American Law? Or Christian Law, Muslim Law, Jewish Law?

The Minnesota Court of Appeals has rejected an argument that would essentially have required a lower court to divide the proceeds of a wrongful-death suit under shariah (Islamic law) rules governing inheritance. The decision was based on technical grounds, leaving open the question of whether a state court would apply shariah in the future.

Nadir Ibrahim Ombabi, a 57-year-old taxi driver, was killed October 29, 2012, in a car accident outside Minneapolis. Ombabi was a native of Sudan, where he was a family doctor, and was working on becoming certified as a medical doctor in the U.S. when he died. He was active in Minnesota’s Sudanese community.

Ombabi left behind a wife, mother, brother, and sisters. He married Nariman Sirag Elsayed Khalil in Sudan, under Islamic law. Reportedly, she was still living in Africa when Ombabi died, and he would “often send back money to help his family.” His brother was living in California and a sister in Canada.

  • infedel

    No sharia ever…if the judges cannot see the totalitarian supremacist nature of sharia now and with 1400 of evidence, then they should be stricken from the bench…not fit to serve Western democracy….no accommodating seditious sharia.

  • dukestreet

    Any judge who tried to implement sharia law in any way should be immediately removed from the bench.

    • Slickfoot The Deplorable

      And summarily hanged from a convenient lamppost.

  • Norman_In_New_York

    Appeals court judges always look for the narrowest grounds to effect their rulings. This issue won’t be resolved until the U.S. Supreme Court is forced to decide.

  • AlanUK

    Seems to me the answer is simples:
    If you are in Saudi Arabia (why?) – Sharia or some version of it
    If you are in the UK then UK law (which has Scottish variations).
    If you are in the USA then American Law based on the Constitution.
    If you don’t like that – go somewhere else!

  • glasnost

    Too stupid to have a will but smart enough to practice medicine.

  • Gary

    Wow , another Muslim Doctor that drives a taxi . The NDP told us that the majority of muslim taxi drivers have Phd’s and are Doctors , scientists and engineers that can’t get work because of racism and islamophobia keep the out of canadian jobs.
    Yet the NDP now worries about Uber because muslims cab drivers don’t have skills to get other jobs to support their families and they will be hurt by Uber.
    You know….when liars listen to liars they both get caught up in their lies one day to the point that nobody believes them any more.
    Just ask Hillary and Obama plus the Liberal media in the USA.