I am a Burmese exile taking a near-permanent refuge in New York and Sydney. Here are my essays about Burma and anything else I feel like writing about. And posting the articles I like from selected sites. Bridging Burma to the world this Blog is more of a Politically-Oriented Literary Blog than a Plain News Blog or a Sophisticated Thoughts Blog.
This is the story of that stone-aged Islamist-Extremist
Sharia law rapidly creeping into the US courts and causing tragic suffering of
American-Muslim families in the United States. American patriots are now seriously
fighting back by trying to pass the laws banning the usage of foreign laws
especially the Islamic Sharia law in the US courts.
But the CAIR – Council on American
Islamic Relations – one of Muslim Brotherhood’s fronts in US is desperately fighting
back with the help of Obama’s left-leaning Democrat Party and other left-wing and
Socialist groups to stop those anti-Sharia laws spreading all over United
Below are ten cases of American Muslim
Families who have encountered conflicts between the equal protection under the
Constitution they should have received, and legal discrimination imposed on
them by Shariah law – in American Courts
(excerpted from “Shariah Law and American State Courts“).
In cases 1-3, the Appellate Courts
upheld Shariah law; in cases 4-7, the Trial Courts upheld Shariah, but the
Appellate Courts reversed (protecting the litigant’s constitutional rights); in
cases 8-10, both Trial and Appellate Courts rejected the attempts to enforce
Ten American Families and Shariah in American State Courts
1. Joohi Q. Hosain (FKA Malik) V. Anwar
Malik, Shariah law of Pakistan, Maryland, 1996: Trial and Appellate Courts
upheld foreign Shariah law and denied mother custody. She lost custody because going to custody
hearing in Pakistan would have risked prison, torture or execution.
2. Laila Adeeb Sawaya Malak v. Abdul
Latif Malak Shariah law of Lebanon/UAE, California, 1986: Appellate Court
upheld foreign Shariah law and denied mother custody, reversing Trial Court.
3. Parveen Chaudry v. M. Hanif Chaudry,
M.D., Shariah law of Pakistan, New Jersey, 1978: Appellate Court upheld foreign
Shariah law, overturned Trial Court.
Wife denied support and child support and division of property;
prenuptial agreement signed by parents giving her only $1,500 from marriage
upheld by Appellate Court.
4. In re the Custody Of R., minor
child. Dato Paduka Noordin v. Datin Laila Abdulla, Shariah
law of Philippines, Washington, 1997: Trial Court upheld foreign Shariah law of
Philippines (which has parallel Shariah court system) granting father custody;
Appellate Court reverses, allowing mother to contest Philippines Shariah court
5. S.D., Plaintiff-Appellant, v.
M.J.R., Shariah law of Morocco, New Jersey, 2010: Pregnant mother is beaten and
raped by her husband, Trial Court refuses restraining order citing foreign
Shariah law, Appellate court reverses and
grants restraining order.
6. Pamela Tazziz VS. Ismail Tazziz Shariah
law of Israel, Massachusetts, 1988: Trial Court upheld foreign Shariah law of
Israel (which has parallel Shariah court system ) requiring mother of four children to bring family to Shariah hearing;
Appellate Court reversed.
7. Saida Banu Tarikonda, , v. Bade
Saheb Pinjari Shariah law of India,
Michigan, 2009: The Trial Court accepted a Talaq divorce (the husband says “I
divorce you” three times, no prior notice to wife required). The Appellate
8. Irfan Aleem v. Farah Aleem Shariah law of Pakistan, Maryland, 2007: Trial
Court rejected argument permitting a foreign Shariah law Talaq divorce to prevent
community division of property; Appellate Court upheld.
9. Magda Sobhy Ahmed Amin v.
Abdelrahman Sayed Bakhaty, Shariah law of Egypt and Lebanon, Louisiana, 2001:
Mother convicted under foreign Shariah law of Egypt for leaving Egypt with
child for U.S. without husband’s permission;
Under Egyptian Shariah law, father files for divorce and custody; Trial
Court and Appellate court do not grant comity.
10. Bita Donboli, Respondent, and Nader
Donboli Shariah law of Iran, Washington, 2005: Mother is dual citizen of U.S.
and Iran, alleges beatings, not allowed to leave Iran with son without husband
permission, and refuses to comply with foreign Iranian Shariah law custody
decree. Trial and Appellate Courts
uphold her position.