Think again! If anything cries out for a stepped-up push in every state for ‘American laws for American courts‘ this case does that!
Here Pamela Geller writing at American Thinker today tells us what happened in a Pennsylvania courtroom recently. (Hat tip: Judy, again!)
Back in October, I reported on Ernest Perce, a parade-goer wearing a “Zombie Muhammad” costume while marching in a local Pennsylvania Halloween parade. He was viciously attacked and choked by Talaag Elbayomy, a Muslim (who was enforcing the sharia — he assumed that it was illegal in this country to insult Muhammad). “He grabbed me, choked me from the back, and spun me around to try to get my sign off that was wrapped around my neck,” reported Perce.
Last week, an American judge in Pennsylvania, Judge Mark Martin, ruled on the case and sided with the Muslim, and said that the victim would have been put to death in Muslim societies for his “crime.”
Martin told Perce: “Having had the benefit of having spent over two and a half years in predominantly Muslim countries I think I know a little bit about the faith of Islam. … In many Arabic-speaking countries something like this is definitely against the law there. In their society in fact it can be punishable by death and it frequently is in their society.”
So what? This is America, where we don’t have to obey the Islamic blasphemy laws — at least not yet. But Martin went on to reveal why he was ruling against the victim: “Then what you have done is you have completely trashed their essence, their being. They find it very very very offensive. I’m a Muslim, I find it offensive.” He now denies that he is a Muslim, but that’s what he said.
Ultimately, it is irrelevant if the judge is or isn’t a Muslim. What is germane is his sharia ruling, which is worse if he’s not a Muslim. In Islam, sharia supersedes all man-made laws.
This line (above and below) is the most critical line in the entire article and one which every reader should grasp. There is NO separation of mosque and state in Islam—the law is the Koran and now we see its use creeping into American jurisprudence.
In Islam, sharia supersedes all man-made laws.
Be sure to read Geller’s whole piece (with its many links) in which she interviews Ernest Perce.
Then check out this FOX News clip where you can hear what the judge said to Perce. (Hat tip: Karen)
Visit Blue Ridge Forum, here, for a discussion of ‘American laws for American courts’ in the Virginia legislature. So far apparently no interest in Maryland (not a surprise!).