Kansas City: Muslim attorney launches sharia law practice

A solution waiting for a problem? via KC attorney specializes in Shariah law | Missouri Lawyers Media. h/t @CausingFitna

Even as anti-Shariah legislation roils statehouses, including in Missouri, one Kansas City attorney has launched a new practice precisely in that field.

Ahsan Latif said that, like any good businessman, he saw a need and is now filling it.

“It’s a way of allowing Muslims to fulfill their faith commitment and also at the same time getting comfortable with lawyers and law,” Latif said.

Latif, an associate at MKL, is adding Shariah services to his practice precisely at a time when some state legislators are feverishly working at keeping it out of their borders.

The Missouri Senate on Wednesday voted to override Gov. Jay Nixon’s veto of SB 267, the so-called “Civil Liberties Defense Act,” which would have voided any court arbitration, tribunal or administrative agency decisions that are based on foreign law, and which are “repugnant” and “inconsistent” with the state and U.S. constitutions.

The House, however, failed to muster the votes needed for an override.

The sponsor of the bill, Sen. Brian Nieves, R-Washington, has insisted the bill is not anti-Shariah. In an email request to discuss the bill, referring to “Shariah” law, the Senator’s executive legislative assistant, Jessica Johnson,  replied, “checked with the Senator, and he has no idea what you are talking about and has no knowledge of a Sharia law bill.” A subsequent request to discuss SB267 was met with: “I spoke with the Senator and he has no interest [in] talking with you about this.”

Few Missouri lawyers list themselves as focusing on Shariah law, but it’s a bit more common in other areas of the country with higher Muslim populations.

Quality reporting. Just how many lawyers do list themselves as focusing on sharia law? Apparently Latif isn’t the only one waiting for a sharia problem to arise in Kansas City.

Despite the controversy, Latif downplayed any fear he or other firm members may have of any negative reaction about his new practice area.

“I’m not particularly worried about any backlash,” Latif said. “The way I look at it, the best possible thing I can do is go out there and represent myself and my religion in the best way possible with my clients and in the community.”

Latif, who is Muslim and grew up in Lexington, where his father practiced medicine, said he believes the call to ban Shariah law is grounded in fear of “other,” of something different than what many in the U.S. have grown up with and are familiar with.

Latif is the vice president of crescentpeace.org and on his web page links to an area mosque – likely his own – that had posted on its website:

The Islamic Center of Johnson County, Inc., unequivocally affirms the Qur’an and the Sunnah as its eternal and ultimate constitution.

“When these issues come up, the average person in America doesn’t have the context of understanding, and it becomes much more ‘out there’ than it is,” Latif said. “And it’s sad because it’s distracting and because it gets tied up in what people are doing overseas, and it becomes something ‘other’ or ‘dangerous,’ when, in reality, it’s a difference between cultural practices.”

We bet it’s distracting to point out the evils of Islamic sharia law and how women and children are brutalized by it. Latif wants to cash in on sharia.

Latif said his Shariah legal services, which for now will focus on estate planning, including trusts, are constructed within the context of U.S. and state laws.

Shariah lays out how those of Islamic faith should distribute their wealth after death, including a stipulation that up to one-third of all estates must be bequeathed to charity — oftentimes a mosque — but which also provides a means for distribution to non-Muslim family members and loved ones. The remaining two-thirds of the estate are distributed in strict accordance to Shariah law to Islamic family members.

And under sharia law, a woman is worth less than a man so may get nothing.

The laws governing the distribution are so complex, Latif said, that he and other lawyers practicing Shariah estate-planning use computer programs with algorithms designed to sort it all out.

“It gets complicated because it depends on so many factors, but there are certain areas where we have leeway, including the development of certain kinds of trusts that are developed under scripture and the practice of the Prophet Muhammad,” Latif said.

Ah you see. Sharia is so complicated that computers are needed to figure it all out. And Americans – of which Latif claims to be one – just don’t have the context to understand sharia. But if any of this were true, how could he understand it? Being an American and all. And how have Muslims applied sharia for 1,400 years without the use of complex computer algorithms? Wonder how much this guy charges per hour. Muslims beware.

Faizan Syed, executive director of the St. Louis chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations, said he was delighted to hear of Latif adding Shariah services to his practice.

“That’s very positive, and I’m happy that we’re seeing that in Kansas City,” Syed said. “You have to realize that the practice of Shariah in the sense of legality is always under the civil law affecting such areas as burials, estates, marriages, divorces, estate planning. And U.S. law has always allowed for multiple religions in civil law, and it’s good to see an attorney addressing that because it will protect clients and their religious beliefs.”

As for the death of SB267, Syed said CAIR is pleased to see it go down in defeat.

“We’re very happy that freedom of religion and the practice thereof is protected in Missouri,” Syed said.

Jennifer Mann – like 99% of clueless and careless reporters – fails to tell readers that in 2012 Syed wrote about imposing sharia law on Americans who he deemed to commit blasphemy against Islam or Muslims. Details in this February 2013 post: Director of CAIR Missouri wants to prosecute Americans who insult Islam…using sharia law.

And, in a sense, Syed agrees with the bill’s sponsor Nieves that SB267 was broader than just Shariah.

“Not only would it have affected Shariah, but also canon law and Jewish rabbinical law, anything that was quote, unquote ‘foreign law,’” Syed said. “We hope that now the Missouri Legislature can focus on issues that are of real consequence to citizens and make laws that tackle those issues instead of addressing a ‘fix’ for issues that don’t exist.”

If this was a “fix” for issues that don’t exist, then how could there be a need for a law firm or firms that focus on sharia law? You can’t have it both ways. But that is how sharia creeps.

For a thorough debunking on the related ALAC, view this:

Sharia also creeping in New Jersey where one of Chris Christie’s Muslim lawyer pals has admitted he’s worked more than a hundred cases involving sharia law.

And a Muslim researcher at the University of Wisconsin Law School wrote a paper for a major university detailing how judges have, for years, been building a body of case law that involves Islamic sharia law.

Wake up folks. Before it is too late.

PS: Many posts on the growing Islamic problem in Missouri and neighboring Kansas.

19 thoughts on “Kansas City: Muslim attorney launches sharia law practice

  1. Islam is of the Devil there is no place in a Christian nation for this demonic evil to be. Send them all back to Middle East to their Barbaric Murdering, beheading, child molesting cult of evil filth.

  2. Reblogged this on causingfitna and commented:
    Sharia Lawyer in Kansas City……. NOTE: As a leader of the Crescent Peace Society, it should be noted that there are 7 links on the CPS website at the “links” page. One of those is the Islamic Society of Greater Kansas City, which immediately following the Benghazi attacks, put out a petition asking President Obama to ban free speech that Insults Islam and the Prophet……. Sharia is on the way in KC.

  3. sharia will NEVER be fair to women; women are considered chattel in islam and that will also NEVER change. so why would any islam woman in this country who needs representation want to be under sharia law?

    • There are woman already married to moslem men – moslems by birth. then there are others who are moslems by choice. And here are some of the women who pick islam as their choice:
      – horndog women who just ‘have to have that man’ who have no morals or thoughts other than having sex and don’t even care about their children’s futures. And there are two types of these kinds – one who remain ignorant of islam and what it will do who don’t care, and those who will care after the kid is born.

      • And then there are the other kinds of women who think that islam is cool, they have been brainwashed into thinking that being a moslem is cool.

        And never forget there are indeed sociopathic women who find islam’s tenents a-ok for them – lying, killing (or funding those who kill via their zakat), pedophilia, etc are not their concern and they just don’t care.

  4. They are a sick bunch of ANIMALS that even kill their own women and kids with chemical weapons like in SYRIA! They dont belong here and should never been allowed to migrate to a CHRISTIAN LAND! Hope that everybody in KANSAS shuns these two jerks so they go broke and leave! They are totaly unfit to associate with we CHRISTIAN AMERICANS!

  5. Don’t just say insulting things, say things that matter based on facts.
    Read “The Middle Eastern Quarterly” by Daniel Pipes and Sharon Chadha, Spring 2006 on “CAIR.” It’s very focused, and surprisingly even has some “liberals” give their views.

    • It’s in our sidebar links to the left…we created a new area just for Hamas – CAIR.

      Check out all the links in that section – there are pdf’s to send to your local and national elected officials as well.

  6. There should be only law in the USA any other law (baptist, Catholic or any form of is Islamic law should not be recognized as a form of law and should no longer be described as law anywhere in the USA,

    • Agreed ^^ keep the separation of church and state. and down bekow me, this is supposed to be s Republic, man. WHY DO PEOPLE NOT REALIZE THIS

      • Why do you not do your own research? The United States congress commissioned the first printing of English language Christian bibles for the expressed purpose of placement in our nations public SCHOOLS up until 1963, furthermore all our laws are based upon judeo Christian commandments. A good place for you to start is a historian named David Barton, he gives the dates and places for you to check out for yourself, one last thing, all those one room school houses that dotted our nation for decades were buildings that on Sunday were filled with worshipers attending Sunday school.

  7. What next? Only laws of our Judeo-Christian background fot our country. Anyone that wants to practice sharia laws should be disbarred, and if Muslim deported. Shame on anyone that supports other laws , they are not American but traitors to democracy.

  8. I wonder how long it will be when we have muslim judges ruling on rape cases of non muslim women & put them in jail for fornication & or adultery for being raped & the men or man gets to get off scot free…

    • I have one question , if in the lawyers office the decision is made of guilty of blasphemy or leaving Islam for Christianity, Where will the punishment take place? … BEHEADINGS , stoning , mutilating? In the mosque ,in the lawyers office, or transporting them to Saudi Arabia for public execution? Will the sharia lawyer be executed the same, just in case ….

  9. NS NI
    Its going to happen while the leftist bleedin hearts and the muturds are running America, the infidels will either have to pay the jizya, be enslaved, revert or be killed.
    We wont have a say because it will be law…..but the kafirs can always have another crusade.

  10. YOU WOULD THINK THAT ANY WOMAN WOULD WANT HER RIGHTS HERE AMERICA! WE AMERICAN WOMEN HAVE ONLY HAD LESS THAN A CENTURY OF OUR RIGHTS IN THE US. I CAN’T TELL YOU HOW IRRITATED I GET AT THE THOUGHT OF ‘SHARIA LAW’ GETTING ANY FOOTHOLD IN MY COUNTRY! I AM A FEMALE VETERN AND IT IS HIGHLY OFFENSIVE TO ME THAT ANY RELIGION THAT TREATS WOMEN AS CHATTEL IS ALLOWED OR TOLERATED IN THE USA. AND, SHAME ON ANY STATE IN THE USA THAT APPEARS TO SHOW A ‘BLIND EYE’ TO ‘CREEPING SHARIA’ IN THEIR STATE! GOD BLESS AMERICA! DOWN WITH ‘SHARIAH LAW’! THE MUSLIMS THAT BELIEVE IN ‘SHARIAH LAW’ SHOULD GO BACK TO A MUSLIM COUNTRY, AND, NOT LIVE HERE! SHEILAH SPENCER/VIET NAM SERVICE VETERAN

  11. I think this is a violation of his oath as an attorney in the state of Kansas:

    “You do solemnly swear or affirm that you will support and bear true allegiance to the Constitution of the United States and the Constitution of the State of Kansas; that you will neither delay nor deny the rights of any person through malice, for lucre, or from any unworthy desire; that you will not knowingly foster or promote, or give your assent to any fraudulent, groundless or unjust suit; that you will neither do, nor consent to the doing of any falsehood in court; and that you will discharge your duties as an attorney and counselor of the Supreme Court and all other courts of the State of Kansas with fidelity both to the Court and to your cause, and to the best of your knowledge and ability. So help you God.”

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