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February 22, 2011

American Bar Association Promoting Islamic Sharia Law In America (Updated - ABA Responds)

Topics: Political News and commentaries, Understanding Islam

In "The ABA's Jihad" in The American Thinker today, Pamela Geller reveals that the American Bar Association has started a Task Force to resist anti-Sharia legal initiatives in various states.

As Geller points out, Islamic law is the most radical and intolerant system of governance on the face of the planet. It denies the freedom of speech, the freedom of conscience, and legal equality for women and non-Muslims. That's why so many states are trying to ban it. The ABA should be on the forefront of this battle. The Oklahoma ban was brilliant but poorly worded (which is why a liberal judge found it so easy to overrule the will of the people) and had 70% of voters approving of it -- it is clear that American people understand the Islamic threat to our constitutional republic.

So why, pray tell, is the ABA embarking on this jaw-dropping exercise against American democracy and its associated liberties and freedom? One could easily arrive at the conclusion that the ABA has been hijacked by radical liberal-progressives, or worse ... by Islamists. Clearly, the ABA is out to accomplish what the radical Islamists are themselves seeking.

Update: Martha J. Heil, News Director for the American Bar Association emailed us the following response:

1) The American Bar Association has taken no action in support of, or in opposition to, judges considering Islamic law or Sharia.

2) The American Bar Association has nearly 400,000 members, many of whom volunteer with any of the ABA's 2,200 entities. One of those 2,200 entities is the Section on International Law, which has elected to assemble a taskforce of several individuals to examine this issue.

3) These individuals are examining whether the proposed changes to the law impact important constitutional questions. They are also considering implications for international commerce.

4) The actions of a few interested members within one section are not and cannot be interpreted to be those of the entire American Bar Association. Claims to the contrary are erroneous.
While Ms. Heil's clarification is well-taken, nonetheless I can't help but get a queasy feeling about American lawyers, even a very tiny few, considering sharia law in any context and for whatever reason. It's Islamic law, not American, not Christian, and not Jewish. And doing so is helping to further the goals of the radical Islamists.

Posted by Richard at February 22, 2011 10:43 AM

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