71% of Oklahomans voted for an anti-Sharia law last November, but a clueless judge did the bidding of Hamas-linked CAIR and struck it down. Hamas-linked CAIR convinced the judge, Vicki Miles-LaGrange, that the measure constituted “bigotry,” and infringed upon Muslims’ religious freedom. Obviously neither is true. Oklahomans wanted to outlaw the elements of Sharia that interfere with Constitutionally protected freedoms, not Islam as an individual religious practice. The point has to be made that these anti-Sharia measures are aimed at political Islam, an authoritarian ideology at variance with the Constitution in numerous particulars. But unfortunately, even many of the proponents of these measures are unable to make this case effectively.
“Anti-Shariah measure dead in Okla. Senate,” from UPI, April 12 (thanks to Block Ness):
OKLAHOMA CITY, April 12 (UPI) — A bill that would outlaw the use of international and Shariah law in state courts will not get a hearing in the Oklahoma Senate, its sponsor said.
The controversial bill that would prohibit foreign laws from being enforced in Oklahoma courtrooms easily passed the state House of Representatives but has languished in the Senate, and is considered dead for this year, The Oklahoman reported Tuesday.
Rep. Sally Kern, the bill’s author, expressed disappointment that the bill would not be heard by a Senate committee.
Kern, R-Oklahoma City, left open the possibility of attempting to get the measure’s language attached to another bill.
That would be bad for the state, said Muneer Awad, executive director of the Oklahoma chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations, and would threaten international business contracts and companies in Oklahoma.
“It will harm our state using bigotry and encouraging divisive politics while discouraging business,” Awad said. “It presents imminent harm to our business community jeopardizing international business contracts that thousands of Oklahoma businesses are engaged in.”…