Sharia Law To Be Used In Courts

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As state legislatures return for lame duck sessions, this may be the time to handle this at the state level.

Do we really want “honor killings” and stonings to be legal? If we say it is legal because of religious freedom, then shouldn’t polygamy be legal again? Our laws forbid murder. Are we going to return to people being punished in the public square?

From Fox News’ “The Five” – October 26, 2012

ERIC BOLLING, CO-HOST: And yet, another example of America bending over backwards to be inclusive. A Florida appeals court has just cleared the way for lawsuit over a monetary dispute at a mosque to be determined by Islamic Sharia law — in a U.S. court, no less. It’s not the first time. But why is it happening at all? Kimberly, the legal eagle here.

KIMBERLY GUILFOYLE, CO-HOST: Yes.

BOLLING: Sharia law shouldn’t —

GUILFOYLE: You know my opinion on this, right?

BOLLING: I don’t.

GUILFOYLE: I think it’s serious and should not be allowed at all. This should frighten people that this is even acceptable that a judge says, OK, wait a second, you can use it. It’s not the law of the United States.
So what is his legal authority for allowing Sharia law to be implemented in the court system? Wake up, we have the U.S. Constitution. Those are the laws we’re governed by. Not Sharia law.

BOB BECKEL, CO-HOST: But there’s been a long history of using — the courts using laws, religious laws, when there’s dispute between two people in the same fate within an organization. They’ve used Jewish law in cases where the Talmudic law, I believe they call it, and it has been done in 26 states, cases where Sharia law has been cited. I don’t see what the problem is. It’s like if you had a dispute and say in Eric’s country club for example. They would go in and —

BOLLING: I don’t have a country club. First of all, every night, reference —

GUILFOYLE: That’s international law.

BOLLING: Please, do you see a problem —

GREG GUTFELD, CO-HOST: I got to tell you —

BOLLING: — where we’re expecting our judges and juries know the Islamic law, read the Koran before you decide this case?

GUTFELD: But I mean, I think, Eric, everyone knows the practice of law was perfected by sixth century goat herders. And if you disagree with that, you’re clearly Islamophobic.

Read the full transcript here.

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