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Muslims Demand Judge Allow Sharia Law In Court - Judge's Response Is Priceless

A Minnesota Court of Appeals has decided that a Muslim man cannot expect an American court to hold up Sharia laws. The man has been trying to use Islamic laws to get money from his dead brother's estate.

Minnesota resident and taxi driver, Nadir Ibrahim Ombabi, was killed in an accident. His wife, Nariman Sirag Elsayed Khalil, settled a wrongful death case for $183,000. The widow was granted the full amount by the court.

Ombabi's family wasn't happy about that. His brother, Hosameldin Ibrahim Imbabi, argued that the court should go by Sharia law since the couple was Muslim and married in Sudan. Imbabi said that according to Sharia law, the widow should only get 25% of the settlement. Ombabi's mother, he claims, is entitled to 16.7% under the Muslim law, and the remainder should be split up among Ombabi's siblings. Males in the family would receive 'twice the share of the female' sibling.

"The principles of the private international law should have been applied from the beginning since the law of all parties (the decedent, his widow and decedent[‘s] next of kin) is the Islamic Law and they are all Muslims and follow the specifics of the religion," said Imbabi.

Imbabi's appeal was shot down. According to Minnesota law, recovery "shall be for the exclusive benefit of the surviving spouse and next of kin, proportionate to the pecuniary loss severally suffered by the death."

Since Ombabi's family didn't even live in the U.S., courts initially ruled that the family did not experience a pecuniary loss in this case.

Source: Washington Post
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