En gruppe muslimer nord i Texas har etablert hva som kan bli den første offisielle shariadomstolen i USA. Men den skal ikke være slik som vi kjenner shariadomstolene fra muslimske land.

The Shariah tribunal in Irving, Texas, is trying to assure Americans they’re not planning to follow the type of Shariah law practiced in Muslim countries.

«The misconception about what they see through the media is that Shariah means cut the head, chop the heads, cut the hands, and we are not in that,» he said. «We are not here to invade the White House or invade Austin.»

Nei, det er vel en variant av domstolene vi kjenner fra Storbritannia hvor kvinner har mindre rettigheter i familiesaker. En slags sharia-light.

Imam Bakhach and three other Muslim judges are planning to bypass the traditional legal system of Texas to handle civil cases on their own.

They plan to start by administering their own rulings for cases like divorce and business disputes.


Ikke alle er like begeistret – her fra Florida hvor et liknende forslag ble nedstemt.

Og slik blir loven ikke lenger lik for alle. Og dette har allerede pågått en stund: 

The Center for Security Policy issued a report in 2011, documenting how Shariah law is already being applied in official state courts across America.

«The facts are the facts: some judges are making decisions deferring to Shariah law even when those decisions conflict with constitutional protections,» the group states.

The report discovered 50 such cases involving «Muslim American families, mostly Muslim women and children, who were asking American courts to preserve their rights to equal protection and due process.»

Innvandrere som kommer til «land of the free» oppdager at den friheten de søkte ikke gjelder for dem. De blir innhentet av sin egen middelalderske kultur og religion med dertilhørende lovverk.

«These families came to America for freedom from the discriminatory and cruel laws of Shariah. When our courts then apply Shariah law in the lives of these families, and deny them equal protection, they are betraying the principles on which America was founded,» the Center for Security Policy states.

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