The Intrusion of Sharia into American Justice

Baron Bodissey

I wrote the other night about the release of a ground-breaking report by the Center for Security Policy on the application of sharia law in American jurisprudence (see“Shariah Law and American State Courts” and the paper itself, Shariah Law and American State Courts: An Assessment of State Appellate Court Cases [pdf]).

Because the document itself is more than 600 pages long, I’ll undertake a series of posts to highlight some of the more important parts of the report for our readers. Tonight’s excerpts are from the “Background” section that introduces the paper.

constitutionshahadaMost Americans would probably be surprised to discover how widespread the application of Islamic law is in this country. Yet none of this is a secret. American Muslims are not hiding their efforts to impose sharia — they are quite open about what they are doing. The Assembly of Muslim Jurists of America (AMJA) is up-front in its acknowledgement that the sharia it intends to implement is “another system of law outside the U.S. Constitutional framework.”

We often talk about “stealth jihad”, but there is no “stealth sharia” — what we see is “in-your-face-sharia”. All you have to do is turn off the MSM, take off the blinders, and look around you.

When you read these excerpts, you’ll notice that the AMJA instructs its members to place their allegiance to Islamic law above any allegiance to the United States and its Constitution.

You’ll see that Muslims who undertake jury duty are required not to render any judgment that violates sharia.

American Muslims are plainly instructed to co-operate with our political and legal institutions only to the extent that those institutions do not require them to violate Islamic law.

If we lived in a sane country, these writings and the organizations that sponsor them would be considered seditious. Those who wrote them would be held accountable. Any lawyers adhering to them would be disbarred and prosecuted.

But we live in a degraded times. Not only do such actions go unpunished, they are even celebrated, funded, and promoted by our own government.

Muslims would have us believe that this is all about family law: “This is just a family affair. Nothing to see here. Nothing to bother yourself about. Just a few private matters…” That’s their story, and they’re sticking to it.

But “family” is actually a proxy term for the rights of women and girls, and for the rights of the individual. Women and girls are denied their rights under sharia, and under Islamic law the individual does not have the same rights that are guaranteed by the U.S. Constitution.

So this isn’t really about families at all. The Muslim family is just the beginning: this is about undermining the legitimacy of the United States Constitution.

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