In a recent case in New Jersey, a judge cited the husband's religion in a case where his wife asserted she was raped by her husband and was seeking a protective order. Contrary to some reports, the judge did not say the husband was legally entitled to sexual relations with his wife against her will, or that Sharia Law trumped US Law in this case. However, he did cite the husband's beliefs under Sharia Law as a sufficient reason not to find criminal intent or the necessity for a protective order. The ruling was overturned on appeal. http://lhla.org/breaking_news/?p=5274 [Broken] What are the limits of allowing customs and practices that immigrants bring to countries? What is permitted and what is not? In Canada, I understand Sharia has some legal standing in Ontario although I don't know to what extent. In the EU, there is discussion of allowing divorce under Sharia Law. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/art...s-want-Sharia-law-applied-British-courts.html I'd particularly like to hear from people in countries with secular constitutions re the status of Sharia and religious law in general.