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Court denies Islamic divorce (Man's attempt to circumvent state law is rejected)
Baltimore Sun ^ | 5/7/2008 | Nick Madigan

Posted on 05/08/2008 1:59:10 PM PDT by mojito

Saying "I divorce thee" three times, as men in Muslim countries have been able to do for centuries when leaving their wives, is not enough if you're a resident of Maryland, the state's highest court ruled yesterday.

Yesterday, the Court of Appeals rejected a Pakistani man's argument that his invocation of the Islamic talaq, under which a marriage is dissolved simply by the husband's say-so, allowed him to part with his wife of more than 20 years and deny her a share of his $2 million estate.

The justices affirmed a lower court's decision overturning a divorce decree obtained in Pakistan by Irfan Aleem, a World Bank economist who moved from London to Maryland with his wife, Farah Aleem, in 1985.

(Excerpt) Read more at baltimoresun.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; US: Maryland
KEYWORDS: dueprocess; islam; sharia; sharialaw; talaq
Just say "no" to sharia.
1 posted on 05/08/2008 1:59:11 PM PDT by mojito
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To: mojito

Obviously he’s not familiar with that movie scene in “Blind Date” with Kim Bassinger and the “no speaku engrish” Japanese wife in the ladies room.


2 posted on 05/08/2008 2:02:00 PM PDT by NonValueAdded (Who Would Montgomery Brewster Choose?)
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To: mojito
Welcome to America!


3 posted on 05/08/2008 2:02:55 PM PDT by OCC
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To: mojito

Good. When Barry Osama gets in, I expect that one of his first acts will be to somehow ensure that sharia is treated as the equivalent of US law. This means that he will use the probably 3 Supreme Court appointments that he will get to install people favorable to this. And the Dems, who will still be in the majority in Congress, will love this and approve whatever wacky Islamist loony he appoints.

Eventually, sharia will replace US law, but it will start simply by being given equivalency to it, and clever Muslims will not immediately do things like stone homosexuals. What they will do is get polygamy (basically, female slavery) legalized and put into place various preferences for Islam and Islamic practices.

We’re in for some hard times.


4 posted on 05/08/2008 2:04:18 PM PDT by livius
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To: mojito
Will he appeal the ruling?

I find Moslems the most pushy group of people that I have ever met.

5 posted on 05/08/2008 2:05:14 PM PDT by rocksblues (Folks we are in trouble, "Mark Levin" 03/26/08)
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To: mojito
...and deny her a share of his $2 million estate.

Heh heh...welcome to America, chum. You think stoning and amputation is rough? We have this thing called Divorce Court...

6 posted on 05/08/2008 2:05:42 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: mojito
Just say "no" to sharia.

Just say no to Islam.

7 posted on 05/08/2008 2:07:05 PM PDT by American Quilter (AIDS....drugs.......abortion......don't liberals just kill you?)
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To: mojito

I hope the Judges looked at this guy and said “I laugh at thee” three times.


8 posted on 05/08/2008 2:07:56 PM PDT by Borges
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To: mojito

God bless the judge! Hope his wife divorces him and gets her share of the estate. Then maybe he’ll realize that he’s really not in Pakistan anymore. If he wants sharia, then GO HOME!


9 posted on 05/08/2008 2:10:22 PM PDT by oneamericanvoice (Support freedom! Support the troops! Surrender is not an option!)
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To: rocksblues

Well, their pushy because you, as an unbeliever, are beneath dog crap in their eyes.

You have no right to dispute a Muslim in anything.


10 posted on 05/08/2008 2:10:39 PM PDT by MrB (You can't reason people out of a position that they didn't use reason to get into in the first place)
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To: mojito

“I break with thee... I break with thee.. I break with thee.. and then throw dog-poop on her shoes.”


11 posted on 05/08/2008 2:11:36 PM PDT by the_devils_advocate_666
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To: livius
When Barry Osama gets in, I expect that one of his first acts will be to somehow ensure that sharia is treated as the equivalent of US law.

On what do you base this opinion?

12 posted on 05/08/2008 2:15:27 PM PDT by Amelia
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To: mojito

If we had any leadership from the president and other high ranking elected officials, they’d have been speaking out for years telling new arrivals that some of their old customs just wouldn’t fly in the US. But it seems that would now be considered insensitive, or something.

Instead we get nonsense about the “Religion of Peace” and how a tintsy tiny group of radicals hijacked on of the world’s great religions.


13 posted on 05/08/2008 2:25:25 PM PDT by Will88
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To: mojito

I declare bankruptcy! There, done...


14 posted on 05/08/2008 2:45:04 PM PDT by Onelifetogive (Simple-minded conservative...)
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To: Onelifetogive
I declare bankruptcy! There, done...

Why stop there? I declare myself Empress of All.
I also declare myself gorgeous and rich.

15 posted on 05/08/2008 2:54:02 PM PDT by mountainbunny
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To: rocksblues
I find Moslems the most pushy group of people that I have ever met.

The militant homosexual movement is also very pushy. Wonder who will win when these two groups finally go head to head.

16 posted on 05/08/2008 2:55:20 PM PDT by Weaponier (Someone turn off the lights...)
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To: rocksblues

“I find Moslems the most pushy group of people that I have ever met.”

I find Muslims the most hateful and intollerant people I have ever met and I find Western politicians the most moronic and gutless people for letting Islam take over their culture.


17 posted on 05/08/2008 2:59:02 PM PDT by 353FMG (Don't make the mistake to think that Government is a Friend of the People)
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To: the_devils_advocate_666

I wonder what the response will be from the many American female Muslim converts in the US if it happened to them.


18 posted on 05/08/2008 3:03:23 PM PDT by 353FMG (Don't make the mistake to think that Government is a Friend of the People)
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This is interesting... While I can't speak for any other religions, in Judaism, in the US, to get married or divorced, you actually need 2 of them... In the case of marriage, when you're married by an ordained Rabbi, you get sort of a "two for one" where you get both the religious AND the civil marriage. In the case of a divorce, there's the religious divorce, as well as the civil divorce, and they come from two different groups. In Judaism, if you don't get both, you're only partially married or divorced. If you only get the civil divorce, you're still married in the eyes of The Lord. If you're only divorced in the religious court, you're still civilly married, and responsible, but now you're "living in sin."

Mark

19 posted on 05/08/2008 3:06:48 PM PDT by MarkL
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To: 353FMG
I find Muslims the most hateful and intollerant people I have ever met and I find Western politicians the most moronic and gutless people for letting Islam take over their culture.

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

Well said!

20 posted on 05/08/2008 3:08:29 PM PDT by pandoraou812 (has never been known to be a sexually depressed religious spigot until today)
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To: Weaponier
I find Moslems the most pushy group of people that I have ever met.

The militant homosexual movement is also very pushy. Wonder who will win when these two groups finally go head to head.

What! Jews have been pushed out of the first place of pushiness?

I keel you!

21 posted on 05/08/2008 3:11:38 PM PDT by Alouette (Vicious Babushka)
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To: mojito

The World Bank, huh? Wonder who funded the appeal?


22 posted on 05/08/2008 3:12:28 PM PDT by Clock King (Under revision...)
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To: livius

not as long as we can still buy ammo


23 posted on 05/08/2008 3:22:59 PM PDT by bdfromlv (Leavenworth hard time)
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To: Amelia

true he is a socialist first and will go for re-education of the masses first


24 posted on 05/08/2008 3:24:44 PM PDT by bdfromlv (Leavenworth hard time)
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To: Weaponier
the head will roll in the muzzie favor. they kill first then talk about the mess thats not their fault.
25 posted on 05/08/2008 3:27:09 PM PDT by bdfromlv (Leavenworth hard time)
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To: bdfromlv

So, first, we’re taking it for granted that he’ll be elected, and next, we’re taking it for granted that he supports religious, and specifically Islamic religious, law?


26 posted on 05/08/2008 3:27:09 PM PDT by Amelia
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To: Amelia

not taking anything for granted just stating he is a socialist first and probably not religious as most are.


27 posted on 05/08/2008 3:29:52 PM PDT by bdfromlv (Leavenworth hard time)
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To: mojito
Image hosted by Photobucket.com Edie... I want HALF!!!
28 posted on 05/08/2008 3:42:17 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist ©®)
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To: mojito

I’m think I hate islam more every day.


29 posted on 05/08/2008 3:43:34 PM PDT by onedoug
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To: livius

Not as long as there is a 2ndAmendment....


30 posted on 05/08/2008 4:13:37 PM PDT by Maverick68 (w)
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To: Amelia

Why are you covering for this marxist muslim?

Note, this is a simple question not an attack.


31 posted on 05/08/2008 5:40:41 PM PDT by Eaker (Well, it just seemed wrong to cheat on an ethics test. -- Calvin)
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To: Eaker
Why are you covering for this marxist muslim? Note, this is a simple question not an attack.

I'm not "covering" for him. Most of the Democrats I know say they'll sit out the election if he's the nominee - so there are plenty of problems with him as a nominee without making things up.

I won't dispute that he's a marxist, but I'm wondering why FReepers are (1) taking for granted that he will be elected, (2) assuming he'll want to enact any kind of religious law -- that seems rather counter-productive for a Marxist, doesn't it? and (3) suggesting he's a Muslim when there's little or no evidence to suggest that, and a fair bit to suggest otherwise.

32 posted on 05/08/2008 6:09:18 PM PDT by Amelia
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To: mojito; Abundy; Albion Wilde; AlwaysFree; AnnaSASsyFR; bayliving; BFM; cindy-true-supporter; ...

Maryland “Freak State” PING!


33 posted on 05/09/2008 5:28:22 AM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (To the liberal, there's no sacrifice too big for somebody else to make. --FReeper popdonnelly)
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To: mountainbunny
I also declare myself gorgeous and rich.

I did not need to declare those...

34 posted on 05/09/2008 9:41:00 AM PDT by Onelifetogive (Simple-minded conservative...)
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