Is Sharia law now enforceable in the United States?

Say what?  The TimesOnline reports today that through the mechanism of private arbitration the government of the United Kingdom now enforces Sharia law in civil and family law cases where the parties have previously agreed to be bound by Sharia court rulings.

At this point, readers may be wondering why the headline of this post asks if Sharia is enforceable in the United States.  Answer: U.S. law confers even greater power on arbitral panels than does U.K. law.  If it’s happening there, it either is already here or will be very soon. Continue reading