If anyone is reading the current turbulent state of affairs in the middle east, i.e. particularly the recent live burning of a captured Jordanian pilot in a cage by the radical terrorists, jihadists ISIS, aka: IS, ISIL, with Jordan’s King Abdullah vowing revenge against those who perpetrated the heinous act of murder, you would be highly concerned to learn of the recent announcement of an establishment–an Islamic Tribunal, in the State of Texas, the first of its kind in the United States.
The middle east is besieged with war-torn weary, hungry refugees in Syria, Lebanon, Iran, Iraq, etc. inclusive of mass murders, beheadings, the mass extermination of Christian followers in the middle east under the banner of Islam.
Establishing the Islamic Tribunal is causing a stir among several sites who are reporting on this Tribunal, but main stream media has basically remained silent on the issue.
Religious Fundamental Beliefs:
We Christians follow Jesus Christ as our Lord God and Savior according to all doctrines and principles that has been written in the Christian Holy Bible.
The Islam faith follows the doctrines of the Quran and the Prophet Muhammad. The religious sentiment of Islam is an anti Christian spiritual belief.
Allah and God are not the same. They are extremely different based on the spiritual beliefs or doctrines practiced.
These doctrines are polarized to extreme points of principles and practices.
Islamic Tribunal Mission:
Establishing the Islamic Tribunal, according to their own site is to fulfill:
- “the need for a mediation and non-binding arbitration firm that adheres to Islamic principles in the Muslim community has been a long time in the making.”
- “This institution will serve an important niche in our society because we as Muslims in the United States need to unite on our common belief and creed. United under one tent, have one voice, with no differences, and stop all the infighting. Allah SWT says, “And hold fast, all together, by the rope which Allah (stretches out for you), and be not divided among yourselves.” (3; 103)”
- “With the phenomenal growth of our institutions it is obvious that American Muslims need to work together for a common goal, helping each other for the sake of Allah SWT and show non-Muslim communities that we are here in this country to spread peace and love. It is important to always show support and that we are willing to lend a helping hand to all Muslims and non-Muslims, to let them feel the mercy of Allah SWT. This was the sole purpose of Allah SWT sending the Prophet Muhammad, may Allah’s peace and blessing be upon him. Allah SWT says, “We sent thee not, but as a Mercy for all creatures.” (21; 107) (source: Islamic Tribunal)
“Need to Unite on our Common Belief and Creed”:
Does creating the Islamic Tribunal over ride the beliefs and principles or the Laws of the U.S. Constitution or the State of Texas laws?
I would say “Yes and No” simply because according to all that is written in the Quran–it’s mandated that they, the Muslim community, follow the Prophet Muhammad which contradicts the laws of this country–no matter how peace-loving they claim to be they are not.
I reviewed their site carefully and can only state that they are misrepresenting themselves as “Judges” and “Attorneys”. Clearly, they are not formally familiar with the U.S. jurisprudence system and certainly are not legally licensed as Texas Judges or Attorneys to practice law.
Imam Yusuf Z. Kavakci is the only one of the four who may have some knowledge of legal ability but he was “certified” in Turkey–not the U.S, with a Law degree from the College of Law, Istanbul University. His credentials and loyalty are not to the U.S. or state courts. According to his video, he is following the jurisprudence of Islam “according to Islamic law, Islamic jurisprudence and Sharia principles based on the Quran…” (video: Islamic Court).
“Imam Moujahed Bakhach is an accredited family mediator and qualified arbitrator and received his certifications from the University of North Texas.” A “certification” does not equal a formal law degree to practice in the U.S. or State of Texas.
Imam Zia ul Haque Sheikh: “After working as an imam in the USA since 1995, and seeing the various cases that cross my desk, I see the urgent need for an Islamic Tribunal system that also complies with the American legal system.” Although he holds a PhD from the Graduate Theological Foundation, it doesn’t reflect a license to practice law in Texas.
- Masters in Arabic and Islamic Theology
- Memorizes the complete Qur’an
- Can speak Arabic, Urdu, English, Punjabi, Gujarati fluently
- Has written a complete explanation of Imam Bukhari’s Book of Iman
- He is one of the instructors at Bayyinah Academy in Irving, Texas, where he is one of the main teachers of Arabic morphology.
The information provided doesn’t show his education or law degree from the U.S. or State of Texas making him highly suspect that he is an attorney eligible to practice law in the State of Texas.
Dr. Taher El-badawi: Of the four holding the Islamic Tribunal, this man is more knowledgeable in the laws of the State of Texas, with a Master of International Law however, it doesn’t state he is licensed to practice as an Attorney in the U.S. or Texas.
- Ph.D. in Islamic Studies –SHARIAA- from Graduate Theological Foundation -GTF- Mishawaka, IN. U.S.A. May, 2011
- Master of International law (L.L.M.) from Southern Methodist University –SMU- Dallas, Texas, U.S.A., 2008
- Bachelor of law (L.L.B.) from Alexandria University – Egypt – 1990 the first professional law degree in Egypt (4 years)
This Dr. has full knowledge of Sharia laws which makes me shudder. One needs to study Sharia laws to understand its severity in the “punishment of violators” as set out in the Quran and punishment would include beheadings, decapitation of arms and legs, — it’s ok to rape wives, have multiple wives, rape minors, etc.
According to the Graduate Theological Foundation accreditation: “The Graduate Theological Foundation is an ecumenical and interreligious non-profit educational foundation chartered by the State of Indiana. This charter provides that the GTF may offer programs and grant degrees in areas of ministry.”
I have to question their ethics alleging their ability to “judge” laws in the State of Texas. I don’t believe that an individual with a degree from another state to practice law in the State of Texas is acceptable. Each state has its own jurisprudence laws to administer and I’m not seeing a license to practice law in the State of Texas no matter how impressive they may be.
This means that anyone who goes before this Tribunal–the rules are stacked against them for protection under the laws of the U.S. and the State of Texas because they will only adhere to Islamic doctrines and principles, “according to Islamic law, Islamic jurisprudence and Sharia principles based on the Quran…”
It’s unethical and quite frankly, it’s also against the law in Texas to practice law without a license.
So, are they licensed to have an Islamic Tribunal? Checking the online Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation, not one of the four judges/attorneys/or even the Islamic Tribunal is registered or licensed as required by the laws in the State of Texas.
Much to do about nothing? No, but I’ll say this, it’s really a good step if you start with a lie, soon everyone will repeat it and now “its established” as truth.
There are three sites that I recommend reading:
- OBAMA AT NATIONAL PRAYER BREAKFAST: ’PEOPLE COMMITTED TERRIBLE DEEDS IN THE NAME OF CHRIST’
- Lone Star Mecca: Islamic Association Of North Texas Building A “Vast Community” In the Heart of Texas
- Islamic Tribunal Using Sharia Law In Texas Has Been Confirmed
President Obama is not a Christian he is a Sunni Muslim. He has for many years honored the doctrines of the “Holy Quran”, his words, not mine but has no problems undermining the Christian belief system.
Establishing an Islamic Tribunal is a step in uniting the Muslim community. Should they break U.S. and or Texas laws, they are subject to be charged under U.S. and Texas laws. They are not exempt.
The Hispanic Community has an organization called LULAC with a Charter in other states. Anyone can join it as a community but it’s not a “legal” system and cannot dispense justice. That’s not to say that if disputes arise within LULAC, they do have a Charter to defer to for resolution but cannot dispense legal justice.
One defers to the U.S. and/or Texas laws for oversight if legal rights are violated. Be informed–stay in Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior.