Friday, August 6, 2010

Here Comes Sharia

Advocates of Anti-Shariah Measures Alarmed by Judge's Ruling

A New Jersey family court judge's decision not to grant a restraining order to a woman who was sexually abused by her Moroccan husband and forced repeatedly to have sex with him is sounding the alarm for advocates of laws designed to ban Shariah in America.

Judge Joseph Charles, in denying the restraining order to the woman after her divorce, ruled that her ex-husband felt he had behaved according to his Muslim beliefs -- and that he did not have "criminal desire to or intent to sexually assault" his wife.

According to the court record, the man's wife -- a Moroccan woman who had recently immigrated to the U.S. at the time of the attacks -- alleged:

"Defendant forced plaintiff to have sex with him while she cried. Plaintiff testified that defendant always told her "this is according to our religion. You are my wife, I c[an] do anything to you. The woman, she should submit and do anything I ask her to do."

In considering the woman's plea for a restraining order after the couple divorced, Charles ruled in June 2009 that a preponderance of the evidence showed the defendant had harassed and assaulted her, but "The court believes that [defendant] was operating under his belief that it is, as the husband, his desire to have sex when and whether he wanted to, was something that was consistent with his practices and it was something that was not prohibited."

Charles' ruling was overturned last month by New Jersey's Appellate Court, which ruled that the husband's religious beliefs were irrelevant and that the judge, in taking them into consideration, "was mistaken."

This is a judge that needs to be impeached, voted out, fired, horse whipped, placed in stocks, whatever is appropriate in his jurisdiction. Of course we all realize that after this he will be Obama's next SCOTUS nominee.


Brooke said...

"forced repeatedly to have sex with him "

In other words, this judge is saying that RAPE is 'culturally' OK.

Thank God a court overruled this, but IT SHOULDN'T HAVE HAD TO.

What is this country coming to?

Karen Howes said...

The judge should be tarred and feathered and run out of town.

That sharia should be banned is a no-brainer.

Chuck said...

Brooke, I guess it depends on the culture huh?

Karen, under a train

Anonymous said...

This superior court judge was recently granted tenure by the NJ legislature. Gov. Christie said he didn't know about this before hand ... now it is too late to reverse the legislature's action. The judge is here to stay.

The man is 66 years old; he does not lack maturity --only common sense. Here is the real danger: if the people cannot find justice in the courts, they'll find in the streets.

Chuck said...

Anon, I do have to ask - should Christie have known? That excuse sounds like a cya type of answer

cube said...

This is disgraceful behavior for an American judge. I think Gov. Christie better find a way to fire him. Only someone with dementia would rule this way.

Gramma 2 Many said...

I got sick to my stomach reading this. I am totally amazed that he would be so insensitive and stupid.
It is also the culture to murder their wives and children if they feel they may have brought dishonor to the family. Would this judge find him not guilty if this became the case?

~Leslie said...

Disgusting. The judge needs to be ousted and the husband needs to be shot. End of story.

~Leslie said...

And why can't people see that a so-called religion that allows men to abuse women is NOT OKAY? Any religion that places any individual under bondage, in suffering, or under the power of another is wrong.

Chuck said...

Cube, agreed. Impeachment?

Gramma, you have to wonder

Leslie, it does seem twisted doesn't it?

Z said...

what the HECK do his MUSLIM BELIEFS have to do with OUR LAWS?

My Christian beliefs DEMAND that we put the Christ Child back in the creches in every Main St in this country...will THAT WORK?

Always On Watch said...

Of course we all realize that after this he will be Obama's next SCOTUS nominee.

I read this morning that BHO congratulated Kenya on its new constitution, a constitution with some elements of shari'a law in it.


First, we'll see shari'a here in the United States for certain civil cases.

Sure, the first judge's ruling in NJ was overturned. But there's no guarantee that any similar rulings will be overturned as the push is on for the United States to use international law in court rulings. **sigh**

Chuck said...

Z, funny how that works huh? Wonder how this judge would view a man keeping his wife from getting an abortion?

AOW, what if this had gone before the 9th Circuit?

MK said...

"Of course we all realize that after this he will be Obama's next SCOTUS nominee."

And that's the scary part.

cube said...


Sure. Whatever it takes to get these activist judges off the bench.