Sharia law

Haredi Minister In Israel Blocks Female Sharia Judges

12/08/2015 - 19:00

Tel Aviv — Haredi Orthodox government ministers are blocking a bill that would allow female appointees to state Islamic law courts in Israel.

MK Ayelet Shaked initially supported the bill. Via

'Dumbest Congressman' Running For Speaker

The man who has been called "America's dumbest congressman" and "a singularly useless and unaccomplished nutjob" just announced he is running against John Boehner for Speaker of the House this week.

For those of you who might be missing the antics of Michele Bachmann in the new Congress that convenes this week, your problem has been solved by Rep Louis Gohmert. 

Progress On `The Other Peace Process’

10/31/2012 - 20:00

Kadi Iyad Zahalka, the judge of the Muslim Shariya court in Jerusalem of the state of Israel, and I were grateful for the opportunity to be able to present our ideas about “the other peace process” to a number of New York audiences in recent days.

Anti-Sharia Laws Stir Concerns that Halachah Could Be Next

04/30/2011 - 20:00

WASHINGTON (JTA) -- With conservative lawmakers across the United States trying to outlaw sharia, or Islamic religious law, Jewish organizations are concerned that halachah could be next.

If the state legislative initiatives targeting sharia are successful, they would gut a central tenet of American Jewish religious communal life: The ability under U.S. law to resolve differences according to halachah, or Jewish religious law.

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