Boston: Court affirms Christian landlord in 70s must learn Islam after dispute with Muslim

Imposing sharia in American courts.

Source: SJC: Somerville landlord in her 70s must learn about Islam and serve 6 months in jail – The Boston Globe

A Somerville landlord and Christian minister convicted of pushing her Muslim tenant down the stairs must comply with a judge’s order that she learn about the Islamic faith as part of her probation, the state’s highest court concluded Wednesday.

In a unanimous ruling, the Supreme Judicial Court left intact the probation imposed on Daisy Obi by Somerville District Court Judge Paul M. Yee Jr. in 2014. The SJC’s ruling was based on procedural grounds and didn’t directly address the probation condition.

daisy-obiWriting for the court, Justice Barbara Lenk noted that under court rules, a person must first object in a lower court if he or she wants the high court to review it. No such objection was made by Obi and her attorneys, Lenk wrote.

“While conditions of probation that touch on religion and risk incursion upon constitutionally protected interests should be imposed only with great circumspection, the defendant raised no such concerns before the trial court judge, and there is no information in the record that would allow us to evaluate her claims,’’ Lenk wrote.

“Because she raises these claims for the first time on appeal, they have been waived.”

The SJC did approve the six-month jail sentence and other probationary conditions Yee imposed after Obi, who is in her 70s and a long-time landlord, was convicted of assault and battery on Gilhan Suliman, who was a third-floor tenant for a short time in 2012.

Obi’s appellate attorney, Kimberly M. Peterson, was reviewing the ruling and had no immediate comment.

In the Somerville courthouse, Yee ordered that Obi attend “an introductory class on Islam, and to provide her probation officer with written documentation that she had done so’’ and provide all future tenants with a written notice that she had been convicted of criminally assaulting one of her tenants.

He also ordered Obi to serve six months in the Middlesex County House of Correction.

“You have to respect the rights of people of the Muslim faith. You have to respect all people.’’ Yee told Obi, according to the SJC.

The SJC concluded that all objections raised by Obi were legally unconvincing, and the court upheld both her conviction and Yee’s sentence.

“We conclude that the judge did not abuse his discretion in imposing the sentence of incarceration or in requiring the defendant to provide written disclosure to prospective tenants as a condition of probation,’’ Lenk wrote. “Accordingly, we affirm.’’

Affirming the sharia, read the Judgment here.

From our original post on this sharia ruling: Judge orders landlord to enroll in course and learn Islam

“I want you to learn about the Muslim faith,” he said. “I want you to enroll and attend an introductory course on Islam.

“I do want you to understand people of the Muslim faith, and they need to be respected. They may worship Allah … but they need to be respected.”

Obi said in a phone interview that she believes Suliman had a vendetta against her because she refused to allow her to let more people live in her apartment.

“I’ve never, ever made a rude remark against her,” she said.

Why would I do that? I have three Muslims living in the house now.”

Obi also said she believes Suliman hates her because she is a Christian.

Suliman did not respond to messages left at her home and workplace.

Obi’s lawyer argues the probation condition that she learn about the Muslim faith “burdens Dr. Obi’s free exercise of religion.”

And as we closed that post Landlords, think twice before you rent to kufr-hating Muslims.


14 Responses

  1. This is complete BS.

  2. In the spirit of tolerance and equality is the tenant to learn about Christianity or is this more one sided multi culti appeasement?

  3. I say “Take it to the Supreme Court” on appeal!

  4. Islam and Muslims, wld never allow such a ruling to be imposed on a Muslim!
    And we must fight this … Supreme Court Case, if there ever was one! And when she wins … Lawsuit time!

  5. This is also why you never, ever, hire a Muslim, rest to a Muslim OR do any kind of Buisness deal with a MUSLIM.
    Remember the phrase, “the circumstances have changed, we will keep your resume on file”.

  6. This could come back to haunt the judge. Yes, learn all about Islam. Then he can quote the hatefulness of Koran.

  7. shared to my public Fb page with my added comments – which I cannot copy here!

  8. i learned all about islam the religion of pieces

  9. This Judge should get his head out of the sand. I suppose if he should turn the other cheek, the Muslim problem in America will go away too. What an idiot.

  10. When has our court system become Islam’s useful idiots? These judges the push islam need the boot. Does she demand moslems take classes on Judaism, Christianity, etc when violent jihadists are in her court? If not, why not? Where in the heck are the lawyers and their defense of such lunacy?

  11. This judgment (of the Defendant) is hopelessly biased, prejudicial and SO WRONG!!! It is recorded in the Court Records of this case, c.f., ‘Judgment’ link above, that, “The record does not indicate what caused tenants to seek harassment prevention orders against the defendant, but the fact that several tenants have sought such orders suggests that her behavior towards tenants is a recurring problem.”–“DOES NOT INDICATE WHAT CAUSED” several tenants to file “harassment prevention orders”! Hey folks, I for one, want to know the conditions and circumstances that caused these LYIN’ MUZZ-SCUMS to file their complaints in the first place! CLEARLY, SOMEBODY IS TRYING TO HIDE SOMETHING HERE! I just wonder, wonder, wonder, could it possibly be the MUZZLUMZ??? This case is purely and simply about stripping this Christian landlord of her RIGHTS! These muzz-scum tenants ALL GANGED UP on the poor old “Christian” landlord b/c she had an eviction notice against this Suleman tenant for packing upwards of 15 ILLEGAL tenants into one apt. Hello (or is it Oh hell), a bunch of LYIN’ SCUM MUZZLUM TENANTS–Who knew????

  12. This case perfectly highlights our legal system’s difficulty with islamism. In some cases its a religion, in others it is a culture. The courts can chose which one to use to enforce its decision. Does this recuse judges with islamical leanings? I think not. Another reason to get rid of the dhimmicrats and replace with Trump. He may not be the best but he is the first to hold the COLONISTS to the same standards as NATIVES.

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