Wednesday, November 10, 2010

70 Percent Of Oklahomans Pass Amendment Banning Courts From Using Islamic Law

Cenk Uygur, host of The Young Turks, weighs in on the passing of an amendment approved by 70 percent of Oklahomans banning state courts from using Islamic law, also known as Shariah. Thank goodness they acted quickly and decisively on this danger posed by the state's 30,000 Muslims out of a population of 3.7 million. Apparently the courts couldn't wait to start issuing fatwas in Oklahoma. Uygur poses one pressing question: how are they going to handle the cases already decided according to Islamic law? After all, the number adjudicated so far through Shariah is...zero. A judge put a temporary restraining order on the ban following a lawsuit by Muneer Awad, head of the Council on American-Islamic Relations Oklahoma chapter, who contends that it violates his First Amendment rights by creating an "official disapproval of his faith." Watch:

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