States enact bans on applying 'foreign law'

Muslims believe such bans reflect a veiled animus toward Sharia law and their faith; supporters deny that bias is involved

, The National Law Journal


When Hussein Hamdeh, a physics professor at Wichita State University, got married in Lebanon in 2003, he agreed under Islamic law to pay his wife $5,000 in the event the couple divorced. Nine years later, his wife, Hala Hamdeh, is arguing in divorce filings in Kansas state court that limiting her to that agreement would deprive her of community property.

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