That’s in NJ and NY alone. Readers should note that Abed Awad was a co-worker of Chris Christie’s Muslim superior court judge nominee, he is a terrorist-defending lawyer and has a website promoting SHARIA IN AMERICA! In this piece pimped by so-called news outlets across the U.S., Abed Awad pushes for sharia law in courts.
New Jersey lawyer Abed Awad has been involved with more than 100 cases that involved some component of Shariah, or Islamic law, and knows firsthand how complicated things can get.
In one of those cases, a woman claimed she was married to a man according to Islamic law in her native west Africa. The man asserted there was no valid marriage, leaving a judge to decide whether the two were ever legally married in the first place.
If the judge rules they were married, there will be a divorce and she will receive alimony and a share of marital assets. If the judge rules that there is no marriage, then the woman will be left with nothing from her relationship.
To make a ruling, the judge will need to consider what Shariah, as understood in one corner of western Africa, says about what constitutes a legal marriage. He will likely have to consult Islamic law experts and apply what he learns to his decision.
Sounds like dawah.
But what if American judges were prohibited from considering Shariah and other foreign laws, as many state and national politicians want to see happen?
“How can I bring in testimony of Shariah generally, or Shariah as the law of a foreign country, when it comes to marriage? The judge won’t be able to adjudicate the case,” Awad explained.
“He can’t say yes or no because now it becomes, is he going to apply New York law or New Jersey law on the validity of a marriage that did not take place here but that took place in a foreign country?”
Such a ban, said Awad, would strip judges of their ability to fully and fairly consider such cases, and deprive Muslims of their right to marry and divorce according to their religious beliefs.
Nonsense. When you come to the U.S. you agree to live by the laws of the United States. That includes divorce. What Awad wants is for judges to be forced to qualified in sharia, and if they are not – his next demand will be for sharia-specific judges to “fairly” rule on such cases and more.
“Everybody misses the point,” he said. “It’s about fairness. It’s not about Shariah. It’s about to what extent is there fairness at the dissolution.”
Counselors and activists estimate that roughly one in three Muslim marriages in the U.S. end in divorce.
And since Muslim men can be married to up to four women at one time, one in three could all be in the same family.
Many Muslim Americans who divorce want their marriages dissolved in accordance with Islamic law.
But we are repeatedly told that Muslims in America do not want sharia law in the U.S. Clearly they do.
That means having dowries and other provisions of marriage contracts enforced, as well as obtaining an Islamic divorce certificate, which imams in the U.S. issue only after a civil divorce has been finalized.
So what’s the problem?
Answer: Muslims want sharia. Period. Read it all.
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