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Federal Court Blocks Oklahoma Attempt To Ban Sharia Law

January 12, 2012 by  

Federal Court Blocks Oklahoma Attempt To Ban Sharia Law

An amendment that would ban courts in Oklahoma from considering international or Islamic law discriminates against religions, a Federal appeals court said Tuesday, giving a Muslim community leader the right to challenge its Constitutionality, The Associated Press reported.

According to the news outlet, the court in Denver upheld U.S. District Judge Vicki Miles-LaGrange’s order blocking the implementation of the amendment after it was approved by a majority of Oklahoma voters in November 2010.

The AP reported that Muneer Awad, the executive director of the Council on American-Islamic Relations, sued to block the law from taking effect. He argued that the Save Our State Amendment was in direct violation of his 1st Amendment rights.

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

The Los Angeles Times reported that the appellate court opinion pointed out that proponents of the law could not identify a single instance in which an Oklahoma court applied Sharia law or other international doctrines.

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  • Doc Sarvis

    As I understand this case the ruling makes total sense. Our country’s laws are the laws we live under and we have no business dealing with or “judging” other people’s laws.

    • Vigilant

      Doc, that’s a crock and you know it. People who live in this country are required to abide by the law, period. You are a bit confused, I’d say. There are no “other people’s laws” if they live in the United States.

      Thus, we can not be expected, nay are prohibited from, abiding by some cannibalistic “law” of murder when that cannibal lives here in the US.

      Idiots like Bader-Ginsburg on the SCOTUS have actually applied to international law and the dictates of UN “Law” in making judgments. That is directly opposed to the Constitution.

      Pull your head out of your backside!

      • http://naver Samurai

        Right on Vigilant. We both know that the libs are out to destroy this country and Obama bin Laden wouldn’t mind turning us into a muslim state. You’re also right about Doc needing to be making that popping sound. FOR GOD AND COUNTRY!

  • s c

    Utopians, form a line. You DESERVE Sharia law. You NEED Sharia law.
    Be the first on your block to ‘sacrifice’ for Sharia law. It’s OK, as you’ll never feel that sharp blade as it severs your head from your body. Just think of it as proof that EVERYTHING is acceptable in your world.
    What’s a mere blade between friends? The rest of us will miss you and your friends.
    Your kids won’t mind. Some are born to sacrifice, and others get to report it. Life is beautiful when you don’t put any effort into thinking. If you convert before you die, maybe you’ll get some virgins.

  • Thinking about

    Go back and read the ruling and then decide who to get their head anywhere. You jump to conclusions, it is refreshing judges rules properly and not by their feelings.

    • Vigilant

      You need to start “Thinking about” the English language. Judges are required to rule by the Constitution, NOT their feelings or with reference to ANY other laws such as international protocols or religious rules of conduct.

      Honor killings and other such Sharia nonsense have absolutely no place in our legal system, and the Federal appeals court is TOTALLY wrong. If/when it goes to the Supreme Court, you’ll see a proper ruling.

      • Thinking about

        you really have a difficult time understanding or comprehending what you read. Perhaps you could locate a reading and comprehension classes near you. Good luck in your pursuit of a higher education.

        • Vigilant

          Your interpretation of sentence construction was not a strong point in your public so-called “education,” was it?

          Ignorance is curable, stupidity (as in your case) is permanent.

    • http://naver Samurai

      We are to have no other laws above or obeyed other than our own and Gods. Refreshing? This judge made a decision that was motivated by her feelings, not the Constitution. Nothing really refreshing about that. What will be refreshing is when next January rolls around and Obama bin Laden is sent packing. Good post Vigilant. FOR GOD AND COUNTRY!

      P.S. Not even clever Kang.

    • s c

      Non-thinker, thank God you’re not a judge. Second, the ‘judge’ who made that half-assed, retarded decision obviously knows NOTHING about Sharia Law, OR she doesn’t give a royal damn about women’s rights.
      Beyond that, if YOU knew squat about Sharia Law, you’d have that mass you call your head removed from your @$$ immediately. If you are as STUPID as you sound, you have way too many lessons to learn in the next few years to qualify as a human.
      Learn SOMETHING about Sharia Law before you open that flapping mouth. ‘Some’ people shouldn’t be allowed on city streets or anywhere in society. YOU seem to be one of them.
      I have great sympathy for your parents, comrade. Do you have any plans for becoming an American? If you are somehow an American citizen, you should be next in line to be deported. You are a TRUE utopian.


    Sharia Law is for Muslim countries, not this Republic.

    Its principles are primitive- at least 1500 years behind the modern world in human treatment and behavior.

    Any Muslim who cannot live under American legal requirements ALONE, should not be allowed American citizenship.

    With no exceptions–NONE!

    Any federal jurist who thinks differently cannot justify his opinion from Constitutional law– is devoid of any justification to reign and rule in American courts.

    I feel very much as Newt Gingrich– the vast majority of federal judges should be elected– not appointed to their positions through political payoffs.


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