Court Upholds Federal Block of Oklahoma Ban on Islamic Law!!

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PostWed Jan 11, 2012 1:11 am » by Jet17


Appeals court upholds federal block of Oklahoma ban on Islamic law

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By Associated Press, Updated: Tuesday, January 10, 4:05 PM

OKLAHOMA CITY — A proposed constitutional amendment that would ban Oklahoma courts from considering international or Islamic law discriminates against religions, and a Muslim community leader has the right to challenge its constitutionality, a federal appeals court said Tuesday.

The court in Denver upheld U.S. District Judge Vicki Miles-LaGrange’s order blocking implementation of the amendment shortly after it was approved by 70 percent of Oklahoma voters in November 2010.

Muneer Awad, the executive director of the Council on American-Islamic Relations in Oklahoma, sued to block the law from taking effect, arguing that the Save Our State Amendment violated his First Amendment rights.

“This is an important reminder that the Constitution is the last line of defense against a rising tide of anti-Muslim bigotry in our society, and we are pleased that the appeals court recognized that fact,” Awad said. “We are also hopeful that this decision serves as a reminder to politicians wishing to score political points through fear-mongering and bigotry.”

The amendment read, in part: “The courts shall not look to the legal precepts of other nations or cultures. Specifically, the courts shall not consider international law or Sharia law.”

State Sen. Anthony Sykes, who led the Senate effort to get the measure on the ballot, said Tuesday he would continue to fight to lift the injunction.

“The federal appeals court in Denver attempted to silence the voice of 70 percent of Oklahoma voters,” Sykes said in a statement. “At some point we have to decide whether this is a country of by and for the judges, or of by and for the people. How far will the people let them go? This ruling is right along with legalizing abortion and forced busing of school children.”

Backers argued that the amendment intended to ban all religious laws, that Islamic law was merely named as an example and that it wasn’t meant as a specific attack on Muslims. The court disagreed.

“That argument conflicts with the amendment’s plain language, which mentions Sharia law in two places,” the appeals court opinion said.

The court also noted that the backers of the amendment acknowledged they did not know of any instance when an Oklahoma court applied Sharia law or used the legal precepts of other countries.

Awad argued that the ban on Islamic law would likely affect every aspect of his life as well as the execution of his will after his death. The appeals court pointed out that Awad made a “strong showing” of potential harm.

“When the law that voters wish to enact is likely unconstitutional, their interests do not outweigh Mr. Awad’s in having his constitutional rights protected,” the court said.

The case now returns to federal court in Oklahoma City to determine the constitutionality of the proposed amendment.

“My office will continue to defend the state in this matter and proceed with the merits of the case,” Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt said in a statement.

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I think this "COURT" needs to go back to constitution class.

Individual religion is ok, but having the law bend to another law of a different country, is not allowed!
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PostWed Jan 11, 2012 1:19 am » by Noentry


I have said it before and I will say it again .
Sharia law will never come to be in the west.
Not before hell freezes over.
Another win for the good guys
Great news anyway :flop:
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PostWed Jan 11, 2012 1:41 am » by Jet17


noentry wrote:I have said it before and I will say it again .
Sharia law will never come to be in the west.
Not before hell freezes over.
Another win for the good guys
Great news anyway :flop:



it's bad news dude, the bad guys won.

they allowed it.
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PostWed Jan 11, 2012 1:48 am » by Noentry


jet17 wrote:
noentry wrote:I have said it before and I will say it again .
Sharia law will never come to be in the west.
Not before hell freezes over.
Another win for the good guys
Great news anyway :flop:



it's bad news dude, the bad guys won.

they allowed it.



It wont be allowed . I can not believe it .
It will be appealed and it will lose
Shit
I scan the post because I thought common sense would prevail
This is madness.
A win for the bad guys. for sure
I should learn not to take things for granted and read a post properly .
I would never had ever thought this could happen in the civilised world
Damn
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PostWed Jan 11, 2012 4:08 am » by Mediasorcerer


so is anyone now not clear on who is pushing the islamic fundamentalist agenda in the west? who is allowing it to happen?
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PostWed Jan 11, 2012 4:53 am » by Wizard1313


This shows what MORONS are courts are. These are religious laws. They and any other religious laws are not allowed by our Constitution! If this is the way its going to be then every block in the USA could have a different set of laws. These judges need to be taken out an shown just what Islamic law is. It goes against everything the USA stands for. If that is going to be the way then we all better get our assault rifles ready because it will only end in total civil war! :nwo:

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PostWed Jan 11, 2012 5:36 am » by 99socks


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Here, let's ignore that Shariah law exists in other countries, and give custody to the foreign-born Muslim parent who can whisk the child away to a country that will discriminate against the American parent....

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PostWed Jan 11, 2012 5:48 am » by Opalserpent


I don't understand, why would there be islamic laws in america?
In Australia we don't have them, we don't even recognise aboriginal law.
What a crazy place usa is, you don't follow the constitution but you try to adopt
foreign religious laws? don't give me the bull that the muzzies petitioned for it. Even if
a few did the majority would want to intergrate and not poke out like a sore thumb.
Who lets these people into your country? oh thats right, zionists to fuel the fire.
Live by the Terror, Die by the Terror.



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