Wholly Misleading Half Truth: Sharia in the US

Some interpretations of Sharia, the Muslim version of Halacha, may allow a husband to pour acid on his wife. However, a Muslim court in the US wouldn’t be able to allow that even if it wanted to. A Muslim court in the US would be subject to US law. The only service it would be able to offer would be binding arbitration, when both parties to a dispute agree to it.

Criminal law is and would remain the exclusive province of the government courts. Arbitration, while it can be binding, would also be subject to judicial review.

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