Monday, March 28, 2011

Sharia Law Comes to Florida

What could possibly be the explanation for this?
"This case," the judge wrote, "will proceed under Ecclesiastical Islamic Law."

[Judge Richard] Nielsen said he will decide in a lawsuit against a local mosque, the Islamic Education Center of Tampa, whether the parties in the litigation properly followed the teachings of the Koran in obtaining an arbitration decision from an Islamic scholar.
It certainly appears, on the surface, to be yet another victory for the forces of radical Islam, which have become quite adept at using the weak and simple-minded to their advantage.
To all of the naysayers on the left who say that Sharia can never come to the U.S., here is the latest example of how it is slowly and stealthily creeping into our judicial system--in this case, courtesy of a foolish, non-Muslim judge (known as a useful idiot in Lenin's days).
But how did this happen? Is the judge blinded by political correctness? Or ignorant of the horrors of Sharia law? Or both?!
Several bills already have developed around the nation, including in Oklahoma, Missouri, Tennessee and Florida, to prevent judges from applying Shariah, which includes penalties such as beheading for leaving Islam, in the government's court systems.

In Oklahoma, voters with a 70-percent majority approved such a ban, but U.S. District Judge Vicki Miles-LaGrange blocked it after the Council on American-Islamic Relations argued the move was "anti-Islam."

The issue also has been the subject of a lawsuit in Michigan, where city officials in Dearborn are accused of allowing Shariah to be used to block Christians from discussing their faith at the city-sponsored Arab Fest. Under Shariah, it is illegal for a Muslim to convert to another faith.
Come to think of it, how do we know the judge is only a passive participant? Maybe he prefers Sharia law. And therefore hates America.
Whether the American people consent or not, multiculturalist elites have decided to ram sharia down our throats, apparently.
Or maybe, just maybe, Richard Nielsen, like the vast majority of judges, knows what he's doing.
People can agree to be ruled by the Wizard of Oz in arbitration if they want to. These people agreed to be ruled by Sharia law… What's happening is that the loser is saying he didn't really agree to arbitration in the first place, and now he wants to get a do-over in front of a judge with Florida law.

This happens all the time and this is why the judge wants to make clear his ruling. In other words, the judge is not sanctioning Islamic law as a basis for absolving disputes here among all people. These were two groups of people that agreed to mediation, arbitration, they wanted to do it under Sharia law, that was their contract, the judge said fine.
That's right. Rush Limbaugh, voice of reason.[1] I didn't see it coming either.

1. That's not to say that Judge Nielsen made the right decision. I have no idea if it was the right decision, as I haven't seen the disputed contract, heard the arguments made by the opposing sides, or, most importantly, spent more than a decade adjudicating disputes over arbitration agreements. You know who else hasn't done those things? Every reactionary blowhard out there calling for impeachment.

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