Oklahoma to vote on banning Sharia Law

HAS SHARIA LAW CREPT INTO THE U.S. COURT SYSTEM?

by Sharon Rondeau

The motto on the state seal of Oklahoma means "Labor Conquers All Things."

(Jun. 22, 2010) — The Oklahoma legislature has approved a ballot initiative which will ask voters whether or not to ban state judges from using Sharia law and international law to decide the outcome of cases.

HJR 1056, the “Save Our State” Amendment, is intended to prevent Oklahoma courts from using a system “counter to the foundational principles of the United States.”  The initative, State Question 755, would amend the Oklahoma constitution to “forbid courts from using international law or Sharia law when making rulings.”

In an interview with Sean Hannity of Fox News on June 18, the author of the bill, Rex Duncan (R-Sand Springs)  predicted that legislators in other states will draft similar proposals to his and stated that a vote on the issue in Oklahoma was “years overdue.”  He said that Muslims who adhere to Sharia law in their private lives are insisting that the courts enforce it in regard to domestic disputes in the United States.  He believes that if Sharia is accepted here, “It would be the same cancer upon American courts it is in Great Britain.”

While Duncan said that Sharia is not “an imminent threat” at present in his state, “it’s a storm on the horizon in other states.”  The state of Louisiana is considering a measure similar to Oklahoma’s.

Great Britain has established Sharia courts which have been enforcing “arbitration tribunals” through a loophole in the British 1996 Arbitration Act for almost two years.  By terming them “tribunals,” the courts must recognize Sharia as a type of “alternative dispute resolution” as long as both parties agree to adhere to it.  Several months before the admission of Sharia as a permissible system of law, the Archbishop of Canterbury had stated that it “seemed unavoidable.”

One Muslim leader in Oklahoma has decried SQ 755 as “another example of a rising tide of anti-Islamic bigotry in America.”  However, the organization Women Against Sharia states on its website:  “shariah law imposes second class status on women and is incompatible with the standards of liberal Western societies and the basic principles of human rights that include equality under the law and the protection of individual freedoms. The shariah code mandates the complete authority of men over women, including the control of their movement, education, marital options, clothing, bodies, place of residence and all other aspects of their existence. Further, it calls for the beating, punishment, and murder of women who don’t comply with shariah requirements.”

On September 11, 2001, militant Islamic terrorists killed nearly 3,000 American civilians by hijacking four airliners, crashing two into the World Trade Center Twin Towers in lower Manhattan, one into the Pentagon, and another believed to be intended for the Capitol Building landed in a field in Shanksville, PA.  While Americans “banded together” after the horrendous events of 9/11, many appear to have forgotten that day, even in New York City, where the City Council has approved the construction of a mosque and cultural center just blocks from where the attacks occurred.

Examples of Sharia beliefs and penalties for crimes can be found here and here.  An extremely graphic example of punishment for stealing can be found here.

One writer states that “The Sharia should be opposed for its imposition of theocracy over democracy, its abuse of human rights, its institutionalized discrimination, its denial of human dignity and individual autonomy, its punishment of alternative lifestyle choices, and for the severity of its punishments…We may ask how a law whose elements were first laid down over 1,000 years ago can possibly be relevant in the 21st century. The Sharia reflects the social and economic conditions at the time of the Abbasids and has become further and further out of touch with later social, economic, technological, cultural and moral developments. The principles of the Sharia are inimical to moral progress, humanity and civilized values.”

The group Hizb ut Tahrir, which is a political party in Great Britain and held a conference in Chicago last year, has organized another conference to be held in Oak Brook, IL on July 11 at the Chicago Marriott.  The Khilafah Conference is publicized on the organization’s website along with a video entitled “The Struggle for Islam in the West” which depicts several world politicians, including Obama, and deplores “Westernized Islam” and questions whether or not Muslims are being asked to compromise their principles to assimilate into Western cultures.

Hizb ut Tahrir is also hosting a conference in Australia on July 4, 2010, which is described as “an event putting in sharp focus the key challenges facing the Muslim community in the West today.”

Obama appointed a Muslim woman as head of an advisory board with the purpose of improving relations “with Muslims in the US and across the globe.”  Recently reports have surfaced that in an interview with the Egyptian Foreign Minister, Obama may have stated that he himself is a Muslim despite his campaign statements of being a “committed Christian.”

Some historians claim that America was founded on Judeo-Christian values.  Some disagree.  What are America’s values now?  What are Oklahoma’s values?  Why is Oklahoma poised to outlaw Sharia law and New York City, where the worst attacks on American soil occurred just nine years ago, is poised to embrace it?

16 Responses to "Oklahoma to vote on banning Sharia Law"

  1. Violet Morgan   Monday, July 19, 2010 at 5:08 AM

    I think this is an outrage to even be considered

  2. frick   Wednesday, July 14, 2010 at 6:17 PM

    If Sharia law is in contrast to the Constitution, why would it even go up for a vote? That would be a mistake of the Oklahoma legislature, I think.

  3. A pen   Friday, July 9, 2010 at 9:55 PM

    Private intel networks unveil the facts.

    http://homelandsecurityus.com/archives/3892

  4. William   Wednesday, July 7, 2010 at 6:32 AM

    It’s better to preempt.

  5. Susan Verharst   Tuesday, July 6, 2010 at 11:55 AM

    We need a federal law also banning Sharia law, we are a democracy, and cannot allow a takeover of Sharia law.

  6. A pen   Tuesday, June 29, 2010 at 8:51 PM

    Don’t be distracted by the freedom of religion argument, it is a culture that is being imposed complete with laws which create enclaves who in turn we support through social programs while they gain a voting mass. The founders explained who was to be granted citizenship and exactly why and why not. If you’ve ever had a neighbor beat his wife you know there is nothing you can do at all but watch. This is how despicable our system has become. You the individual are no longer the citizen with a duty to come to the aid of your fellow man, that’s now vigilantism. It is time to restore virtue and common sense to its’ rightful place among the people and no law or justice violate it.

  7. impeachtheboob   Friday, June 25, 2010 at 10:35 AM

    Dude…we are under shiria law right now. The Heathcare bill specificly omits muslims as having to participate….it’s on page 107 of the healthcare bill.

    Word of the Day: Dhimmitude

    Dhimmitude is the Muslim system of controlling non-Muslim populations conquered through jihad. Specifically, it is the TAXING of non-Muslims in exchange for tolerating their presence AND as a coercive means of converting conquered remnants to Islam.

    The ObamaCare bill is the establishment of Dhimmitude and Sharia Muslim diktat in the United States. Muslims are specifically exempted from the government mandate to purchase insurance, and also from the penalty tax for being uninsured. Islam considers insurance to be “gambling”, “risk-taking” and “usury” and is thus banned. Muslims are specifically granted exemption based on this.

    How convenient. So I, a Christian, will have crippling IRS liens placed against all of my assets, including real estate, cattle, and even accounts receivables, and will face hard prison time because I refuse to buy insurance or pay the penalty tax. Meanwhile, Louis Farrakhan will have no such penalty and will have 100% of his health needs paid for by the de- facto government insurance. Non-Muslims will be paying a tax to
    subsidize Muslims. Period. This is Dhimmitude.

    Dhimmitude serves two purposes: it enriches the Muslim masters AND serves to drive conversions to Islam. In this case, the incentive to convert to Islam will be taken up by those in the inner-cities as well as the godless Generation X, Y and Z types who have no moral anchor. If you don’t believe in Christ to begin with, it is no problem whatsoever to sell him for 30 pieces of silver. “Sure, I’ll be a Muslim if it means free health insurance and no taxes. Where do I sign, bro?”

    Seperation of Church and State my A&&!!

  8. Miki Booth   Thursday, June 24, 2010 at 5:44 PM

    Islam is a cult and should be treated as such. No doubt if sharia becomes law I could get my head cut off for saying such a thing.

  9. AuntieMadder   Wednesday, June 23, 2010 at 4:50 PM

    In theory, you are correct. If our lawmakers followed Constitutional law, the ban on Sharia law in OK would be unnecessary. But the reality is that Sharia law is already being written into law in some states and into ordinances in some cities.

    Read “Islamic Law Comes to Dearborn” at Human Events online news. If the link isn’t allowed in this comment, go to Human Events. (It’s a dot com site.) Then search the article title, “Islamic Law Comes to Dearborn.” Everyone should know about it whenever and wherever Sharia law is being imposed in the US. So, please, one way or the other, try to take a few minutes to read the article.

    http://www.humanevents.com/article.php?id=37621

  10. Robert Laity   Wednesday, June 23, 2010 at 12:53 AM

    There is no need to hold a vote for Sharia. It is ILLEGAL in the US.

  11. Robert Laity   Wednesday, June 23, 2010 at 12:52 AM

    We are a sovereign nation. NO foreign law systems,such as Sharia or International rulings,apply to us,unless under treaty.

  12. AuntieMadder   Tuesday, June 22, 2010 at 6:18 PM

    OK is being proactive rather than waiting until something happens that prompts them to react. Very smart. I like it.

  13. jtx   Tuesday, June 22, 2010 at 4:55 PM

    Sharia “Law” is merely an extension of the barbaric, pagan “religion” called Islam. Anyone practicing it – or attempting to – is this country should be deported. It is in fact a seditious exercise of rules of conduct masquerading as “law” which in many cases are clearly opposed to the long-established recorded formal laws of this country.

    If those wishing to practice the precepts of Islam that include Sharia Law, they are welcome to do so in some other country with weak legal systems or weak political systems that are susceptible to being overtaken by such an idiotic uncodified set of “rules” … several Euro-countries come to mind.

    Kudos to Oklahoma and other states that are beginning that Sharia Law is just a tool for attempting to enslave Western countries.

  14. Amber   Tuesday, June 22, 2010 at 9:48 AM

    The remaining states better pay close attention and do the same. If Elena Kagan is confirmed, Sharia Law will spread like a disease.

    http://www.jewishworldreview.com/cols/gaffney062210.php3

  15. Starla   Tuesday, June 22, 2010 at 3:40 AM

    Dr. Orly Taitz posted this report on her website. I wanted to give to you & the readers this report:

    “Devout Muslim Is In Charge Of Policy In The Department Of Homeland Security?

    From: Audrey – On June 19, 2010

    —–Original Message—–

    DEVOUT MUSLIMS– HEADING HOME LAND SECURITY????

    Well, boys and girls, today we are letting the fox guard the hen house. The wolves will be herding the sheep!

    Obama appoints two devout Muslims to Homeland Security posts. Doesn’t this make you feel safer already? Obama and Janet Napolitano appointed Arif Alikhan, a devout Muslim, as Assistant Secretary for Policy Development DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano swore-in Kareem Shora, a devout Muslim, who was born in Damascus, Syria, as ADC National Executive Director as a member of the Homeland Security Advisory Council (HSAC). NOTE: Has anyone ever heard a new government official being identified as a devout Catholic, a devout Jew or a devout Protestant…? Just wondering.

    Devout Muslims being appointed to critical Homeland Security positions? Doesn’t this make you feel safer already?? That should make our homeland much safer, huh!!

    Was it not “Devout Muslim men” that flew planes into U.S. buildings 8 years ago? Was it not a Devout Muslim who killed 13 at Fort Hood?

    Please forward this important information to any who cares about the future of our Country. Checked this on Snopes.com and its TRUE!”

  16. thistle   Tuesday, June 22, 2010 at 12:33 AM

    The other 49 states need to do the same thing. No matter what Obama wants to do or say, this is NOT a muslim country. Though we allow religious freedom and have always been tolerant of other cultures, we also require that people adapt to our ways and become one with us, and if they don’t want to do that, they are free to LEAVE. Don’t expect us to change our ways to accomodate them.

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