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Muslim Group to Sue Oklahoma

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The answer to that question depends in part on whom you ask and on which religion is being considered. On Tuesday, for instance, voters in Oklahoma passed State Question 755, aka the "Shariah law amendment," which changed the state constitution so that Oklahoma courts are now forbidden from "considering or using" both international law and Shariah law when making their decisions.

Constitutional scholars say that the way the law singles out a particular religion violates the establishment clause of the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, but also point out that Shariah law has never been used in Oklahoma court decisions anyway.

"This measure is not about these hot-button issues," CAIR's press release stated. "No one has or will ever propose anything to do with criminal punishments often associated with Shariah. If the sponsors of this measure wished to ban these practices, they could have offered specific language. They did not. Instead, they exploited the growing anti-Islam sentiment in American society to demonize Islam and marginalize Oklahoma's Muslim community."

http://www.aolnews.com/surge-desk-elections/article/muslim-group-to-sue-oklahoma-over-shariah-law-amendment/19702172

I can't believe politicians ever thought this was a good idea.

Oh, wait, yeah I can. It was a fantastic way to get the rednecks to the polls, and I doubt many of them were voting Democrat.

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Yes sharia law is ridiculous but to have voters vote on this is more ridiculous.

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I'm sure that the pressure to use international law is a really important issue in Oklahoma.

Because international law is so much more lenient on meth labs and crack trailers.

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What about interplanetary law?

Where ya goin', cwg?

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What about interplanetary law?

Where ya goin', cwg?

I got some interplanetary law for you. Torpedo all their asses back to the stone age.

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What a ridiculous waste of taxpayer dollars it was even having such a nonsensical and utterly irrelevant measure on the ballot in the first place. I'm sure we'll be hearing the GOP and Tea Party issuing statements over what an outrage this is any day now.

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It's funny how the GOP is all about telling us how we have more important issues to look at in these "dire times" than, say, health care, then trot out this crap.

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Personally, I like Sharia law, at least when it comes to divorce. :)

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Agreed. It's insane. I was in the booth voting and reading thru the bullshit laws they try to pass and see this one. I voted no just because of it's sheer stupidity and i don't want the blood on my hands of some asshole standing up grandstanding about his "record" of keeping Sharia Law out of our state.

An utter fuging joke of a state i live in. Not to mention, there was another one on the ballot that would've raised money per student up to the average of our bordering states. Needless to say our voters DID NOT pass it!!

As it stands, 20k per year per prisoner....7k per year per public ed student.

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