Introducing sharia into ADR (alternative dispute resolution). For those who ask why Florida (or any state) would need a sharia prohibition, here's your answer. The sharia creep is insidious and stealth.
Cornell University defines it this way:
Any method of resolving disputes other than by litigation.
Abbreviated as ADR. Public courts may be asked to review the validity
of ADR methods, but they will rarely overturn ADR decisions and
awards if the disputing parties formed a valid contract to abide by
them. Arbitration and mediation are the two major forms of ADR.
Briefly, Alternative dispute resolution (ADR)
"includes dispute resolution processes and techniques that act as a
means for disagreeing parties to come to an agreement short of
litigation……ADR has gained widespread acceptance among both the
general public and the legal profession in recent years. In fact, some courts now require some parties to resort to ADR of some type,
usually mediation, before permitting the parties' cases to be tried." (Indeed, the European Mediation Directive (2008) expressly contemplates
so-called "compulsory" mediation; this means that attendance is compulsory, not that settlement must be reached through mediation).
The 21st Annual Conference for ADR Professionals: “Expanding Our Horizons" on August 9-10, 2013, at the JW Marriott Grande Lakes in Orlando, Florida is featuring sharia presented by none other than Hazb'allah supporter and Hamas-CAIR's Hasan Shibly.
Why isn't the conference organizers having some like David Yerushalmi, an expert on sharia law, to counter the propaganda?
Contact conference organizer Amy Karimipour, Conference Manager
850-523-4200 and politely voice your concern and opposition to the their giving a platform to do dangerous and hate-filled terrorism supporter. (see below for sunstantiation). And request equal time for a legal expert like Steve Coughlin or David Yerushalmi.
The sharia calls for death to apostates, honor violence and murder, Islamic supremacism over non-Muslims, four male wtinesses in rape cases, sub-class status for women and non-Muslims.
Understanding Sharia & Family Law Mediation (CD/G) (thanks tro Pam S)
Hassan Shibly, Esquire, Executive Director, Council on American Islamic Relations
Florida is home to over 200,000 American Muslims, many of whom wish to
conduct all aspects of their life, divorce and mediation in adherence
with Sharia. What is Sharia? What impact can it have during divorce or
mediation? The presentation aims to familiarize mediators with the
Muslim community and give mediators a better understanding of the
cultural and religious practices which may be relevant in the divorce of
Understanding Sharia and Family Law Mediation
As I wrote previously in the American Thinker: "Shibly has a track record of defending jihad terrorist
groups and acting as an apologist for the worldwide jihad and Islamic
supremacism. Following the 2006 Israel-Lebanon War, Shibly granted
legitimacy to Hezb'alla h by characterizing it as a 'resistance
movement' that provides valued social services to the Lebanese
people. 'They're absolutely not a terrorist organization,' Shibly
said, and 'any war against them is illegitimate' — more on that here."
And Shibly is the local rep for Hamas-tied CAIR, an unindicted
co-conspirator in the largest terror funding trial in our nation's
history, the Holy Land Foundation trial. Holy Land, an Islamic
"charity," was funneling charitable donations to Hamas.
DTN has this:
In June 2011, CAIR appointed Hassan Shibly as the new chief of its Tampa, Florida chapter. Following the 2006 Israel-Lebanon War, Shibly had characterized
Hezbollah as a "resistance movement" and a provider of valued social
services to the Lebanese people. "They're absolutely not a terrorist
organization," Shibly said, and "any war against them is illegitimate."
Shibly has also
depicted America as an imperialistic nation consumed by its insatiable
lust for oil; questioned the veracity of the U.S. 9/11 narrative which
traced the terror attacks to al Qaeda; suggested that Sharia law should
be implemented in countries with Muslim-majority populations; and
defended the late Imam Luqman Abdullah, an advocate of violent jihad who
urged his followers never to surrender peacefully to authorities. (True
to his own counsel, Abdullah was killed in a gunfight with FBI agents
who had come to arrest him; subsequent to that, both Shibly and CAIR spoke in support of him.)
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