A leader in a front group for the movement that aims to turn the U.S. into an Islamic state is among the Muslims in the Detroit area talking about establishing religious courts that would grant women a divorce under Islamic law, or Shariah.
About 15 Muslim leaders – including Dawud Walid, executive director of the Council on American-Islamic Relations’ Michigan chapter – discussed the issue at a monthly gathering Sept. 25.
The discussion was prompted by a story in the Arab American News that described the difficulties that Muslim women experience when their husbands refuse to grant them a religious divorce, noted the blog Creeping Sharia.
The Arab American News article said many are forced to go “imam shopping” and travel across the U.S. to find an imam willing to grant them an Islamic divorce.
The publication commented that many Muslim women are denied a divorce, even when their husbands are physically abusive.
In August, North Carolina became the seventh state to pass a bill prohibiting judges from considering foreign laws, including Islamic Shariah. Arizona, Kansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, South Dakota and Tennessee have similar laws.
Earlier this year, as WND reported, Germany banned three Muslim groups seeking to impose Shariah in the country. The move came after death threats against politicians and calls for a violent overthrow of the government.
In October, BBC News reported, an Indian woman who wrote a bestselling memoir about the brutality of Islamic law was killed by Taliban militants in Afghanistan.
CAIR, meanwhile, was named in 2007 by the U.S. Justice Department as an unindicted co-conspirator in a plot to fund the Palestinian terrorist organization Hamas.
According to FBI wiretap evidence from a 1993 meeting of Muslim Brotherhood leaders and activists in Philadelphia, CAIR was formed to burnish the image of Muslims in the U.S. in support of the Brotherhood’s stated aim of “destroying Western civilization from within” and replacing it with Islamic rule.
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