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Did Shariah Law Just Work Its Way Into a Florida Court the Blaze

Did Shariah Law Just Work Its Way Into a Florida Court the Blaze

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Posted on March 21, 2011 at 10:56am byJonathon M. Seidl
A judge in Tampa, Florida is creating a buzz with a ruling some say shows that shariah law is creeping into America.One look at the alleged ruling shows it is suspicious. But is it really an example of shariah coming to America?According to a document on the websiteJihad Watch, Circuit Court Judge Richard A. Nielsen ordered earlier thismonth that a civil dispute between current and former leaders of a local mosque over who controls funds awardedduring a 2008 eminent domain proceeding be decided under “Ecclesiastical Islamic Law.” Below is a copy of therelevant section:
Did Shariah Law Just Work Its Way Into a Florida Court? | The Blaze http://www.theblaze.com/stories/did-shariah-law-just-work-its-way-into-...1 of 3 3/21/2011 9:49 AM
Judge Richard A. NielsenTom Tillison over at Red Stateexplainsthe case via a post from Brigitte Gabriel:
The current mosque leaders want the case decided according tosecular, Florida civil law, and their attorney has been vigorously arguing the case accordingly.The former trustees of the mosque want the case decided according to sharia law.Here’s the kicker.
The judge recently ruled “This case will proceed under Ecclesiastical Islamic law,” (sharia law), “pursuant to theQur’an.” 
[Emphasis hers] You can
read the judge’s ruling here
.Now it’s not unusual for a dispute to arise within a religious institution and for a court toorder a mediation or arbitration, in order to resolve this without the court having to render its own judgment.But what makes this case unusual, and highly troubling, is that a group of Muslimleaders—the CURRENT mosque leaders—who do NOT want to be subject to sharia law,are being compelled to do so by an American judge! 
“In effect, due process in an American court is being denied and Sharia law is being imposed on an unwillingparticipant,” Tillison writes. “Right here in Florida.”But some commenters over at Jihad Watch don’t think this is a blatant example of creeping shariah. For example,
Did Shariah Law Just Work Its Way Into a Florida Court? | The Blaze http://www.theblaze.com/stories/did-shariah-law-just-work-its-way-into-...2 of 3 3/21/2011 9:49 AM

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