CAIR – ACLU: Court blocks anti-Sharia law in Oklahoma

Jim Kouri
Law Enforcement Examiner

Sharia law permits execution for several offenses in addition to murder. In fact, it permits some murders such as "honor killings" of females. Credits: News with Views/Paul Walter

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit upheld a lower court’s decision to block the implementation of an Oklahoma constitutional amendment that would prohibit courts from applying — or even considering to apply — “Sharia law” and “international law.”

In response to a lawsuit filed in 2010 by Muneer Awad, the head of CAIR’s Oklahoma office (CAIR-OK), the lower court blocked implementation of the “Save Our State Amendment” based on arguments that it would unconstitutionally disfavor an entire faith and deny Oklahoma’s Muslims access to the judicial system on the same terms as every other citizen. The state had appealed that ruling saying the United States’ U.S. Constitution is the law of the land.

“We have a large number of Jews in the U.S. Have we ever used the Pentateuch or the Talmud in U.S. courts? Unlike Islamists, Jews never attempted to interject their law into U.S. jurisprudence,” claims Mike Baker, a political strategist and attorney.

“The stated goal by Islamists is the creation of a caliphate in the United States. And the Council on  American-Islamic Relations is a Fifth Column for the Islamic terrorist groups,” Baker added.

While “international law” is included in the Oklahoma amendment, the court addressed primarily Sharia.

Last year, CAIR and their partners at the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) filed a brief urging the circuit court to uphold the lower court’s ruling blocking implementation of the amendment…

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