Sharia law working its way into US contracts.

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    Be careful who you do business with. Read those contracts! If you sign a contract and in doing so agree to have any disputes negotiated under Sharia law, that is what will happen. Sharia is comint to the US as we speak in the guise of 'choice of law' clauses in contracts.
     
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    Two people enter into the contract, the government should enforce that contract as long as there's nothing illegal in it. I'm not worried about contractual terms consistent with Sharia law between two private individuals. I'm worried about Jewish law being imposed (mostly by judges) on Americans.
     
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    The problem is when the person entering into the contract is unsuspecting. Most people don't real legalese and there are many contracts that you have to sign or you don't get the product.
     
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    Everyone signs contracts without knowing what's in them. As long as those terms are not illegal, they should be enforced. Your objection, while being weak to start with, is even weaker here. In this case, the contract is between trustees of a Mosque. This eliminates your "unsuspecting" concern. Also, in my mind, the Mosque issue here means the court should be even more cautious about intervening (Separation of Church and State).
     
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    You do understand this concerns only the conditions of the arbitration contract the parties entered into, yes? That both parties agreed to abide by the Sharia process. The execution of the contract will be subject to State law, however, as noted below from a more objective and non-hysterical source concerning the case:

    Which renders ‘Sharia Law in America’ a non-issue.

    Um, okay…yeah...

    So don’t enter into a contract which subjects you to Sharia law…it’s not rocket science.

    Yes, as are the laws of other countries with regard to international contracts, it’s a normal, non-issue aspect of doing business overseas, as has been the case for many years – nothing new here. And again, if one is that concerned about a choice of law clause, don’t enter into the contract.

    Anyone who enters into any contract not reviewed by a lawyer deserves whatever horror befalls him.
     
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    And you think every single American who enters into a contract can afford a lawyer? As to your last statement there are cases in which the SCOTUS held that the contract was unconscionable and the contract did not stand. Do you have a mail order JD or what?

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    It is entirely possible for an unwitting person to become entangled in a contract that includes Sharia law as the choice of law. It is virtually impossible to live in this country without entering into some contract. You can't rent or buy a home or even own a car without a contract. And I've never seen anyone in a real estate office or a car dealership with a lawyer there to read the contract.
     
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