A Muslim woman in New Jersey has received a divorce from her Muslim husband, but Judge Joseph Charles has denied her request for a restraining order. The husband sexually abused her and forced repeated sex. The Judge respected the man's right as a Muslim to behave according to Muslim belief.
Judge Charles was overturned in July 2010 in an Appellate Court ruling that the husbands religious beliefs were irrelevant and the judge "was mistaken" in his assessment. At least some in this country understand that Islam is first and foremost a tyrannical and misogynist government.
The woman's attorney, Jennifer Donnelly, said this Appellate Court ruling may help Oklahoma's law which will be on the ballot in November, banning judges from considering "international law or Shariah Law in their rulings. I'm in Oklahoma and I can hardly wait to mark my ballot for banning both.
When Judge Charles leveled his ruling, this was his wrong thinking:
In considering the woman's plea for a restraining order after the couple divorced, Charles ruled in June 2009 that a preponderance of the evidence showed the defendant had harassed and assaulted her, but "The court believes that [defendant] was operating under his belief that it is, as the husband, his desire to have sex when and whether he wanted to, was something that was consistent with his practices and it was something that was not prohibited."Get this: the husband's imam testified for the man:
"The imam testified regarding Islamic law as it relates to sexual behavior. The imam confirmed that a wife must comply with her husband's sexual demands, because the husband is prohibited from obtaining sexual satisfaction elsewhere.
"However, a husband was forbidden to approach his wife 'like any animal.' ... he acknowledged that New Jersey law considered coerced sex between married people to be rape."Judge Charles is unavailable for comment. "The husband has been indicted on criminal charges and will face trial in the fall." It is unclear whether the criminal charges are related to the divorce.