The Center for Security policy has released a 633 page study that shows that out of 50 cases reviewed taken from American Appellate courts that 23 of those verdicts either favored Sharia Law or used Sharia for the sole bases of the case outcome. It has been reported that only one or two prime cases have been in the news about the use of Sharia law in American Courts. This document all though it is lengthy is riveting and damning in its findings.
America we are under siege from a force greater than we may be willing to except. Sharia is here and it is being used daily in the American court system.
The study evaluated published appellate cases that involved “conflict of law” issues between Shariah (Islamic law) and American state law. For every case in this sample drawn from published appellate legal cases, there are innumerable cases at the trial level that remain unnoticed except by the participants. Thus, this report only includes a sample of possible cases—a “tip of the iceberg”—of legal cases involving Shariah in local, state and federal courts.
The report’s findings suggest that Shariah law has entered into state court decisions, in conflict with the Constitution and state public policy. The report found 50 significant cases just from the small sample of appellate published cases. Others state with certainty that state court judges will always reject any foreign law, including Shariah law, when it conflicts with the Constitution or state public policy; yet the report documents 15 Trial Court cases, and 12 Appellate Court cases, where Shariah was found to be applicable in the case at bar. The facts are the facts: some judges are making decisions deferring to Shariah law even when those decisions conflict with Constitutional protections.
This is a serious issue and should be a subject of public debate and engagement by policymakers.
Shariah Law and American State Courts: An Assessment of State Appellate Court Cases
Version 1.3 / May 20, 2011 (PDF, 635 pages, 2.4 MB)
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