Submitted by: Kurt J Fitsch
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Florida Judge orders Muslims to follow sharia law!
The eyes and ears of ACT! for America are everywhere. Make sure you're
sitting down when you read what we became aware of this week!
In Tampa, Florida, a dispute arose over who controls the funds a mosque
received in 2008 from an proceeding.
Former trustees of the mosque are claiming in court they have the right to
the funds. Current mosque leaders are disputing that claim.
The current mosque leaders want the case decided according to secular,
Florida civil law, and their attorney has been vigorously arguing the case
The former trustees of the mosque want the case decided according to sharia
Here's the kicker.
The judge recently ruled "This case will proceed under Ecclesiastical
Islamic law," (sharia law), "pursuant to the Qur'an."
You can read the judge
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Now it's not unusual for a dispute to arise within a religious institution
and for a court to order 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
Muslim leaders-the CURRENT mosque leaders-who do NOT want to be subject to
sharia law, are being compelled to do so by an American judge!
This is reminiscent of the 2009 New Jersey case, where a Muslim woman sought
a , in civil court, against her Muslim husband, who was
raping her several times a day. The judge denied the restraining order
because, in his opinion, the husband did not commit a crime because he was
following his Islamic beliefs.
In the New Jersey case, and now in this recent case in Tampa, Muslims found
themselves being subjected to sharia law against their will.
Last October, ACT! for America aired a radio ad across Oklahoma in support
of the referendum preventing Oklahoma judges from using sharia law in their
decisions. The referendum won with 70% support.
The point we made then, which now bears repeating, is that such legislation
protects non-Muslims AND Muslims alike from being subjected to sharia law.
When someone claims that opposition to sharia law in America is
"anti-Muslim," make sure you tell them about the New Jersey woman and the
mosque leaders in Tampa.
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