Shari'a Law in Texas? "Assalam aleikum, y'all!"

The left wing media and blogosphere are going ballistic over Nevada Republican candidate for the U.S. Senate Sharon Angle’s comments that Shari’a Law not only is a threat to America, but is already being practiced in Texas and Michigan.

WASHINGTON POST – Sharon Angle Shari’a Law

Perhaps the media hasn’t seen this: Second Court of Appeals of the State of Texas has rendered a ruling on the enforceability of shari’a judgments rendered by imams. According to the Texas appeals court, it’s all good. H/T JAWA




Here is an excerpt: (Full Ruling Here)


NO. 2-02-415-CV

The Arbitration Agreement:

On September 25, 2002, all five parties signed an “Arbitration Agreement.” This document recites, in full, that the parties: after consultation with their respective attorneys, agree to submit all claims and disputes among them to arbitration by the TEXAS ISLAMIC COURT, 888 s. Greenville Ave., suite 188, Richardson, Texas, as follows:

A.  Cause No. 322-291577-99, styled “In the Matter of the Marriage of Rola Jabri Qadurra and Jamal Qaddura and In the Interest of Noor Qaddura and Farah Qaddura Minor children”, pending in the 322nd Judicial District Court of Tarrant County, Texas.

B. Cause No. 76-184050-00, Styled “Jamal Qaddura Versus Saadallah Jabri”, pending in the 67th Judicial District Court of Tarrant County, Texas.[(1)]

C. Cause No. NO. 322-328238-02 (FORMERLY 325-328238-02), styled “Jamal Qaddura vs. Saadallah Jabri and Aida Jabri” pending in the 322 Judicial District Court of Tarrant County, Texas.

1.The Parties agree to arbitrate all existing issues among them in the above mentioned Cause Numbers in the appropriate District Court, which includes the Divorce Case, the child custody of the [sic] Noor Qaddura and Farah Qaddura, the determination of each party’s responsibilities and duties according to the Islamic rules of law by Texas Islamic Court.

2.All parties agree to sign the Texas Islamic Court required legal forms, and each party pays his required fees.

3.The panel of arbitrators of Texas Islamic Court will be formed according to the rules and regulations of Texas Islamic Court. However, the parties agree and suggest the following names for the panel:

.Mujahid Bakhash, the Imam of the Islamic Association of Tarrant County, Fort Worth, Texas.
.Main El-quda, the Imam of the Islamic Society of Arlington, Arlington, Texas.
.Abdel Salam Abu-Nar, the Imam of Dar Assalam Islamic Center, Arlington, Texas

4.Each Party will submit all of his documents, exhibits, and evidence to Texas Islamic Court.

5.The parties agree that the Ruling of the Texas Islamic Court in the above mentioned Cause Numbers is Binding, and Final, and no party will take any appeal or future legal action of any matter afterwards.

6.Each party will cause the above cause numbers to be abated pending the decision by the arbitrators, and submit the decision of the arbitrators for adoption by the respective courts. The parties will ask the courts to refer the cases for arbitration to Texas Islamic court within “Seven Days” from the establishment of the Texas Islamic Court panel of Arbitrators. The assignment must include ALL cases, including those filed against or on behalf of other family members related to the parties. Each party will notify the other party, Texas Islamic Court, and their respective attorneys, in writing of the assignment of all the above Cause Numbers from the above appropriate District Court to Texas Islamic Court.