In the Great State Of OKLAHOMA on Nov 2 we had an Historic vote, Including BANNING SHARIA LAW. Now CAIR Steps in!OKLAHOMA had an historic vote on Nov 2 that elected their first woman Governor, who also is a Republican. In addition, Republicans swept every statewide office and increased majorities in both the State House and Senate.
Oklahoma also voted:
- ENGLISH as the Official Language of Oklahoma!
- Passed Term Limits
- Can Opt OUT on ObamaCare
- MUST present a document proving their identity TO VOTE!
- And banned Sharia Law in courts.
STATE QUESTION NO. 755 LEGISLATIVE REFERENDUM NO. 355
This measure amends the State Constitution. It changes a section that deals with the courts of this state.
It would amend Article 7, Section 1. It makes courts rely on federal and state law when deciding cases. It forbids courts from considering or using international law. It forbids courts from considering or using Sharia Law. International law is also known as the law of nations. It deals with the conduct of international organizations and independent nations, such as countries, states and tribes. It deals with their relationship with each other. It also deals with some of their relationships with persons. The law of nations is formed by the general assent of civilized nations. Sources of international law also include international agreements, as well as treaties. Sharia Law is Islamic law. It is based on two principal sources, the Koran and the teaching of Mohammed.
SHALL THE PROPOSAL BE APPROVED?
FOR THE PROPOSAL — YES
AGAINST THE PROPOSAL — NO
Yes 695,568 70.08%
No 296,903 29.92%
Total votes 992,471 100.00%
As expected, CAIR responded with a complaint. SQ 755 An Attack On Muslims, Group Claims
Council To Hold News Conference With Religious, Civil Rights LeadersPOSTED: 12:47 pm CDT November 4, 2010
UPDATED: 1:50 pm CDT November 4, 2010
OKLAHOMA CITY -- Muslim groups said they are disappointed and saddened by the result of voters' decision to accept State Question 755.
The ballot measure, State Question 755, was approved with 70 percent of the vote in Tuesday's general election. But Muneer Awad, executive director of the Council on American-Islamic Relations in Oklahoma, said Oklahoma Muslims believe it's unconstitutional.
Awad said a legal challenge is planned against the ballot measure prohibiting state courts from considering international law or Islamic law when deciding cases.
Republican Rex Duncan, the sponsor of the measure, called it a "pre-emptive strike" designed to close the door on activist judges "legislating from the bench or using international law or Sharia law."
A ruling by the Supreme Court in the United Arab Emirates allowed for a man to "discipline" his wife and children so long as he doesn't leave physical marks under Islamic Sharia law.
Awad said the measure is deceptive and makes it appear that there is a threat of some kind of Islamic takeover of state courts that does not exist. He said it's merely a way to politically bash Muslims.
Awad said a lawsuit against the measure will be filed in federal court by a member of the state's Islamic community as early as Thursday.
The Islamic Society of Greater Oklahoma City stated in a news release that the measure is a "direct attack against the Muslim community and their way of life."
The society said State Question 755 is an act of racism and bigotry.
"We are happy that at least 30 percent of the Oklahoma population stood up for the human rights of others. And we applaud their efforts, but we still have a long way to go before we can reach all and everyone about Islam and Muslims," said the president and Imam of ISGOC, Dr. Imad Enchassi.
The Oklahoma chapter of the council on American-Islamic Relations is expected to hold a news conference with religious and civil rights leaders to announce the filing of a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of State Question 755 at 2 p.m. Thursday.
How do you feel about Oklahoma voting to ban Sharia Law in courts and also how CAIR responded back?