Sharia Judge in NJ gets lifetime appointment

Another Rant by: BettyJean Kling

We in the US tend to loathe men who beat up women. Unfortunately, the rest of the world – in particular, the Muslim world – things are differentl women are regarded as inferior designed to serve men and therefore accorded the role of chattel. This is particuraly true in the role of sexuality: wives exist to satisfy their husbands’ urges and desires with no regard to their own desires or needs; Islam and Islamic culture are very clear on this point.

Muhammad said: “If a husband calls his wife to his bed [i.e. to have sexual relation] and she refuses and causes him to sleep in anger, the angels will curse her till morning” (Bukhari 4.54.460).

He also said: “By him in Whose Hand lies my life, a woman cannot carry out the right of her Lord, till she carries out the right of her husband. And if he asks her to surrender herself [to him for sexual intercourse] she should not refuse him even if she is on a camel’s saddle” (Ibn Majah 1854).

We recently learned about a trial involving abuse suffered by a Muslim woman at the hands of her husband.  The judge ruled against the wife and made the following comment: http://www.jihadwatch.org/2010/07/sharia-in-new-jersey-muslim-husband-rapes-wife-judge-sees-no-sexual-assault-because-husbands-religio.html

This court does not feel that, under the circumstances, that this defendant had a criminal desire to or intent to sexually assault or to sexually contact the plaintiff when he did. The court believes that he was operating under his belief that it is, as the husband, his desire to have sex when and whether he wanted to, was something that was consistent with his practices and it was something that was not prohibited.

This woman while seeking help in the form of a restraining order in the State of NJ, had a US judge rule against her because her husband thinks it is his right to do as he pleases? All of a sudden this woman has no rights or standing in our courts because of his 7th century religious beliefs?

Last time I checked women’s rights were human right, she was die equal protection under the law and we don’t have Sharia law here!

Someone should have explained that to a Hudson County trial judge who last year issued a ruling in a domestic spousal abuse case based, it appears on the pre-eminence of Sharia Law: a young Moroccan woman filed charges against her husband for repeatedly beating and sexually abusing her; the case was dismissed

While recognizing that defendant had engaged in sexual relations with plaintiff against her expressed wishes in November 2008 and on the night of January 15 to 16, 2009, the judge did not find sexual assault or criminal sexual conduct to have been proven. He stated:

This court does not feel that, under the circumstances, that this defendant had a criminal desire to or intent to sexually assault or to sexually contact the plaintiff when he did. The court believes that he was operating under his belief that it is, as the husband, his desire to have sex when and whether he wanted to, was something that was consistent with his practices and it was something that was not prohibited.

After acknowledging that this was a case in which religious custom clashed with the law, and that under the law, plaintiff had a right to refuse defendant’s advances, the judge found that defendant did not act with a criminal intent when he repeatedly insisted upon intercourse, despite plaintiff’s contrary wishes.

Having found acts of domestic violence consisting of assault and harassment to have occurred, the judge turned to the issue of whether a final restraining order should be entered. He found such an order unnecessary, vacated the temporary restraints previously entered in the matter and dismissed plaintiff’s domestic violence action.

This outrageous verdict was appealed and, thankfully, the Appellate Court overturned the decision.

Defendant’s conduct in engaging in nonconsensual sexual intercourse was unquestionably knowing, regardless of his view that his religion permitted him to act as he did.

As the judge recognized, the case thus presents a conflict between the criminal law and religious precepts. In resolving this conflict, the judge determined to except defendant from the operation of the State’s statutes as the result of his religious beliefs. In doing so, the judge was mistaken.

This was no mistake. This was a case of outright stupidity and incompetence. In either case, the judge Joseph Charles Jr., in the Appellate Court decision – ought to be impeached and removed from office. EXCEPT – in May of this year, Joseph Charles who originally served as a Judge of the New Jersey Superior Court, a position he was appointed to in 2003 by then Gov. James McGreevey, was one of nine judges re-appointed to the bench by the Gov. Christy. According to law, Judge Charles now has life-time tenure. 

Here is his Wiki bio:
Joseph Charles, Jr. (born January 6, 1944) is an American Democratic Party politician, who served in the New Jersey Senate from 2002-2003, where he represented the 31st legislative district. He had also served in the lower house of the New Jersey Legislature, the General Assembly, from 1982-2002. He currently serves as a Judge of the New Jersey Superior Court, a position he was appointed to in 2003 by then Gov. James McGreevey.

Charles resigned from his seat in the Senate effective August 18, 2003, and was replaced by L. Harvey Smith.

He served in the Senate on the Labor Committee (as Co-Chair) and the Budget and Appropriations Committee.

While in the Assembly, he served as Minority Leader Pro Tempore from 1997-2001, Minority Budget Officer from 1998-99, Assistant Minority Leader from 1994-95, Associate Minority Leader from 1992-93 and again from 1996-97, and as Assistant Majority Leader from 1990-91. He has been an attorney with the firm of Ashley and Charles, and served as a Deputy Attorney General from 1970-71.

Charles graduated with a B.A. from Rutgers University in Chemistry, and was awarded a J.D. from Rutgers School of Law-Newark.

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11 Responses

  1. We just found out the name of the judge, the name of the husband and wife are still not known.
    I don’t care to know the names but my point is – why all this secrecy?

  2. I just heard about this after waking up in the middle of the night and turning on Fox. I think Bill Hemmer was talking about it w/O’Reilly, since Hemmer hosts a show in which another of the Fox reporters did a special piece about the “honor” [*spit*] killing of two sisters in TX, murdered by their own father, scum of the earth that he is.

    As to the judge, he’s relatively young at 66, but I nonetheless hope he croaks, or better yet, in an act of poetic justice, is murdered by a Muslim. I know that’s mean to say, but I don’t care. One Sharia judge dead = many women receiving justice.

  3. The attitude of this judge is one reason we need to have a track history of those placed in power. His attitude would change if he were forced to have his body violated.

    • Yeah – I wonder if he realizes that the guy in question may also believe he has the right to behead the judge?

      Free US Now- “A victim’s first scream is for help; a victim’s second scream is for justice.” – Coral Anika Theill TMU IMAGINE Empowering Women To Unite & Mobilize !

  4. The way to remove such judges is impeachment, this can only be done in the State Assembly. Then thru the senate, trying and tossing.

    BJ, 2011, NJ Legislature, ALL SEATS, both houses are on ballot.

    Look at your district, your three. Two Assembly, one senate. NJ.gov has their voting record published.

    Analyze it. Decide if any or all must go. Then work your district.

    I am.

  5. This judge and all like him need to be fired and taken off any and all benefits.

    • Absolutely- These guys think they are God – he is obviously a women hater as well.

      Free US Now- “A victim’s first scream is for help; a victim’s second scream is for justice.” – Coral Anika Theill TMU IMAGINE Empowering Women To Unite & Mobilize !

  6. HE SHOULD BE FIRED MAY BE HE SHOULD GO AND LIVE WITH.THE MUSLIMS TERRORISTS..SHAME SHAME

  7. They can’t be fired. Only impeached. And only in the state legislature. If you want to make a splash, then get advocates in the Assembly to impeach him.

    That is the system that is in place.

    All else is flotsum and jetsome.

  8. Before you label Muslims as terrorists and Prophet Muhammad as someone who thought women should be inferior or Islam as a religion who serves that idea, I think you should take a look at the real sources of the religion: Qur’an itself and the accurate sayings of the Prophet(books of Al-Bukhari or Muslim or Tirmizi). I strongly reccomend these web sites: http://www.islamreligion.com and http://inspiredbymuhammad.com/womens_rights.php
    There are many more, and it’s up to you if you seek the truth or just waste time with prejudice. May the Creator all keep us on the right path.

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