Texas: Imam of sharia court refuses to back bill affirming American law

Zia Sheikh, imam at the Islamic Center of Irving

IRVING — The intense national spotlight on Islam has shifted to Irving, where Mayor Beth Van Duyne has accused mosque leaders of creating separate laws for Muslims and the City Council voted Thursday to endorse a state bill that Muslims say targets their faith.

The dispute has made Van Duyne a hero among a fringe movement that believes Muslims — a tiny fraction of the U.S. population — are plotting to take over American culture and courts.

“It fuels anti-Islamic hysteria,” said Zia Sheikh, imam at the Islamic Center of Irving. “Her whole point was to rile up her supporters. … The problem is we become the whipping boys.”

The mayor stands by her statements, including an interview with former Fox News host Glenn Beck last month, when she said Sheikh and other imams were “bypassing American courts” by offering to mediate disputes among their worshippers according to an Islamic code called Shariah…

  • Alain

    Anyone claiming to be surprised is an idiot.

    • Gary

      I’m not.

      It was the hamas-linked CAIR-Canada that use used Dr.Sheema Khan back in 2005 to try and sneak in Sharia Law to Ontario while milking the sympathy for 9/11/01 that islam had nothing to do with it and that MUSMLIMS were the victims in the post-9/11 era.
      Dolton McGuilty almost bought the lies from Con-job Khan ( she even when on a TVO debate about sharia law where she claimed it gave women more Rights than our Charter does) until the Victims of sharia law came forward to tell the Government why they had to flee Shariah law and be a refugee in Canada FROM that barbaric practise.

      This is the exact tactic by islamists, first you pretend to be the passive peaceful muslim wanting to pay taxes and send your kids to school. Then , while the brain dead liberals are lulled into a sense of safety, you quietly try to sneak in Shariah law for all the muslims in your mosque or neighbourhood .

      When you get caught and are stopped from importing your Laws, then you whine and play the victim along with what i expect will be threats because Muslim have to defend themselves and fight oppression where ever it is.

      These fascists weasels never think of going to an islamic Nation ruled by Sharia law…..NO sir , they want all the Western freedoms and safety to push their Dawah and have their crusades for a Caliphate.

      • cmh

        And don’t think for one minute that Sharia ‘mediation’ is not in use in Canada. It is alive and well in all Muslim communities. The way they are allowed to use it is because they are disguised as ‘voluntary mediation’ strategies. Islamists should not be living here at all.

  • eMan14

    But these are moderate Muslims. Nothing to worry about. Cough cough.

  • adam

    Of course they are trying to substitute Sharia for American law. Man cannot make law. Only Allah can make law, and that law is written in the Koran and further elucidated in the Hadith. You cannot be a Muslim and believe anything else. Why is this so hard for people to understand?

    The only reason we don’t yet have Sharia law is that they lack the numbers sufficient to make it so. Give it time.

    • cmh

      They are not trying to substitute Sharia for common law, they are trying to have them in tandem as it is the only way for them to be able to legitimize it in Western systems.

  • cmh

    Sheikh and his buddies are simply following the tried and true strategy that eventually leads to legalized Sharia courts in a democracy. In the UK this strategy was already found to be a successful way to creep forward the legitimizing of Sharia so it will eventually stand in tandem with common law. The only way to stop Sharia is to remove all Islamists from our lands, as it stands now we are just holding them at bay for awhile longer.

  • pop

    Religions apartheid in the American law.

    • luna

      Come again?

  • luna


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  • luna

    While the tribunal is headquartered in Dallas, blog posts around the country pegged its home as Irving: the purported ground zero in a Muslim takeover of the U.S. legal system.



  • Cat-astrophe

    I believe TPTB want Islam to take care of the un-washed masses.
    No different than Rome created their Religion to do the same in the 4th century.
    Missions were sent abroad to establish their monotheism amongst the far flung regions. There were many examples of savagery during some periods, such as the Inquisition.
    Traditional Religion has lost its ability to control people, and the replacement plan has been revealed to those who understand the Islamic history of human domination through their political, legal, and military wings, can see all the Western “Muslim loving” for what it is. A ready made system that will have the management of the “Slave” population under control leaving TPTB free to do as it pleases, without having to deal with the people.
    These are all indicators to me:
    -The new Pope has no problem with them.
    -Sweden, England, Belgium, France etc., have given them free reign.
    -The media portrays them as they can do no wrong.
    -We openly train and arm rebels, miraculously can operate a wide spread military campaign, better than the countries they are terrorizing. Rag tag terrorists my butt.
    -We go into countries that have successful “Secular” (meaning Muslim country with a leader that does not fit (CIA?) western control criteria) and remove the leader (Saddam, Gadhafi, Assad), leaving a vacuum that can only be filled by a brutal form of Islam, with a rebel leadership core that is made up of their western trainers.