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  •  Anti-Sharia Law pundits miss the nuance (1+ / 0-)
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    Most of these cases I've read about seem to involve arbitration, the parties agreeing to be bound by the decision(s) of the arbiter. if the dispute being arbitrated was based on the parties' understanding of Sharia Law, why shouldn't the arbiter take Sharia Law into account in interpreting what the parties believed their agreement to be? And why shouldn't the State then enforce the decision of the arbiter as it enforces other arbitrations?  

    In England there are Jewish courts that decide disputes based on Jewish law and customs and the State enforces those decisions. If the disputes don't involve criminality, why shouldn't the State enforce decisions based on Sharia Law and Muslim customs?

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