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Oklahoma Constitutional Amendment Banning Shariah Law Blocked

NY Times – An Oklahoma constitutional amendment aimed at stopping the use of Islamic law in its courts was dealt a serious blow on Monday when a federal judge temporarily blocked the state from putting it into effect.

Sharia Law is the sacred law of Islams and most Muslims

 

The amendment would forbid state judges from considering Islamic or international law in their decisions. Known as State Question 755, the measure passed with 70 percent of the vote during the Republican landslide on Nov. 2, and has generated bitter debate. Continue Reading…

Judge Vicki Miles-LaGrange of the Federal District Court in Oklahoma City granted a preliminary injunction against a constitutional amendment that stops the use of Islamic Law in Oklahoma courts.

The amendment passed when 70% of Oklahoma voters voted in favor of State Question 755 during the midterm elections held on Nov. 2, 2010.

Scott Broughton, an assistant attorney general for the state, has said the amendment is not intended to infringe on anyone’s religion.

He claims the amendment is meant to prohibit Judges from using legal principles of other nations and cultures.

But he can’t even name an instance where Shariah law was used by a judge.

This amendment is a complete violation of our first amendment prohibiting the establishment of a state religion. By voting to ban Shariah law, the citizens of Oklahoma are voicing an opinion on what religion they wish to be associated with.

This amendment is nothing more than a push by the Tea Party to spread hate and paranoia regarding Muslims in America.

The Federal  Supreme Court will waste no time in finding this amendment unconstitutional, hopefully.

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  1. November 30, 2010 at 5:40 AM

    Once again, Oklahoma is in the forefront by attempting to stop something that hasn’t even happened … And again, a minority comes to America and does its level best to make this a satellite of where they came from.

    Why should they (Muslims or Islam) be any different than any other American citizen, why do they have to have their own law? The democratic process and our way of law is still in place. We don’t need this, what we have has worked for almost 200 years without it.

    Blaming it on one group (tea party) is a cop-out. You want your own laws, move to where they are enforced. Don’t impose them on other people.

    DS

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