No Mosques At Ground Zero


René Stadtkewitz at AFDI/SIOA 911 Freedom Rally (2011)
September 13, 2011, 2:47 am
Filed under: Uncategorized

René Stadtkewitz is a member of the Berlin Parliament which is the second highest after the National parliament. He is also founder and chairman of Die Freiheit, the Freedom — Civil Rights Party for More Freedom and Democracy, which is the only party in Germany dedicated to resisting jihad activity in all its forms.

On 9-11-11, the then anniversary of the attacks against America by Muslim terrorists, AFDI and its Stop Islamization of America (SIOA) program  encouraged all Americans to stand against the Islamic supremacist mega-mosque at Ground Zero and the anti-Semitic Durban III conference that will be held in New York City at the same time. It is time to stand for American values on the tenth anniversary of the worst attack ever on American soil.

Next: Ezra Levant….



9-11 AFDI-SIOA Freedom/Memorial Rally 2011
September 12, 2011, 6:22 am
Filed under: Islam and mosques

These are just a few crowd shots of the rally (to get things started)…

UPDATE: Videos will be going in as individual blog-posts…as they are done.

Vodpod videos no longer available.

Have lots more pictures and of course the VIDEO of the rally to post.

First Video here  of René Stadtkewitz (German Parliament)

 



9-11 Flight Victims Memorial Cars In Times Square
September 11, 2011, 4:40 am
Filed under: Uncategorized

Saw these cars on W. 46 st  today. Quite an impressive memorial by a group, “Fueled By The Fallen”

Vodpod videos no longer available.

So much more will follow after the SIOA-AFDI 9-11 Freedom/Memorial Rally



AFDI/SIOA 9/11 Freedom Rally -This Sunday !
September 9, 2011, 4:56 pm
Filed under: Islam and mosques, mayor bloomberg sells out, mosque at ground zero

AFDI/SIOA 9/11 Freedom Rally Welcomes Clergy, First Responders, 9/11 Family Members Banned From Official Ceremonies

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AFDI/SIOA 9/11 Freedom Rally Welcomes Clergy, First Responders, 9/11 Family Members Banned From Official Ceremonies Reuters:

NEW YORK, Sept. 6, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The human rights organization American Freedom Defense Initiative (AFDI) will be hosting its second annual 9/11 Freedom Rally on September 11 at 3pm at Park Place and West Broadway.While clergy, 9/11 first responders, and 9/11 family members are barred and/or not invited to the official ceremonies, all are welcome at the 9/11 Freedom Rally. And while White House guidelines forbid official 9/11 ceremonies from mentioning who attacked the U.S. on that day or why, the 9/11 Freedom Rally features more honest speakers.

Free citizens are coming from all over the U.S. to attend the rally. “Honor our war dead and stand for freedom and against the deception and lies being used to subdue us,” said AFDI Executive Director Pamela Geller. “We must show the jihadists we are unbowed in the defense of freedom.”

The confirmed list of speakers includes 9/11 family members, including Rosaleen Tallon, sister of hero firefighter and reservist in the United States Marine Corps, Sean Tallon, who was killed in the 9/11 attacks; Nelly Braginskaya, who lost her son Alex; Sally Regenhard, mother of hero firefighter Christian Regenhard, killed in the 9/11 attacks (Regenhard is an American activist who has become one of the leading voices for the families of the victims of September 11); Maureen and Al Santora, Maureen Santora, who lost their hero fightfighter son 9/11 and Alan DeVona, 911 first responder.

Also speaking will be U. S. Ambassador to the United Nations John Bolton (via video); German MP Rene Stadtkewitz, leader of Germany’s Freedom Party; Dr. Arieh Eldad, former candidate for Prime Minister of Israel, Member of the Knesset; Ezra Levant, TV anchor, newspaper columnist, author, founding publisher of the Western Standard magazine, the only Canadian media outlet to publish the Danish cartoons of Muhammad (livestreaming on SUN TV), George Demos, NY Congressional candidate, Anders Gravers of Stop Islamisation of Europe (SIOE); Sudanese ex-slave and freedom fighter Simon Deng; war hero and North Carolina Congressional candidate Ilario Pantano; popular radio host Joyce Kaufman; Helen Freedman, Americans for a Safe Israel; Darla Dawald, National Director of the Patriot Action Network; James Lafferty of the Virginia Anti-Sharia Taskforce (VAST); Coptic Christian activist Joseph Nassralla; Iraqi ex-Muslim Michael Paul; and others.

Members of the clergy (banned from the official ceremonies) will be there for the invocation. And first responders, who were not invited to the official ceremonies, will speak and are welcome at 9/11 Freedom Rally.

Clergy include William J. Murray, Chairman, Religious Freedom Coalition; Rabbi Allen Schwartz, chief rabbi of Congregation Ohab Zedek, NYC; Dr. MG Prasad, director in the board of directors of Hindu University of America, Orlando, Florida, and his associates, Mr. Nanda Gorur and Mr. Vivek Vasanth; Bhupinder Singh Bhurji, Chairman and CEO of Namdhari Sikh Foundation and a Sikh Priest.

Pamela Hall will be singing the Star Spangled banner and Shelli Manuel will be play the the harp.

Hosting the rally are Pamela Geller, publisher of the acclaimed AtlasShrugs.com blog, executive director of AFDI and SIOA, and author of Stop the Islamization of America: A Practical Guide to the Resistance (WND Books); and AFDI/SIOA associate director Robert Spencer, the bestselling author and director of Jihad Watch.

Stop the Islamization of America is a groundbreaking new book offering the fruit of a veteran national activist’s years of experience fighting back against Islamic supremacist efforts to erode our freedoms. In it, Geller offers the fruit of her experience as the national leader of the fight against the Ground Zero mega-mosque and of numerous other initiatives to defend freedom against the encroachment of Islamic law. She offers practical, tested, effective guidance on how freedom lovers can stop jihadist initiatives in local communities.

The evening of September 11, Geller and Spencer will host a special screening (no charge) of the groundbreaking film, The Ground Zero Mosque: The Second Wave of the 911 Attacks (more here), at The Actor’s Temple Theater on 47th between 8th and 9th Avenues at 8:30 pm. RSVP to GroundZeroMosque@aol.com

AFDI/SIOA is one of America’s foremost organizations defending human rights, religious liberty, and the freedom of speech against Islamic supremacist intimidation and attempts to bring elements of Sharia to the United States.

Join the SIOA Facebook group here.



NY Law School Symposium “Sharia in America” Kristen Stilt (Audio Day 2)
September 8, 2011, 6:05 am
Filed under: Islam and mosques
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Part 7 of 10 – Aug 26, 2011 (Day 2) of an 8 hour Symposium at NY Law School Law Review On “Sharia in America:Principle and Prospects”. The purpose was to examine the place of Islamic Law in The United States.
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For this speaker, Professor Sadiq Reza gave a more sedate introduction.
Notes from Professor Reza’s intro of Professor Kristen Stilt (Northwestern University School of Law her specialization is Constitutional Law)
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Reza says,“In Professor Stilt’s field of law she has written about the aspirations of Iraqi people to be governed in some respect by Sharia Law. Turkey not the model. neither Muslim nor Democracy. Not Iran. Suggests Egypt as her model (middle of the road) . But, today she’ll be addressing wave of anti-Sharia legislation.”

Our speaker,  Professor Kristen  Stilt :

Notes from Professor Stilt’s 30 minute presentation (this was a very detailed presentation)
  •  Sharia is term used. Not Islamic Law. Singled out in this way. To prevent judges from applying foreign or International Law.
  • anti-Sharia legislation in 25 States (reads list). Some of the States mentioned are Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, Indiana, Iowa, Maine, Michigan, Mississippi, Nebraska, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Wyoming. What are they really trying to accomplish. Many dimensions.
  • Law of Nations. International Law. General Assent of Civilized Nations. Ban of Sharia Law and the SOS amendment on Oklahoma (No 2010) says not look to precepts of other nations. Precepts. Cultures.”What does that mean? We don’t know.” But anti legislation was adopted by 70% of the voters. Population-wise Oklahoma was not a ‘Muslim’ state. Only 1% Muslim. Oklahoma only State effort that went to court.
  • Some key actors behind the movement: David Yerushlami is apparently the man behind this anti-Sharia movement. A one-man powerhouse getting this legislation passed. As he refers to the Center For American Progress report as proof. Belittles the whole movement. Dov Hikind. Brigitte Gabriel (ACT)
  • Their campaign focused on NJ case. Husband says his religion does not allow the possibility he would ‘rape’ his wife. Mistake to force courts to be entangled in Sharia decisions. Judge in NJ was wrong on the law.
  • Appeals court  in NJ said religious beliefs do nor trump American Law
  • Stilt says they threw in everything that looked bad about Islam. CAIR, Iran (claiming American Muslims want America to be Iran). The  GZ mosque. And the initiative passed in Oklahoma
  • Law vs Religion. Sharia is personal. Private. What is Sharia? A Foreign Law? A Religion? Lacks legal character. A Religious Faith Tradition.
  • 2011. Efforts to criminalize Sharia Organization. “This is ridiculous”, she says,”Nonsense.Who propagates this?”
  • Center For Security Policy and David Yerushlami of S.A.N.E. Frank Gaffney was link to Washington policy world. Tried to get Washington to listen to Yerushalmi. They didn’t ‘buy’ it so  Yerushalmi is quoted as saying they had to take it directly to the States.
  • Sent people to 82% of mosques. Concluded all promoted violence. David Yerushalmi hooked up with Tea Party. With ACT and claims there is a Stealth Jihad in America. These organizations talk of Domestic Terrorism.
  • She shows us his “Sharia The Threat to America” and what Sharia means to him (Yerushalmi) He says Islam is one thing. Sharia another. That we need to empower non-Sharia compliant Muslims. Religion is okay. Sharia is bad. BUT, Stilt says you can’t take those two things apart.
  • David Yerushalmi’s family study.  Sharia different from other religious law: Jewish/Catholic Law.
  • She claims Yerushalmi’s material perverts what is Islamic law. NJ is the only case they can point to that was bad-law.  This case was wrong and that’s what appeals are for. (Later in Q and A, Sadiq makes the point judge erred because he was distracted by religious law)
  • In conclusion, Stilt asks, “What’s behind this? Talk about threat of domestic terrorism that is unrelated to this legislation. The threat of Stealth Jihad.” Her sighs of exasperation continue as she mentions, “An agenda was set. Evidence was looked for.”
  • Stealth Jihad NOT the Problem. Problem is created. She claims, ” They CREATED the idea of a ‘Stealth Jihad”. Real problem is something bigger.  Islamophobia. They don’t like diversity. Don’t like people who look different. Don’t like different ideas threatening our society.The problem is not Sharia Law in American courts. Just a side-show harnessed and made to look like a problem.” (approx 28:00)
NOW the Q and A (which also about 30 minutes. A few questions were long as were the responses) Questions and topics addressed :
  • How to do business with Foreign/International Law
  • Honor Killings, are they Sharia based or just a Social Problem? Stilt said since our laws don’t allow murder, how could this be interpreted as being okay?
  • Why fire an Imam from a mosque for applying Sharia law? We don’t tell the Catholic Church what to do. We’d have to change the 1st Amendment.
  • Muslim Community needs to step up. Honor killings are not Sharia. Domestic violence is in every community. Not just Muslim. Mentions that honor killings happen in Brazil . Brides in India. No one talks about that.
  • Question asked about sexual orientation. Homosexuals being killed under Sharia.
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AUDIO of Professor Stilt’s presentation and the Q and A: (FYI-because the audience microphone was used improperly, there were times I had to reposition the hyper-sensitive audio recorder to catch the questions and causing  occasional noise but it doesn’t last)
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The Sharia symposium continues with two more speakers. Professor Umar Moghul (Islamic Finance)and Professor Sadiq Reza (Criminal Law)then concludes with a Plenary Discussion.
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However, these posts won’t be going on-line until next week; after the SIOA/AFDI 9-11 Memorial Rally.
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AND please follow link below to a fabulous article on the symposium written by Alyssa Lappen “Sharia Lobby Shifts into Fifth Gear” 


NY Law School Symposium “Sharia in America” Asifa Quraishi (audio Day 2)
September 6, 2011, 6:44 pm
Filed under: Islam and mosques

Part 6 of 10 – Aug 26, 2011 (Day 2)

This  was an 8 hour Symposium at NY Law School Law Review On “Sharia in America:Principle and Prospects”. The purpose was to examine the place of Islamic Law in The United States.

The introduction for Professor Asifa Quraishi was by Professor Sadiq Reza.

At approx (00:29) in Reza’s intro of Professor Quraishi, Sadiq leads with his usual playfulness as he mocks David Yerushalmi while reading a long list of Quraishi’s accomplishments vs Yerushalmi’s perceived assault on Sharia.

Speaker is Professor Asifa Quraish (University of Wisconsin Law School). Her topic is “Family Law”.

Asifa is very personable. Seems to be very American and with her lovely hajib, looked more Israeli than Muslim. Her husband appears to be non-Muslim.

She speaks for approximately 30 minutes.

Some written Notes from her speech:

  • Professor Quraishi mentions the term ‘barbaric’ sharia.
  • Is it one law that Muslims live by?
  • Do Muslims organize their lives by Sharia?
  • Can we tolerate it? Yes.

Quraishi discusses the legal organization of lives and points out that

  • A woman’s property is her own
  • sharia builds in the marriage contract a woman’s financial independence
  • Marriage contract up front is about money
  1. Family Law is mostly about divorce.
  2. Experts on Islamic Law speak to our courts.
  3. American courts are trying to understand Sharia.
  4. Mentions mahar in Marriage Contract.
  • In U.S. history, when a man divorced the woman, she was left with nothing
  • Figh is same as Community Property. Muslim women feel empowered. U.S. Law can intrude on expectations
  •  Need experts in U.S. Law and Sharia Law. Muslim Tribunals but, FEAR is so great, can’t talk about this.
  • There is no one unilateral Sharia Code. Can they choose? Yes, within limits.
  • This isn’t about Sharia, it’s about American Religious Diversity. Respect. We can disagree without Sharia bans.
  • American Strength is diversity. And a Muslim family living by Sharia is that diversity.

The Q and A was after lunch break (and prayers). As Professor Sadiq Reza recommended prayer rooms at the school, he also (playfully) suggested that those who desire group prayer might walk over to the infamous Park51 (which he also referred to as the WTC Mosque)

The Q and A lasted more like about 30 minutes (instead of the planned 15 minutes) since the audience was allowed to ask very long questions.

Some written notes from Q and A:

  • A child custody question and a discussion on cultural differences and nervous responses. Quraishi understands the fear is based on what we hear
  • Quraishi says she can’t change you fear. But, it would be helpful to talk to Muslims to address those fears
  • If a woman agrees to Muslim Marriage Contract, why should we interfere?
  • Mentions respect for other countries. (respecting their right to stone?) Islamic Law is different from country to country…
  • A black woman asks about customs and traditions
  • A young man mentions the uncertainty regarding Sharia. The fear of infiltration through Sharia Law
  • Islamic Law originally resolved around scholars
  • A woman from Hyde park spoke for awhile. Seemed to want more from Quraishi regarding the mistreatment of women under Sharia.
  • Another woman asked about fatwas and American Law. “…other foreign laws always had comity here within limits”
  • French Law contracts get adjudicated here
  • The Muslim Americans who want Islamic Law. Let them.  This will only go so far in an American Court. Cannot go against American Constitution.
  • Someone mentions that Pelosi wants to abrogate U.S. Law
  • Diversity of figh interests her, not centralized command
  • Quraishi stresses that Muslims are empowered by marriage contracts. These are not pre-nups. Muslim contract is about the marriage; finances. This should not be awkward.
  • Works within the Muslim Community to inform women how to do contracts

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 Complete AUDIO of speech and Q and A

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The symposium  continues next (Part 7) with Professor Kristen Stilt on Constitutional Law where the topic of David Yerushalmi was even more popular. AND please, follow link below to a fabulous article on the symposium written by Alyssa Lappen “Sharia Lobby Shifts into Fifth Gear” 

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NY Law School Symposium “Sharia in America” Mohammad Fadel (Day 2)
September 5, 2011, 7:41 pm
Filed under: Islam and mosques

Mohammad Fadel was a last minute replacement for Sherman A. Jackson of the University Michigan School of Law. Jackson’s area of specialization is Islamic Law and Theology.

Professor Fadel specializes in “Islamic Constitutional & “Interaction” Theory”. He flew in from Canada for the symposium on short notice.

The current news-of-the-day that had the symposium all a twitter was the release of a web site , “FEAR INC” .

This was Professor Fadel’s first of only a few slides and he stressed how important this new site is in fighting Islamophobia.

Professor Fadel spoke for about 40 minutes, followed by about 20 minutes of Q and A.

Professor Sadiq Reza was feeling particularly playful when introducing Professor Fadel. (Apparently they’re good friends.

Reza then moved on to the more serious topic of Sharia. While reviewing my written notes, I was reminded of how often I felt Fadel  jump back and forth; flirting with “contradictions of theory” (which will be more apparent in the audio)

1. Islamic Law is compelling; positive

2. Is Islamic Law non-coercive

3. Certain acts are obligatory . Some incur no sin. Some incur no blame

4. Doesn’t direct how to behave.

5. Moral reasoning deals with sin.

6. Jurisdictional rules do not bind those who do not recognize it.

7. Jurists in Islamic States are bound by these rules (Figq)

8. Doesn’t like the labels; religious/secular when referring to Sharia Law

9. Positive vs man-made law 

More statements by Professor Fadel, ” Muslims have been a minority since Islam came on this earth. Started with a Minority of One: Mohammed”

Muslims suffered persecution so they went to Medina. Wrote a Charter. Became a State

Our Law-Not God’s Law. ( found this a bit confusing) Avoid entangling God in undertakings.

But this was quite clear.  Cannot sign Treaties that humiliate a Muslim 

Democracy is not about a Communal Tomorrow (like Islam is)

The Reformist Movement and Fear. It’s complicated. Muslims are Trans-National (The Umma). Go beyond borders. Tensions as to Foreign Policy. Muslims in America no longer feel free to dissent.

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 AUDIO Of Mohammad Fadel’s speech (with a few slides) is approx 40 minutes

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Second AUDIO is the Q and A (20 minutes) and a few brief written notes

1. Mentioning advocating of Sharia in U.K. Fadel feels they are marginal

 2. A young woman asked about the anti- Sharia movement and fear of Islam. She wonders where are they getting this?

3. Young man thanks Fadel for mentioning Fear Inc today. Asks how to counter this fear. To explain to friends and family this disinformation about Sharia Law

4. Fadel says you can say I don’t know how Muslims have reconciled their faith and our Constitution, but seems they’ve done a good job of it.

5. To a woman who asked about Jewish Law. He gave an example. No one , Muslim or Jew,  would allow a State Law to say they must murder.

6. A big LEFTY in the audience, instead of asking a question, did his own little ‘commercial’ for his group, Jews Against Islamaphobia. Used that moment to make reference to David Yerushalmi and Park 51.

7. An Asian woman asked, “Can Muslims (as a minority) speak up forcefully against Foreign Policy Issues.”

8. Fadel mentioned the utter silence of the Civil Rights (Humanitarian Rights) groups on the Left. The Constitution shouldn’t stop at the Nation’s boundaries. Complicated when the U.S. is waging war over seas. Killing over-seas with impunity.

(The Audio of Q and A)

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Slideshow of the few slides:

Vodpod videos no longer available.

The symposium continues in Part 6 with Family Law Professor, Professor Asifa Quraishi  AND please, follow link below to a fabulous article on the symposium written by Alyssa Lappen “Sharia Lobby Shifts into Fifth Gear” 

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NY Law School Symposium “Sharia in America” – Michael Broyde (Day 2)
September 4, 2011, 4:59 pm
Filed under: Islam and mosques

Part 3 of 10 – Aug 26, 2011 (Day 2)

Thoughts from Professor Sadiq Reza at the end of Professor Broyde’s Q and A (beginning at 50:00 in the audio )

I guess, just like the Muslims appropriated much of the Jewish Bible, the Old Testament…or (uh) rather GOD appropriated it for Islam, it looks like Muslims are going to follow the lead of Jews in the U.S. thanks to the template (uh) set out by Professor Broyde.

Secondly, due to that template that he (Broyde)set out, it seems to me that the fears of many people about the incursion of Sharia are not properly directed at the Muslims who have little interest or idea how to go about it. But rather at Professor Broyde who seems to know exactly how to (unclear word) and is telling Muslims how to….

This was an 8 hour Symposium at NY Law School Law Review on “Sharia in America:Principle and Prospects“. The purpose was to examine the place of Islamic Law in The United States.

After introduction by Professor Sadiq Reza, we heard from Professor Michael Broyde (Emory University School of Law) on Jewish Law. He spoke for 25 minutes and  then took questions from audience.

Some snippets from my written notes:

1. U. S. justice did not discriminate against Jews

2. 1930’s- uneducated in American Law- weren’t able to tailor Jewish Law to U.S. Law

3. 1962-Tried to re-craft Jewish Law again ( also not successful)

4. Family Law not Commercial Law. was successful in small endeavors

5. 1995-Broyde served as 1st Director of Rabbinical Council of America for 15 years

6. The overlap of Jewish and American Law. He suggests to the Sharia Law proponents, “Make the same mistakes we did.”   

7. Today Jewish Law Network thrives across U.S.; in and out of Secular Courts

8. Child Custody and Divorce. Commercial Disputes. Significant binding arbitration

9. Since secular courts do appeal, need to do likewise. Established an appellate process (the option to appeal)

10. panels need to be lawyers.

Re Sharia:

1. To succeed with Islamic Law need dual-trained people (dual experts) Trained in Islamic and American Law so judge trusts arbitrator

2. Jewish Law is not coercive. For Secular U. S. Courts to respect Islamic Law decisions

    A. Produce scholars in 2 worlds of law

    B. Rules of Procedure for litigants

    C.Recognize Islamic Law is not the sole governance in dispute

Re Islamic Courts and Jewish Law

1. Jewish  Law is cheap and accurate (and fast). Islamic Court might do likewise.

2.  Neutral Laws of procedure. He says Jewish law has had no problems in arbitration. Reversals are infrequent. To err is human so appellate process is very important to  correct any problems

AUDIO of Professor Broyde’s speech and the Audience Q and A continues til 50:00 followed by Professor Sadiq Reza’s closing remarks.



A recap of the quote posted at top of this article: Prof Reza in his closing remarks (beginning at 50:00)

I guess, just like the Muslims appropriated much of the Jewish Bible, the Old Testament…or (uh) rather GOD appropriated it for Islam, it looks like Muslims are going to follow the lead of Jews in the U.S. thanks to the template (uh) set out by Professor Broyde.

Secondly, due to that template that he set out, it seems to me that the fears of many people about the incursion of Sharia are not properly directed at the Muslims who have little interest or idea how to go about it. But rather at Professor Broyde who seems to know exactly how to (unclear word) and is telling Muslims how to….

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Parts 4 & 5  continue with Professor Mohammad Fadel 

AND please follow link below to a fabulous article on the symposium written by Alyssa Lappen “Sharia Lobby Shifts into Fifth Gear” 

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NY Law School Symposium -“Sharia in America” – Frank Vogel (Part 2)
September 3, 2011, 10:12 pm
Filed under: Islam and mosques

Day 2 – Aug 26, 2011- 8:30 AM to 6:30 PM – Part 2 of 10 

After introduction by Professor Sadiq Reza

Professor Frank Vogel spoke again (briefly) on History of Islam/Sharia (with slides)

This was an 8 hour Symposium hosted by NY Law School Law  School Review on “Sharia in America:Principle and Prospects”  to examine the place of Islamic Law in The United States.

As we approach the 10th Anniversary of 9-11, this symposium seemed more like a two-day commercial for Islam. Take Heed.

Snippets from Professor Vogel’s  presentation:

1. Vogel set up Harvard Sharia Law School program 20 years ago

2. Colonialism – WW 1 – was destructive to this Stable System (Sharia Law)

3. Demands of interpretation caused scholars to become Heads-of-State

4. spoke a lot about fiqh and itijihad

5. After 13th c four schools of law closed door on itijhad

6. Left only radical States still practicing itijihad

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Professor Vogel  spoke for 19 minutes. Then he took two questions. This is AUDIO (with slides that accompanied his presentation)

Flickr slide show of the slides in Audio (in Flickr you are able to enlarge pictures for better reading)

Vodpod videos no longer available.

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Symposium continues (Part 3) with Professor Michael  Broyde (Emory University School of Law) on Jewish Law AND please follow link below to a fabulous article on the symposium written by Alyssa Lappen “Sharia Lobby Shifts into Fifth Gear” 

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NY Law School Symposium -“Sharia in America” – Day 2 -Sadiq Reza
September 3, 2011, 9:35 pm
Filed under: Islam and mosques

Day 2 – Aug 26, 2011- 8:30 AM to 6:30 PM.

Beginning here with Part 1 of 10 as this was an 8 hour Symposium hosted by  NY Law School Law  School Review on “Sharia in America:Principle and Prospects” to examine the place of Islamic Law in The United States.

As we approach the 10th Anniversary of 9-11, this symposium was primarily a two-day commercial for Islam. Take Heed.

A few minutes late, I picked up the opening remarks of Professor Sadiq Reza, of New York Law School.

From Day 2 . Professor Sadiq Reza’s opening remarks

1. Sharia is God’s Law. A Religious Government Law for a majority of Muslims overseas.

2. Vogel has trolled the Internet looking for the alleged Calls-for-Sharia in U.S.

    Claims he can’t find anyone doing this.

3. Sharia is no different from other Religious Law (even Sectarian jurisprudence)

4. Exaggerated fears of it coming to U.S. Ludicrous to be concerned. 

5. His purpose is not to apologize nor advocate. Just “telling it like it is”

A slide show of Glossary Sadiq Reza mentions (and graphs) In Flickr you’re able to enlarge the pictures to any size for better reading

Vodpod videos no longer available.

AUDIO  (9 minute video) Part 1- Day 2- Professor Sadiq Reza. Found it interesting how Sharia & Islam was ‘packaged’

NEXT: Part 2 (Day 2) Professor Frank Vogel of Harvard Law School spoke again (briefly) on the History of Islam/Sharia (with slides) Spoke about 19 minutes. Then took two questions before the symposium continued (Part 3)with Professor Michael Broyde (Emory University School of Law) on Jewish Law.

AND please follow link below to a fabulous article on the symposium written by Alyssa Lappen “Sharia Lobby Shifts into Fifth Gear” 

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