Mitt Romney has been praised by some Muslims and those on the far left after he said the following about sharia law in America during CNN's GOP debate Monday night:
"Well, first of all, of course, we’re not going to have Sharia law applied in U.S. courts. That’s never going to happen. We have a Constitution and we follow the law."
Romney said this after Herman Cain expressed concern about the loyality of some Muslims.
“I don’t believe in Sharia law in American courts,” Cain said Monday. “I believe in American laws in American courts, period.”
“There have been instances in New Jersey, there was an instance in Oklahoma , where Muslims did try to influence court decisions with Sharia law,” he continued. “I was simply saying, very emphatically, American laws in American courts.”
Well - didn't Cain said virtually the same thing as Romney about sharia law?
Cain's reference to Oklahoma seems correct even though CNN fact checked it as wrong. Muneer Awad, a Muslim and the director of CAIR Oklahoma, is legally trying to prevent, hence influence the court by his legal actions, that a constitutional ban forbidding sharia law from being considered in state court decisions should not be allowed. Last November, you might find interesting to note, Oklahoma City Imam Imad Enchassi of the Islamic Society of Greater Oklahoma City said he has been called to court many times to testify about Islamic matters/code (sharia):
"I've been called to court many times on Middle Eastern and Islamic ways and Islamic codes and ethics and so on and so fourth..."
Well, shouldn't the legal cases Enchassi says he testified be reviewed for crying-out-loud? You know, this spring Enchassi wrote on his Facebook page about his dreams that the Arab nations will result in them uniting under one leader. There's one word for what he meant - caliphate - which is an Islamic supremacist ruler. There were hundreds of these rulers for centuries upon centuries in the past from shortly after Islam's inception until 1922 when the Ottoman Empire failed.
Nuredin Giayash, the director of an Islamic school in Tulsa called the Peace Academy, said last July:
"American Muslims would like to see Sharia law in the U.S. but only in the limited areas of marriage, divorce and inheritance, not criminal law, and applied only to Muslims."
It's kinda relevant I suppose to point out Giayash is likely the very same Giayash listed in a Muslim Brotherhood phonebook used as an exhibit in the largest Hamas terror-funding trial in U.S. history.
In the same article Razi Hashmi the director of CAIR Oklahoma, at the time, said he knew of no American Muslims who would like to see Sharia law implemented in the U.S. So Giayash and Hashmi appeared to contradict each other. When SQ 755 was polling that it would pass Hashmi resigned shortly before the election and the brand new CAIR Oklahoma Director Muneer Awad, a fresh new attorney from Georgia, stepped in and sued the state claiming sharia law is an integral part of being a Muslim. He said sharia law is a basic guideline for Muslims to live a moral life, which is true but it is also more. It's can become the ruling system in countries where Islamists gain control.
Muneer Awad filed the suit against the state as a private citizen. A private citizen who just happens to work for a chapter of a national organization that was started by leaders of an arm of the Muslim Brotherhood whose detailed plans to destroy our country for Islamic supremacy (Islamism) was put in writing and was in place from 1991 until it was discovered by the FBI in 2004.
Shariah Law and American State Courts - an assessment of state appellete court cases