“The people…have ceased to be their own rulers” — Abraham Lincoln (thanks to Jerry Newcombe)
Hamas-linked CAIR is thumping its chest at this victory over the popular will, and says: “CAIR says the ballot measure would infringe on the constitutional rights of ordinary Oklahomans — including the right to wear religious head scarves in driver’s license photographs, choose Islamic marriage contracts, implement Islamic wills, or to be buried according to one’s religious beliefs.”
But in this CAIR is, yet again, lying. The Oklahoma law forbids lawmakers from legislating for Oklahomans as a whole using Sharia rather than American law. It does not forbid private individuals from getting married or writing wills in any way they wish.
“Court order blocks Okla. amendment on Islamic law,” by Tim Talley for the Associated Press, November 8 (thanks to all who sent this in):
OKLAHOMA CITY – A federal judge has issued a temporary restraining order blocking a state constitutional amendment that prohibits state courts from considering international or Islamic law when deciding cases.
U.S. District Judge Vicki Miles-LaGrange ruled Monday morning in Oklahoma City following a brief hearing. It prevents the state election board from certifying the results of Tuesday’s general election in which the amendment was approved by 70 percent of the voters….
It was issued in a lawsuit filed by the executive director of the Council on American-Islamic Relations in Oklahoma. Muneer Awad said during the hearing that the law stigmatizes his religion.
Well, either Sharia is compatible with the U.S. Constitution or it isn’t. Now we shall have an opportunity to air that out in a public discussion.