By Todd Starnes, FOX News Radio
A Florida appeals court has ruled that Islamic law can be used to decide a civil case between a mosque and its former trustees, leading one legal advocacy group to call it an “extremely dangerous” decision.
The state’s 2nd District Court of Appeal on Friday denied without comment a petition filed by the mosque, known as the Islamic Education Center of Tampa, which is challenging Hillsborough Circuit Judge Richard Nielsen’s ruling in March that he intended to cite “ecclesiastical Islamic law” in the case, the St. Petersburg Times reported. . . .
David French, an attorney for the American Center for Law and Justice, told Fox News the appellate court’s decision is “an extremely dangerous development.”
“American courts should not be in the business of interpreting Islamic law – period,” French said. “We don’t want American courts applying foreign law.” . . .
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