NY Law School & Muslim Bar to host “Sharia in America” prospects

Muslims and the Islamophiles who aid and abet them in shoving the term Islamophobia down your throat and sharia law into American life continually tell us there is no threat of sharia law in the U.S. They tell us Muslims don’t want sharia law in the U.S. Yet here is another “symposium,” at a prominent law school, dispelling “myths” and discussing the “prospects” for Islamic sharia law in the United States. 

How can there be “prospects” for something that doesn’t exist, is not a threat, and that Muslims assure us they don’t want? Yet they are fighting vigorously to stop sharia from being banned and organizing sharia symposium’s and conferences nationwide. Creep, creep. via New York Law School: “Sharia in America: Principles and Prospects”

New York, NY (August 16, 2011)—The New York Law School Law Review, the Center for International Law at New York Law School, and the Muslim Bar Association of New York (MUBANY) will bring together legal experts to discuss the place of Islamic law in the United States today and in the future at a symposium, “Sharia in America: Principles and Prospects.” The conference will take place on Thursday, August 25, 2011, from 4:30 to 6:00 p.m., and Friday, August 26, 2011 from 8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. at New York Law School, located at 185 West Broadway.

“This conference presents a unique and timely offering of real experts on Islamic law—in the midst of so much demagoguery and misinformation—to give facts, dispel myths, and answer the public’s questions about ‘Sharia in America,’” Sadiq Reza, Professor at New York Law School and conference organizer, said.

The symposium—featuring commentary by leading authorities in Islamic, American, and Jewish law—will address the realities, possibilities, and problems of Islamic law, or “Sharia,” in American courts and American life in light of recent attention, misinformation, and hyperbole in the media. Speakers will address how recent Sharia bans at the state level inflame negative views of Muslim Americans and pose risks to the equal protection of Muslims as well as to U.S. national security. They will also discuss where Islamic law exists (or does not exist) in American courts in comparison to Jewish law, and what that means for legal practitioners. The conference is aimed at disseminating accurate information to and fostering informed discussion among policy makers, the media, legal practitioners. Papers will be published in a forthcoming issue of the New York Law School Law Review.

Speakers include distinguished legal scholars and practitioners:
• Michael Broyde, Professor at Emory University School of Law, Jewish Law
Sherman Jackson, Professor at the University of Michigan School of Law, Constitutional Law
Asifa Quraishi, Professor at the University of Wisconsin Law School, Family Law
• Sadiq Reza, Professor at New York Law School, Criminal Law
• Kristen Stilt, Professor at Northwestern University School of Law, Constitutional Law
Frank Vogel, Professor at Harvard Law School, Islamic Finance

For more information about the symposium, visit www.nylslawreview.com/sharia. Free registration is required. CLE credits will be available for $50 (free for NYLS alumni and members of MUBANY). A prayer room will be made available for attendees on Friday. Members of the media may RSVP to LaToya Jordan at latoya.jordan@nyls.edu or 212.431.2191

One of the speakers, Asifa Quraishi, is the author of a paper we posted on back in January 2010, Intro to Islamic Family Law in US Courts. That paper, written by a Muslim, clearly states that Islamic sharia law is entering into U.S. courts, and includes reference to more than 20+ cases:

American judges have been judging Muslim divorces in state courts for years, creating a body of case law that not only involves Islamic family law doctrines, but also reveals interesting insights about American Muslim marriage practices generally. This article reviews the holdings in some published cases, exploring questions of overlapping jurisdictions (state and religious law), and how enforcement of Islamic contract-based claims such as the mahr (bridal gift) have fared in American courts.

More on the event from New York Law School:

C.V. Starr Lecture I

Islamic Law and Finance: Past Developments, Present Controversies, Future Prospects with Frank E. Vogel, independent scholar and consultant on Islamic law and the laws of the Muslim world

This program is sponsored by the Center for International Law, the New York Law School Law Review, and the Muslim Bar Association of New York. Approved for 1.5 CLE credits in Professional Practice.

Date: Thursday, August 25, 2011
Time: 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Location: 185 West Broadway (W-202, 2nd floor). Click here for directions.
Contact: Michael Rhee at (212) 431-2865 or Michael.Rhee@nyls.edu
Click here to register: There is no charge for CLE credits for NYLS graduates and members of the Muslim Bar Association of New York. There is also no charge for students and members of the general public not seeking CLE credit. But registration is still required.

Islamic finance is a highly successful niche market within the global finance industry, growing at double-digit annual rates and increasingly seizing the attention of global financial players. As the industry continues to mature, controversies which have been long in the background are now at the forefront of discussion, especially in light of the 2008 financial crisis. This lecture introduces the practical legal arrangements which allow finance to accord with Islamic teachings. It also examines how these arrangements have been religiously justified, and by whom. The lecture will further show how Islamic finance offers a useful case-study in the application of Shari`a today, offering lessons about Muslim religious, political, and social prospects even beyond finance and law

About Frank E. Vogel

Frank E. Vogel is an independent scholar and consultant on Islamic law and the laws of the Muslim world. He taught Islamic law at Harvard Law School for 20 years, holding the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques Chair. In 1991, he founded that law school’s Islamic Legal Studies Program, serving as Director until 2006. He has written extensively on Islamic finance, including the basic reference Islamic Law and Finance: Religion, Risk, and Return (1998). He frequently consults on Islamic finance and on Islamic law in Muslim countries.

More on Vogel and the tens of millions of Saudi dollars they’ve reaped for Islamic programs via When Harvard Met Saudi.

More on another speaker Sherman Jackson, aka Abdal Hakim Jackson, here, The Professor’s Islamist Call to Battle.

Update: Here is a slideshow from the event

11 Responses

  1. Quite evident that these highly educated NUT JOBS dont get it yet!! SHARIA LAW is the DOWN FALL OF ANY GOVT THAT EMBRACES this GARBAGE. Make no mistake this is the INROAD THAT THE MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD USES TO INFILTRATE A COUNTRY AND MAKE IT AN ISLAM STATE. The inside TRAITORS are well on the way to DESTROYING OUR REPUBLIC. DOWN WITH THESE RATS NOW. LOCK AND LOAD.

    • @Omega2 Not only do they not get it , they never learn. Daniel Pearl was huggy kissy with these savages and he got beheaded.

      Perhaps they will fall to the same fate :-)

  2. Well, its to the point no one believes their Pork s**t.

    Good place to take pictures for terrorist comparing on databases.

    Invite Pamela. I am sure they would like various view points. She should bring a couple hundred hard core fans, like retire military vets. You never know, may be a photo opportunity would arise.
    It would be a religion of peace then. They only attack women, and weakness.

    Vogel, bought and paid for self destructive shill. Last weeks wet garbage in a suit. You can tell when he is lying. His mouth moves in sharia lies. He ought to know better. He would be one of the first Islam would destroy if it came to power, as a traitor.

  3. http://greece.greekreporter.com/2011/08/21/shariah-abolished-for-greek-muslims/

    Shariah Abolished for Greek Muslims
    Posted on 21 August 2011 by Lia Pavlou
    According to an article of the Greek newspaper “Eleftherotypia”, under the scope of reforms in the Greek Family Law, the Shariah will be abolished for Greek Muslims.
    This Muslim law establishes among others the right of polygamy and gives only to men the right to divorce their wives which constitutes a problem for the women in Thraki, Northern Greece. Even in Turkey, this law was abolished in 1926.

    In addition, this law does not comply with the Greek constitution which establishes the equality of Greeks regarding the application of the laws and the equality of men and women. The National Committee on the Human Rights considers that the Shariah does not protect minorities but abuses the rights and values of all the Greek Muslims.

    It is also announced that the family and hereditary relations of all Greek citizens will be regulated by Greek Laws. Thus, the Mufti will only be religious leader of Greek Muslims and will no longer have judicial authorities.

  4. Sharia Law in the United States is Sedition. Any Imam preaching for Sharia Law in the United States needs to be put on trial. The law is the same one they used for the communist trials in the past. Sharia Law directly goes against the United States Constitution. Sharia Law goes against modern western values and should not be tolerated in any free society. If people want to live under this 7th Century system, they should go to one of the Sharia Law countries.

  5. These people like Sharia so much ,let’s see if we can not get them
    A one way ticket to where ever they came from on their own dollar. We have our laws abide by them or go to jail / prison . I really don’t care, call it what ever you like; just get the he__ out of America.
    These people kill love ones over feelings, they say honor, that’s murder . They have more than one wife and the United States will put up with that———not.
    Let’s stop pussy footing around ,call this what it is and get these people out of here. I don’t want their laws here and I will not abide by their laws,
    So, let’s man up and do what must be done.

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  7. I took advantage of the NY Law school’s open to the public invitiation and attented the symposium Friday. I arrived at noon having a 2 hour train ride from my up state home and was able to hear two speakers present their arguements that Shariah law can be compatible with American law. Both speakers were lawyers and knew their way around legalize speech. We can call those trying to wedge Sharia law into our laws “nut jobs” or use a little profanity, but these people are frighteningly well prepared for their mission. During the Q & A session I raised my hand and gave 5 recent newsworthy examples of Sharia behavior extremely contrary to American values and stated “we have a great legal system and we see no need to change it ” Did I witness an about face of their agenda? no, but I do believe I put them off track for a moment. I’m suggesting when the information is available to write, call, visit or email groups or agancies pushing their unAmerican ways on us and let them know we’re on to them and won’t let it happen. Otherwise they think we’re asleep,.

    • Thanks for the update and kudos for attending and speaking up.

      What’s that saying, “all that’s need for evil to triumph…”?

  8. [...] their dhimmi accomplices, working hard to enshrine Islamic sharia law in America. For example, the Muslim Bar Association and New York Law School, or ICNA, or Hizb ut Tahrir. All of whom recently held events promoting sharia law in the U.S., at [...]

  9. Most o the ppl who wrote herebefore doesn’t know anything about Sharia and They think that it is going to bring Terrists t the country.
    I would really appriciate if you study and read at least some book before talking about a subject never heard about it.

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