For the past twelve years Ghassan Hitto has worked in Dallas for a technology company whose chief executive is Arshad Syed. Hitto has been involved with the Brighter Horizons Academy, for Muslim students, which in turn is connected to the Islamic Services Foundation. The Islamic Services Foundation is described at its own website as follows:
Note please not only the Brighter Horizaons Academy, but also the “My Islamic Book Series” — a book series that journalists might want to look into, and the Quranic Institute, but above all, look at the last item on the list — the Texas Islamic Court.
What is the Texas Islamic Court?
I’d like to know because I’d like to know a little bit more about the devout Ghassan Hitto, and his views of the proper place of Muslims in a non-Muslim society, just as I would like to know more about his view of the proper place of non-Muslims — in Syria, for example — in a society where Muslims predominate.
Read it all at link above and from our 2008 post on the Texas appeals court that ruled that sharia law be applied at said sharia court:
1. The Parties agree to arbitrate all existing issues among them in the above mentioned Cause Numbers in the appropriate District Court, which includes the Divorce Case, the child custody of the [sic] Noor Qaddura and Farah Qaddura, the determination of each party’s responsibilities and duties according to the Islamic rules of law by Texas Islamic Court.
2.All parties agree to sign the Texas Islamic Court required legal forms, and each party pays his required fees.
3.The panel of arbitrators of Texas Islamic Court will be formed according to the rules and regulations of Texas Islamic Court.