Sharia in the United States is not currently permitted. But some sources have alleged that certain judges at the state level have been handing out sentences based on Sharia Law.
It has been noted that the vast majority of American court cases that were decided under Sharia were concerned with marriage between a Muslim man and a Muslim woman who had immigrated to the US after their marriage.
Talaag Elbayomy case
In October 2011, American atheist Ernie Perce dressed as a zombie version of Muhammad and participated in a local Halloween parade. He was allegedly physically assaulted by a Muslim named Talaag Elbayomy. The matter was taken to court. The judge Mark Martin found that there was insufficient evidence against Elbayomy to proceed forward, and dismissed the case. The judge chastised Ernie Perce for insulting the religion of Islam, reminding him that in other countries the penalty for that action could be quite serious.
The judge's decision was criticized by the police officer at the scene Sgt. Brian Curtis. He said that the actions of Ernie Perce were clearly permitted under the First Amendment. The case created an outrage in the media and was reported nationwide. Many sources called for the impeachment of the judge Mark Martin. Judge Martin and his staff have relocated to a more secure courtroom facility as a result of multiple threats received over this case.
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