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Sharia Law in Texas?

Addressing the news that a non-profit Muslim organization in Texas is offering to privately settle disputes on a voluntary basis between those who see Sharia law as binding, Judge Andrew Napolitano points out that privatized justice should be welcomed in the United States among those who reject state meddling in private affairs.

Judge Napolitano, an RPI Board Member, points out that there are religious courts for all religions all across the world, Roman Catholic, Orthodox Jew, Presbyterian, Methodist, Muslim. "The people who appear before those courts are looking for the resolution of a dispute that at its core is integral to their religion and they are there voluntarily," he explained. 

Although the Judge sees aspects of Sharia law as "repugnant" and says it could never be enforced in toto by the US government, there are those in, for example, custody disputes who would rather allow a mutually agreed upon religious panel rather than a US judge settle their differences.

Although some of the hosts shrieked at the thought of such panels deciding disputes, Judge Napolitano explained that such private conflict resolution organizations actually relieve the government of the burden of settling such disputes and as such are a net positive in society. 

Watch the Judge on Sharia law in Texas here:

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