Florida judge orders Muslims to follow sharia law, against their will

Creeping Cruising right along, hat tip to reader sarajmt. Contact Your Elected Officials – especially if you live in Florida. via RedCounty, Florida Judge orders Muslims to follow sharia law!

In Tampa, Florida, a dispute arose over who controls the funds a mosque received in 2008 from an eminent domain proceeding.

Former trustees of the mosque are claiming in court they have the right to the funds. Current mosque leaders are disputing that claim.

The current mosque leaders want the case decided according to secular, Florida civil law, and their attorney has been vigorously arguing the case accordingly.

The former trustees of the mosque want the case decided according to sharia law.

Here’s the kicker.

The judge recently ruled “This case will proceed under Ecclesiastical Islamic law,” (sharia law), “pursuant to the Qur’an.”

You can read the judge’s ruling here.

Now it’s not unusual for a dispute to arise within a religious institution and for a court to order a mediation or arbitration, in order to resolve this without the court having to render its own judgment.

But what makes this case unusual, and highly troubling, is that a group of Muslim leaders—the CURRENT mosque leaders—who do NOT want to be subject to sharia law, are being compelled to do so by an American judge!

This is reminiscent of the 2009 New Jersey case, where a Muslim woman sought a restraining order, in civil court, against her Muslim husband, who was raping her several times a day. The judge denied the restraining order because, in his opinion, the husband did not commit a crime because he was following his Islamic beliefs.

In the New Jersey case, and now in this recent case in Tampa, Muslims found themselves being subjected to sharia law against their will.

Last October, ACT! for America aired a radio ad across Oklahoma in support of the referendum preventing Oklahoma judges from using sharia law in their decisions. The referendum won with 70% support.

The point we made then, which now bears repeating, is that such legislation protects non-Muslims AND Muslims alike from being subjected to sharia law.

When someone claims that opposition to sharia law in America is “anti-Muslim,” make sure you tell them about the New Jersey woman and the mosque leaders in Tampa.

Florida is one of many states that have proposed bills to prevent American citizens from international law in our own courts, including Islamic sharia law. In almost every instance, terror-linked CAIR has vowed to fight to allow sharia law in the U.S.

For knowing, the Islamic Education Center in Tampa has a Youtube channel, and last week’s video talks about the kuffar (unbelievers) among other things.

A sampling of related Creeping Sharia posts – to see how it’s creeping in your state use the drop down on the right:

Civil legal cases involving sharia law, in at least 11 U.S. states
Texas: 200 imams taught how to run sharia courts
New Jersey Judge Rules Islamic Sharia Law Trumps U.S. Law
Sharia Law enforced in Texas!
Wherever Sharia law is implemented, it is reflection of strength and presence of Islamists

28 Responses

  1. Let’s write to Congress (www.congress.org):

    Dear Representative:

    The case of Mansour v. Islamic Education Center of Tampa, Inc., (Case No. 08-03497, 13th District Court for Hillsborough County, Florida) is an example of Sharia law being imposed in the U.S. Paragraph 2 of the Court’s dispositive Order is a quote originally from the Christian Bible that says if someone sins go to that person to discuss it first, and if they do not listen then bring another witness. If they still do not listen, bring it before the church and (basically) excommunicate them from the community if they remain obstinate in sin. The Christian Bible also says it is shameful to have to go to court and sue fellow Christians, not being able to resolve conflicts within the church community which is the body of Christ. Mohammad rewrote (dictated actually as he was illiterate) the Bible in the 7th Century from what he knew of the Bible; THAT is why the Quran has similar-sounding passages.

    Even so, do the civil courts remand cases between Christians to the Christian churches for resolution? No, the civil law upholds ethical BEHAVIOR and punishes unethical BEHAVIOR. The case herein is not asking the Court to interpret Islamic doctrine but to reasonably decide a contractual dispute. How can a civil judge tell the parties to figure it out for themselves as if U.S. law did not govern contractual obligations? The Judge is basically saying that Sharia law governs contracts between Muslims. That Judge is an enabler and enforcer of Sharia law and should be taken off the bench.

    Please be vigilant in eliminating this kind of judicial betrayal and pass legislation prohibiting the use of Sharia law as an alternative to U.S. law.

  2. The order references an arbitration award. Does anyone know how this dispute ended up in arbitration?

  3. Was this judge a democrat…as if I had to ask.

  4. Gah!

    Sharia is galloping now.

  5. impeach the judge

    • Yes, yes, and yes.
      He must be impeached. A judge who will not uphold secular law over Islamic tradition has no business on the bench!

  6. Quote:
    The current mosque leaders want the case decided according to secular, Florida civil law, and their attorney has been vigorously arguing the case accordingly.
    end quote.

    Keep arguing!
    Don’t give up, not for one minute.

  7. Quote:
    The judge recently ruled “This case will proceed under Ecclesiastical Islamic law,” (sharia law), “pursuant to the Qur’an.”
    end quote.

    Fuck you, your honor.

  8. F**k you, your dishonor.

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  10. Would be instructive to see this case washed in a court of law where ALL can see what goes on in a situation where COLONISTS are at odds over allah’s cash and assets.

  11. the judge committed sedition and treason. Must be a PC.

  12. This is a case of the fox wanting out of the hen house. It stinks of activism with the intent to set precedent.

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  25. Did anyone here even bother to read the actual case? The two parties to the contract, AGREED that the contract would use Sharia law as the basis for the contract. BOTH parties. Once one side lost, they called fould and wanted the Sharia provisions of the contract, THAT THEY AGREED TO, be thrown out.

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