A Muslim man was shocked to have his request for a judge to acknowledge Sharia law denied in court.
Nadir Ibrahim Ombabi, a Minnesota taxi driver, was killed in a car accident. Following his passing, legal proceedings began to determine a settlement for his spouse or surviving family.
A wrongful death suit was filed, in which Ombabi's estate was rewarded $183,000 to go to his wife.
Ombabi's brother, Hasameldin Ibrahim Imbabi, subsequently disputed the ruling on the grounds that the money should be distributed to his family in accordance with Sharia law. One of the specifics of that argument was that the men should receive “twice the share of the female.”
“[The brother] further asserts that “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.” … [The brother’s] main assertion of error appears to be that the district court should have applied Sudanese Islamic law instead of Minnesota law when distributing the wrongful-death settlement proceeds…. [He] also asserts that the district court erred by refusing to honor a legal declaration issued by the Sudanese Family Court in Khartoum regarding distribution of the wrongful-death settlement proceeds under Sudanese Islamic law,” court documents stated, the Washington Post reported.
The judge, however, denied the man's argument due to lack of legal representation and specious arguments.
Many reader applauded the judge's decision to reject Sharia law.
“Muslim man has no grounds to stand on with that, Sharia Law has NO place in this country … these people need to get it through their thick skull that the US Constitution which is law of our land and Sharia Law does not and cannot co-exist in our land!” one Newsiosity reader commented on the site's Facebook page.
“Welcome to America. If you want to immigrate here and live here then follow our laws and rules. “When in Rome Do as the Romans Do ” You are in our country .. respect the laws here or go back to your original country. This an example of what is totally wrong with this country now Everyone who comes here wants America to accommodate them and expect us to change . Not happening,” another added.