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Somthing rotten in the state of NJ

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Submitted by Peter Herz (United States), Aug 9, 2011 at 15:58

New Jersey was where S.D. v. M.J.R. was heard, and it was decided that a woman had to submit to her husband's unwanted, violent sexual advances because of Sharia-based Moroccan law from the country where the marriage began, even though the couple was then headed for divorce. Now, this bad call was a judge's and not the governor's, but it is jarring. Thankfully, a superior court overturned the decision, but the fact that it was even made warns us that we have some pretty loopy people sitting on judges' benches in this country, especially [apparently] in NJ.

Further, a MD court ruled in Hosain v. Malik bowed to Sharia-based Pakistani law in a custody decision, sending a US-raised 7-year-old to Pakistan to live with her father, basing the decision on the law of the place of the child's birth and, apparently, caring little about the traditional "best interests of the child" standard used in most US jurisdictions.

As the definition of marriage opens up in US law (homosexual marriage is the camel's nose inside the tent), we'll probably see more creeping Sharia, since I doubt that we'll be able to resist polygamy once homosexual marriage is mandated; and most prior law on polygamous marriage available to courts will be from Sharia sources.

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