D. C. Watson comments on the North Qarolina Qur’an qourtroom qontroversy:
In what appears to be a setback in yet another attempt by Islamists in the United States to insinuate Islam into the fabric of this country, a North Carolina Superior Court Judge has decided to dismiss a lawsuit filed by the American Civil Liberties Union to allow Muslims to swear on a Qur’an while taking the oath to tell the truth while on the witness stand.
From the story:
“In throwing out the case, Superior Court Judge Donald L. Smith decided that no controversy existed because the plaintiff was still able to affirm she could truthfully testify despite not being allowed to swear on the Qur’an”, attorney Seth Cohen said.
“The plaintiffs in the case were the American Civil Liberties Union of North Carolina and Greensboro Muslim Syidah Mateen, who appeared as a witness in a domestic violence protection order hearing but was not allowed to take an oath on the Qur’an as she preferred. The defendant was the state of North Carolina because the plaintiffs were asking to clarify a state law referring to someone laying his hands on the “Holy Scriptures.”
“Guilford Senior Resident Superior Court Judge W. Douglas Albright and Guilford Chief District Court Judge Joseph E. Turner believed an oath on the Qur’an is not a legal oath based on their interpretation of that law.”
Should the Qur’an be permitted in American courts, or in the courts of any democratic nation, to be sworn upon to tell the truth?
Qur”˜an 16:106: “Any one who, after accepting faith in Allah, utters unbelief, except under compulsion, his heart remaining firm in faith, on them is wrath from Allah, and theirs will be a dreadful penalty.”
Qur’an 8:30: And when those who disbelieve plot against thee (O Muhammad) to wound thee fatally, or to kill thee or to drive thee forth; they plot, but Allah also plots, and Allah is the best of plotters.
Qur’an 3:27 “Let not the believers take the disbelievers for friends rather than believers. And whoever does this has no connection with Allah unless it is done to guard yourselves against them, guarding carefully. And Allah cautions you against his retribution. And to Allah is the eventual coming.”
More text from the Qur’an being taken out of context? Feel free to judge for yourself. While you decide, please keep in mind that the beheadings, stonings, and limb amputations that are accessible for viewing online are also prescribed in the Qur’an. Prescriptions that continue to be filled.