Muslim US Attorney: If anti-sharia legislation passes in Mo., DOJ will challenge

Encroaching on states rights as usual when it comes to promoting Islam and sharia law. Warning, Islamo-victimhood below (image from separate story).

Assistant U.S. Attorney Zia Faruqui, right, is the new face of the Justice Department to the local Muslim community. Source:

via River Front Times, U.S. Attorney: Feds Could Challenge Missouri Anti-Sharia Legislation

U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Missouri Richard Callahan visited the Islamic Foundation of Greater St. Louis last night to address the fears and frustrations of Muslim Americans who worry they are being racially profiled and wiretapped — and to assure them that the Missouri Legislature’s attempts to ban Sharia law from being considered in state courts here could face Constitutional challenges.

Seated in front of a large Muslim audience during a town hall-style meeting at the Ballwin mosque, Callahan anchored a panel that included fellow federal attorneys (one of whom was Muslim American), as well as three members of the FBI.

Muslim first, then American?

The tenor of the night was polite and respectful, but several members of the crowd expressed anger over what they perceive to be rising trends of Islamophobia in America over the past couple years, citing people burning the Koran and communities banning mosques as examples.

For a supposedly peaceful religion, there is a perpetual stream of anger flowing from mosques and Muslims.

“There is a worse kind of Muslim hatred recently,” said Adil Imdad, one of the event’s organizers. “Especially in the last two years, Islamophobia and fear-mongering have been spreading like wildfire, and it’s causing a lot of stress for our youth.”

Acts of terrorism by Muslims and attempts by Muslims to kill Americans are at record levels. Not worth reporting?

The problem is now hitting a little closer to home, said Imdad, pointing to three bills currently circulating through the state legislature that seek to limit Sharia law (Islamic law) in Missouri courts. Sharia law could come into play in rulings considering child custody or prisoner rights for Muslims. As we’ve reported, the bills have become a source of controversy.

Callahan responded by hinting that, should anti-Sharia legislation get passed by the Missouri Legislature, it could be overturned by the federal courts. “The Department of Justice has a good history of challenging laws passed by state legislatures,” he said. “If some laws are passed, I think you will see challenges by the federal government on the constitutionality of them.”

Audience members also pressed Callahan to respond to instances of being detained and questioned on return trips to America. They asked why the media doesn’t seem to cover hate crimes against Muslims, whether their phones are being tapped, and why women wearing hijabs seem to receive automatic pat-downs from TSA agents at airports.

“We come back to the United States and become personae non gratae,” said an audience member, addressing the FBI representatives on the stage. “We are detained endlessly for the stamps on our passports.”

How dramatic. “Detained endlessly?” Americans have been detained endlessly by Islamic propaganda since 9/11.

Zia Faruqui, the Muslim American attorney on the panel, spoke to the crowd using several Arabic phrases, encouraging them to avoid hiding. He defended the justice system, citing 50 prosecutions in recent years against people charged with anti-Muslim crimes.

Just for knowing, the Islamic Foundation of Greater St. Louis was led at one time by a strong proponent of sharia law who was also president of the now unindicted co-conspirator ISNA, a Muslim Brotherhood-linked entity:

Sheikh Muhammed Nur Abdullah is the former President of the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA). Currently a member of ISNA’s Board of Directors, he also spent some time as Chairman of the organization’s Training Program for Imams. Abdullah has been a member of the Fiqh [Islamic jurisprudence] Council of North America since 1982, and for awhile served as its Chairman. Today he is the Imam and Director of the Islamic Foundation of Greater St. Louis; principal of the Al Salaam Day School in St. Louis; and a member of the Shari’a Scholars Association of North America.

Originally from Sudan, Abdullah received a bachelor’s degree in Sharia (Islamic Law) at the Islamic University in Medina and a master’s degree in Sharia at Ummal Qura University in Mecca. He then relocated to the United States in 1978, earning an M.A. in Islamic Studies from the University of Chicago.

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34 thoughts on “Muslim US Attorney: If anti-sharia legislation passes in Mo., DOJ will challenge

  1. Get your licks in now Mr. President. You and your Muslim buddies will be on the side-lines in a year and 1/2. Trust us! The American people will speak again. Just like we did in Nov. 2010 and this time it will be a “clean sweep!.

  2. Dear MR. CALLAHAN, the lawayer TRAITOR, SCREW YOU on the DOJ attaching the LEGAL LAWS of NISSOURI if they pass NO SHARI LAWS in there state. Just who the HELL do you think you are??? To me you are nothing but a PISS HEAD LOVING DIAPER HEAD MUSLIM BUTT LICKER. Now SUCK on that sentence you SIC BASTARD. LOCK and LOAD.

  3. Washington on the Nile?

    I think by now it’s pretty obvious whose side Obama’s on.

    As a Brit and as you can well imagine I share the anger.

    We’ve been sold down the river but all is not going to plan. Public opinion, slow to arouse is boiling and I can forsee trouble a brewing.

    Muslim riots are not a new occurence and more will come as our push back begins. No amount of government whitewash will cover what happens and of course we’ve got the numbers.

    And after all’s said and done, in a democracy numbers count.

    First move for America is get rid of the traitor in the White House. All else will follow.

  4. Muslim scum everywhere you look being protected by the biggest muzzie scum of all in the white house.

    2012 is coming soon.

    Please wear your headscarves for easy identification.

    • Logdon, I know what you mean. The last time I was in London, they were everywhere, even as cashiers in supermarkets wearing their garb. In Kensington Gardens, I saw one of them in full gear, face covered with a little silly grill and looking like a walking bottle. But the worst part is, in the uK you may not ciritcize them–you have no freedom of speech when it comes to them and people are being prosecuted for what they say. I suppose I could have been arrested for laughing at the walking bottle, but fortunately no police officer was there.

      I hope you are waking up to the danger. Some of their violent demonstrations should show your people the nature of Islam. I hope it isn’t too late.

      • Tell them they are free and don’t have to wear that here.
        It shows you care.

        They really respond negatively to freedom.

  5. The Congress of the United States of America is the ONLY ENTITY in America authorised to legislate laws in accordance with Article 1, Section 8 of our U.S. Constitution!!

    Sharia` law nor any other law of any other country in the world is allowed in America’s jurisprudence UNLESS it is adopted by Congress!

    Although there are corrupt judges ‘ruling’ from the bench rather than following precedents of American writ laws who, have allowed some aspects of Sharia` to worm it’s way into our legal system!

    “We The People” will REMOVE ANYand PROHIBIT ALL ISLAM and SHARIA` from entering America’s form of governance immediately following the 2012 election and no amount of threats from ANY MUSLIM! And the corrupt judges will also be arrested, tried and convicted!

    ALL MUSLIMS will be arrested immediately who, threaten American patriots with murder or any other fiscal and physical harm simpy believing Our Constitution is the “law of the Land” and “We The People” will enforce our laws! Know this and take heed Muslims!

    Your days of appeasement from progressive socialists are FINI! NO MAS! NADA! DONE!

    • Like Dearborn? Making No go zones in America, just like in France?

      We have a lot of work to do in the post Obama years

      But he did educate us all on Islam. For that we owe him some thanks.

  6. Silly me. I thought it was illegal to enforce Unconstitutional laws, such as Sharia. Why would the DOJ not support efforts to uphold US Law? Oh Yeah. The Prez is a Muslim. Out to destroy our way of life–Hope and Change–Change to what? A seventh century barbarian country such as all over the Middle East. Fundamentally change the US? So he said and idiots voted for him anyway.

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  11. Our “Thug-in-Chief” has to be stopped in doing anymore damage to our Country. For the first time in my life, I’m ashamed of our government! The world is upside down. No Sharia Law in the USA!

  12. Expect Holder to back his religion, and play the race card where possible. We need to use every delaying tactic on each left federal judge till after the next presidential election.

    We CAN stop Holder from further Muslim mutilations on America.

  13. The Islamo whiners should be labeled Ameriphobians since they seethe with hate for us. But they have a “reason” to hate us – after all, that is what the Koran instructs them to do.

    Sharia is itself a hate law that has no place, zero place, in American society, and under the 10th Amendment the states have a right, and a duty, to make Sharia illegal under state law.

    It has absolutely no standing under the Constitution. State Judges who ok use of Sharia law should be instantly impeached by the state legislature. Federal judges who do so should be impeached immediately by the Senate.

  14. Do I understand this correctly? If the elected representatives of the state of Missouri, acting on the wishes of their constituencies, legislate against shari’a, the federal government will intervene? Is this right?

  15. We absolutely must get rid of Obama. Why not simply be done with it, Obama, and call it the United States of Sharia?

  16. I’d like to see Islamic hate speech prosecuted finally, that against Jews, and other calls for ethnic, gender, and orientation violence. That is what is un-American. If these folks think they can shut down the juggernaut of the US Constitution, then it’s time to give them the fight they so crave. You do not have the right to strip me or my fellow citizens of our God-given rights under US law. There is no way to permit a sharia system to stand in the US.

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