JUDGES should interpret the Constitution according to other nations'
legal "norms." Sharia law could apply to disputes in US courts. The
United States constitutes an "axis of disobedience" along with North
Korea and Saddam-era Iraq.
Those are the views of the man on track to become one of the US government's top lawyers: Harold Koh.
President Obama has nominated Koh -- until last week the dean of
Yale Law School -- to be the State Department's legal adviser. In that
job, Koh would forge a wide range of international agreements on issues
from trade to arms control, and help represent our country in such
places as the United Nations and the International Court of Justice.
It's a job where you want a strong defender of America's
sovereignty. But that's not Koh. He's a fan of "transnational legal
process," arguing that the distinctions between US and international
law should vanish.
The primacy of international legal "norms" applies even to treaties
we reject. For example, Koh believes that the UN Convention on the
Rights of the Child -- a problematic document that we haven't ratified
-- should dictate the age at which individual US states can execute
criminals. Got that? On issues ranging from affirmative action to the
interrogation of terrorists, what the rest of the world says, goes.
Including, apparently, the world of radical imams. A New York
lawyer, Steven Stein, says that, in addressing the Yale Club of
Greenwich in 2007, Koh claimed that "in an appropriate case, he didn't see any reason why sharia law would not be applied to govern a case in the United States."
A spokeswoman for Koh said she couldn't confirm the incident,
responding: "I had heard that some guy . . . had asked a question about
sharia law, and that Dean Koh had said something about that while there
are obvious differences among the many different legal systems, they
also share some common legal concepts."
Score one for America's enemies and hostile international bureaucrats, zero for American democracy.
Koh has called America's focus on the War on Terror "obsessive." In
2004, he listed countries that flagrantly disregard international law
-- "most prominently, North Korea, Iraq, and our own country, the United States of America," which he branded "the axis of disobedience.[...]
Even though he's up for a State Department job, Koh is a key test
case in the "judicial wars." If he makes it through (which he will if
he gets even a single GOP vote) the message to the Obama team will be:
You can pick 'em as radical as you like. Full article.
Koh is against capital punishment and in favor of gay marriage, but he thinks that sharia can used in the United States? This idiot doesn't even make any sense.
It turns out that on March 21, 2007, Carol Iannone, on Phi Beta Cons blog,
published a letter from Stein to Dean Koh about his Yale Club remarks.
Stein wrote, in part, "In your discussion of 'global law' I recall at
least one favorable reference to 'Sharia', among other foreign laws
that could, in an appropriate instance (according to you) govern a
controversy in a federal or state court in the US."
Limbaugh goes on to comment: "Whether or not Koh ever responded to
Stein's letter, Stein's representations of Koh's remarks are certainly
consistent with Koh's writings that I reviewed."
Anjem Choudary said he wanted the “flag of Allah” flying over Downing Street, all women wearing burkas and caning for drunkenness.
He is the leader of Ahlus Sunnah wal Jamaah, founded as a successor to the banned fundamentalist sect al-Muhajiroun, which was led by now-exiled preacher Omar Bakri Muhammad.
The self-proclaimed Sharia judge admitted his followers had organised protests against British soldiers in Luton this week, waving placards which called them “murderers” for their conduct in Iraq.
Mr Choudary, a 41-year-old lawyer, said he was proud to be reviled. “It's inevitable that when you offer an alternative morality and way of life many people will hate you for it.”
He said this “alternative morality” would mean “a pure Islamic state with Sharia law in Britain” and added: “Every woman, whether Muslim or non-Muslim, would have to wear a traditional burka and cover everything apart from her face and hands in public.”
“In matters to do with the judicial system and the penal code, one male witness is sufficient to counter the testimony of two females. People who commit adultery would be stoned to death.”
Mr Choudary, a father of three, admitted he lived off benefits despite objecting to the British state. He rejected suggestions of hypocrisy, saying: “I don't think it's of any importance.”
Offensive to Islam - list of things offensive to Islam OF1
- child-rape at Beslan PB1
- institutionalised pedophilia PI5
- Islamic pedophile gangs in Britain PI2,
- Mohammed's child sex slave Aisha PM1, PM4
- - Mufa'khathat (Thighing) MUF1, MUF2,
PM2 (#231 onwards)
- - Muslim Association of Britain PM3
Political Paralysis in the face of Islamic aggression - committment to the 'Religion of Peace' mantra PO1
- criticism of Islam's totalitarian ideology prosecuted as 'racism' PO9
- denial of intrinsically terrorist nature of Islam PO2,
- inability to clearly identify the enemy PO10
- political parties infiltrated and subverted PO3PO4 , PO8, PO6,
- threats of riots PO7,
The etiquette guides, which suggest the hotel’s guests could be arrested for
inappropriate public displays, are left on tables during the weekly brunch
event at the Madinat Jumeirah hotel.
The guests should "employ discretion" in expressing affection
publicly, says the hotel, with "anything more than a peck on the cheek"
likely to result in police involvement.
On the subject of drunkenness, the hotel’s etiquette guide warns: “Drinking is
not a part of Muslim culture and alcohol is not served openly. Drunken
behaviour, especially outside licensed premises in the hotel, is severely
More than one million Britons visited Dubai last year, with twice as many
expatriates now living in the Emirate.
The Madinah Jumeirah is one of Dubai's biggest and most popular beach hotels,
next to the iconic seven-star Burj Al-Arab. More Britons visit than any
other nationality - the hotel has 584 rooms in total, split between the Mina
A'Salam and Al Qasr brands.
A spokeswoman for the hotel told Times Online: "Following the recent
media attention surrounding etiquette in the Emirate, we have received
additional enquiries from our guests. As a result, we have taken the
initiative to produce information cards to inform our guests about local
culture and customs here in Dubai.
“These cards are distributed throughout and advise our guests about driving
around the Emirate, acceptable dress codes, public displays of affection,
drinking and other responsible and respectful behaviour.”
Orwell was wrong. 1984 didn't come to England, the English go there on vacation.