Are U.S. Courts Bowing to Shariah?

shariah-law-picture1Is our court system actively bowing to Islamic demands across the country? In two separate headlines, it appears that U.S. courts are actively taking the side of Muslims.

Contact with women violates Shariah

Case #1 – Female Guantanamo Bay soldiers have been barred by a COURT ORDER from transporting Muslim prisoners because they are women. The prisoners complained that any physical contact with an unrelated  a woman violated Shariah law and it was “offensive ” to them.

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“We have a situation down there where we met with women guards who are being prevented from fully performing their mission because the five 9/11 attackers who are charged with killing 3,000 Americans will not allow them to perform their duties because they’re women…Terrorists should not dictate to us what our men and women in uniform are permitted to do.  This is not an insult to Islam, it’s an insult to women…” Senator Kelly Ayotte (R-N.H.)

The military claims its hands are tied. James Pohl, the military judge that issued this ruling, did so in January, but only those affected appear to know about it. The military says the men’s complaints were ‘interfering with legal proceedings.’


 Beer is “offensive” and violates Shariah

Case #2 – A couple of Muslim truck drivers were awarded $240,000 and back pay because Star Transport fired them in 2009 for failing to deliver a load of beer.

The Christian Science Monitor reported,

An Illinois jury awarded $240,000 in damages and back pay to two former truck drivers who claimed religious discrimination when they were fired in 2009 after refusing to make beer deliveries.

A jury was convened to determine damages after US District Court Judge James E. Shadid ruled in favor of Mahad Abass Mohamed and Abdkiarim Hassan Bulshale when Star Transport admitted liability in March. The men, both of whom are Somali-American Muslims, were represented by the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC).

Star Transport admitted in March that some drivers routinely switched jobs. The court took that to be culpability for the firing of the men. The jury only took 45 minutes to decide on the punishment. What is unclear are any incidents leading up to the firings – but the court didn’t take those into consideration. Were they really fired based upon the “religious beliefs” or were they fired for being obnoxious, and hard to work with?

The need for truth

American laws require truth- a balance of what is reasonable and what is not. But banning women from doing their jobs is not reasonable. Barring a company from conducting their business is also not reasonable.  If businesses cannot fire employees for not doing their jobs, they lose money and clientele. If the military cannot use the women they have trained and equipped, they are losing money and integrity, not to mention destroying the women’s rights that have been so hard fought over the last decades.

Which will it be, America? Shariah compliant courts or American values?

H/T Uncle Sam’s Misguided Children


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