It is likely to happen in the US when?
When has anything even remotely similar to the situation you've described ever happened in the US?
When have we allowed decapitators to walk because of religious grounds?
The above doesn't strike you as a far-fetched and hysterical worry?
I may be wrong.
Looking into this more there is some legitimacy to the demand for legislation:
Source: Fox NewsA New Jersey family court judge's decision not to grant a restraining order to a woman who was sexually abused by her Moroccan husband and forced repeatedly to have sex with him is sounding the alarm for advocates of laws designed to ban Shariah in America.
Judge Joseph Charles, in denying the restraining order to the woman after her divorce, ruled that her ex-husband felt he had behaved according to his Muslim beliefs -- and that he did not have "criminal desire to or intent to sexually assault" his wife.
Obviously some judges need to be explicitly told that religious law is not legitimate in secular court.
"For what is Evil but Good-tortured by its own hunger and thirst?"
- Khalil Gibran
"In this action pursuant to the Prevention of Domestic Violence Act (PDVA), we held that the Free Exercise Clause of the First Amendment does not require a Family Part judge to exempt defendant, a practicing Muslim, from a finding that he committed the predicate acts of sexual assault and criminal sexual contact and thus violated the PDVA.
We also found that the judge was mistaken in failing to enter a final restraining order in the matter."The issue was a poor interpretation of the 1st amendment rather than use of Sharia law as precedent.
I think that the idea that is being railed against here is abhorrent. However, I do not think that the idea that we oppose is the same thing as what is actual in existence.
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I may be wrong.
There's absolutely no reason any duly elected or appointed American judge should be conversant with the intricacies of anything except American law and precedents. Decisions made in France or Zimbabwe or Saudi Arabia are simply not relevant to any case brought before a court in the United States.
Allowing litigants to demand adudication in some other code system immediately opens the requirement that the judges must be conversant in those alien systems or the rights of the litigants are being violated.
It's all nonsense. American law is supreme in the United States, anyone that doesn't like that has to examine the reasons they came here. One special feature about the United States is that no one is tied to the country with a bungee cord, they can always leave if they don't like how things are done here.