life of this country," adding, "We should assist them in this task. This will be an entrance for us to put, through the Islamic community, pressure on the Congress and the decision makers in America."


The British sharia 'crime' court in a cafe where knifemen walk free

Today there are Shariah courts in at least six regions in the U.K., including London, with Muslim Populations over 10%. Islamic Council in Leyton stated it has dealt with more than 7,000 divorces while London sharia courts have settled hundreds of financial disputes. These courts favor child custody to fathers, unequal distribution of inheritance and issues as to whether a wife is properly clothed.

Daily Mail (UK)
February 8, 2008
London, England

Sharia law "courts" are already dealing with crime on the streets of London, it emerged today.

The revelation came after the Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams, called for an "accommodation" with parts of the Islamic legal code in a speech which attracted widespread condemnation.

The Archbishop said parts of civil law could be dealt with under the sharia system but already some communities have gone much further - and it was revealed today that a teenage stabbing case among the Somali community in Woolwich had been dealt with by a sharia "trial".


Islamic Court Established in Texas

Jawa Report
February 8, 2008
Fort Worth, TX

Assalam aleikum, y'all!

The Second Court of Appeals of the State of Texas has rendered a ruling on the enforceability of shari'a judgments rendered by imams. According to the Texas appeals court, it's all good.

You've heard of the Texas Courts. Ladies and gentlemen, make way for the Texas Islamic Courts!!!

The parties will ask the courts to refer the cases for arbitration to Texas Islamic court within "Seven Days" from the establishment of the Texas Islamic Court panel of Arbitrators. The assignment must include ALL cases, including those filed against or on behalf of other family members related to the parties. Each party will notify the other party, Texas Islamic Court, and their respective attorneys, in writing of the assignment of all the above Cause Numbers from the above appropriate District Court to Texas Islamic Court.

In general, private arbitration agreements are enforceable by government courts. Shari'a arbitration agreements are one type of private arbitration agreement. Without a theory as to why shari'a arbitration agreements shouldn't be enforced by the courts, I'm not sure what else the appeals court could have done in this case. Still, this is not a welcome development.


Ever heard of the Texas Islamic Court?

The First Shariah Law Court is now in Texas. The Appellate State Court of Texas turned a divorce case over to the Texas Islamic Court to be arbitrated "according to Islamic rules of Law". Under Shariah Law, child custody is favored to fathers, women have half the voice of men, and wife beating is permitted.


February 8, 2008
Fort Worth, TX

I can't believe this actually happened in the United States but in Texas an appellate court appeared to have upheld sharia law in a divorce. Itsn't this a dangerous for democracy?

Seems to me there is a need to educated Muslim woman about their rights in this country:


The Muslim Student Union: Where "Community," "Prayer," and Jew-Hatred Come Together

UC Irvine’s Muslim Student Union has the following mission: “The MSU attempts to build an environment that enhances good, discourages bad, and provides networks of resources, knowledge, people, and companionship to its members.” And yet they play host to radical Islamists, wear green armbands to show support of Hamas and equate Zionism with Nazism and Apartheid.

FrontPage Magazine
November 20, 2007
Irvine, California

If one were to judge the Muslim Student Union (MSU) of the University of California at Irvine (UCI) solely on the basis of its self-description and its stated mission, one would have no inkling of the volcano of Jew-hatred that animates this organization. Founded in 1992 by a small group of Muslim students who “desired to establish an Islamic presence on campus,” MSU says it aims to provide a “community” or “family” atmosphere for Muslims enrolled at UCI, and to build “an environment that enhances good, discourages bad, and provides networks of resources, knowledge, people, and companionship to its members.” Toward these ends, MSU offers “daily congregational prayers, daily free iftars [the evening meal for breaking the daily fast] during Ramadan that serve over a hundred Muslims, over eight weekly classes, a quarterly magazine Alkalima, coalition building with other clubs on campus, and a gateway to the larger Muslim community …” MSU also provides career advice and a study/tutoring program to help Muslims at UCI.

It all sounds very, very nice.

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