Introducing sharia into ADR (alternative dispute resolution). For those who ask why Florida (or any state) would need a sharia prohibition, here's your answer. The sharia creep is insidious and stealth.
Cornell University defines it this way:
Any method of resolving disputes other than by litigation. Abbreviated as ADR. Public courts may be asked to review the validity of ADR methods, but they will rarely overturn ADR decisions and awards if the disputing parties formed a valid contract to abide by them. Arbitration and mediation are the two major forms of ADR.
Briefly, Alternative dispute resolution (ADR) "includes dispute resolution processes and techniques that act as a means for disagreeing parties to come to an agreement short of litigation......ADR has gained widespread acceptance among both the general public and the legal profession in recent years. In fact, some courts now require some parties to resort to ADR of some type, usually mediation, before permitting the parties' cases to be tried." (Indeed, the European Mediation Directive (2008) expressly contemplates so-called "compulsory" mediation; this means that attendance is compulsory, not that settlement must be reached through mediation).
The 21st Annual Conference for ADR Professionals: “Expanding Our Horizons" on August 9-10, 2013, at the JW Marriott Grande Lakes in Orlando, Florida is featuring sharia presented by none other than Hazb'allah supporter and Hamas-CAIR's Hasan Shibly.
Why isn't the conference organizers having some like David Yerushalmi, an expert on sharia law, to counter the propaganda?
Contact conference organizer Amy Karimipour, Conference Manager firstname.lastname@example.org 850-523-4200 and politely voice your concern and opposition to the their giving a platform to do dangerous and hate-filled terrorism supporter. (see below for sunstantiation). And request equal time for a legal expert like Steve Coughlin or David Yerushalmi.
The sharia calls for death to apostates, honor violence and murder, Islamic supremacism over non-Muslims, four male wtinesses in rape cases, sub-class status for women and non-Muslims.
Understanding Sharia & Family Law Mediation (CD/G) (thanks tro Pam S)
Hassan Shibly, Esquire, Executive Director, Council on American Islamic Relations
Florida is home to over 200,000 American Muslims, many of whom wish to conduct all aspects of their life, divorce and mediation in adherence with Sharia. What is Sharia? What impact can it have during divorce or mediation? The presentation aims to familiarize mediators with the Muslim community and give mediators a better understanding of the cultural and religious practices which may be relevant in the divorce of Muslim families
Understanding Sharia and Family Law Mediation
As I wrote previously in the American Thinker: "Shibly has a track record of defending jihad terrorist groups and acting as an apologist for the worldwide jihad and Islamic supremacism. Following the 2006 Israel-Lebanon War, Shibly granted legitimacy to Hezb'alla h by characterizing it as a 'resistance movement' that provides valued social services to the Lebanese people. 'They're absolutely not a terrorist organization,' Shibly said, and 'any war against them is illegitimate' -- more on that here." And Shibly is the local rep for Hamas-tied CAIR, an unindicted co-conspirator in the largest terror funding trial in our nation's history, the Holy Land Foundation trial. Holy Land, an Islamic "charity," was funneling charitable donations to Hamas.
DTN has this:
In June 2011, CAIR appointed Hassan Shibly as the new chief of its Tampa, Florida chapter. Following the 2006 Israel-Lebanon War, Shibly had characterized Hezbollah as a "resistance movement" and a provider of valued social services to the Lebanese people. "They're absolutely not a terrorist organization," Shibly said, and "any war against them is illegitimate." Shibly has also depicted America as an imperialistic nation consumed by its insatiable lust for oil; questioned the veracity of the U.S. 9/11 narrative which traced the terror attacks to al Qaeda; suggested that Sharia law should be implemented in countries with Muslim-majority populations; and defended the late Imam Luqman Abdullah, an advocate of violent jihad who urged his followers never to surrender peacefully to authorities. (True to his own counsel, Abdullah was killed in a gunfight with FBI agents who had come to arrest him; subsequent to that, both Shibly and CAIR spoke in support of him.)