An Oklahoma federal judge struck down a state constitutional amendment that forbade its courts from considering Islamic law in judicial decisions. The constitutional amendment — approved by more than 70% of Oklahoma voters in 2010 — was part of a broader national push led by a handful of organizations that claim Islamic Sharia law is creeping into courtrooms. WSJ wrote about the anti-Sharia movement last year. Because the proposed amendment discriminated among religions, Oklahoma needed to show a compelling state interest to justify it, U.S. District Judge Vicki Miles-LaGrange in Oklahoma City wrote in her decision. The decision, made on Thursday, largely mirrors
The amendment ban law. It didn´t ban religion or the practice of that religion (or cult). The problem is our courts don,´t and should recognize Canon Law. But it does recognize Muzzie law. This amendment simply limited courts to the laws of the land, and not religious laws. As expected, a judge totally unaccountable to the people decided to legislate from the bench and find a code of law unacceptable to the gooberned to now be force upon them. We are past time to enact Jefferson´s advise.
I have previously proposed that it is time to establish standards for what constitutes a "religion". This is critical for our survival and not just a trivial theoretical exercise, since our constitution provides protections to religions that would allow a cult or dangerous political system masquerading as a religion (i.e., Islam, Exhibit 1) to worm its way into our legal system and political structures.
Standard #1 should be that no system which exhorts its followers to kill or otherwise attack non-believers could be considered a religion.
So just who is this federal judge, appointed to the bench by Willie Clinton, who sided with the bomb throwers at the ACLU against a 2010 state constitutional amendment, approved by over 70% of the Oklahoma voters?...For starters, holds a certificate from the University of Ghana and is a card carrying member, in good standing, of the leftist Washington, D.C. based Links Incorporated.
On second thought, I think the only course of action left is that proposed by Mark Levin. Watched him on Hannity last night and he was BRILLIANT. If Hannity had programs like this even once a week, I would watch him. Levin was humble, but extremely strong. The panel was an incredible group of people. I felt almost as if I was watching the second coming of the founding fathers in discussion.
It is not Islam the religion that is in question here; it’s the appended Sharia law. Under the court’s ruling, any foreign law could be instituted on US soil by merely tacking a religion of some sort to it. It is the fact that Islam has an embedded Sharia law in it that distinguishes it from other mainstream religions, and makes it a theo-political entity, rather than a religion.
1. My understanding is that Sharia law is NOT Islam. Muslims (and sometimes Christians) may live under sharia law. It is very old Arab law, adapted to Islam.
2. Judges make rulings under federal, state and local law. Such laws are passed by legislative bodies and signed by an executive. Or sometimes voted into law by citizens. I have not heard about any political entity in the US adapting sharia law, under the above described methods.
3. Judges are bound by valid US laws. Sharia law does not meet such criteria, and is therefore irrelevant. Judges cannot even consider it, except perhaps in equity cases.
So it is okay for the federal and state courts to try people under sharia law? Here I thought there was only state and federal laws in this country. Hey just start picking and choosing how your want to be tried or arrested. Lets really make it a Rube Goldberg set of laws in this country.
So it will be okay for a "Sharia" husband to decapitate his wife because she only looked at another man! Kill a daughter who dated a Christian?! Maim a son by chopping off his hand because he used the car without permission? And so on... Isn´t that reason enough to be acts within the "states interest"? This judge is as stupid as a fence post.
Islam is NOT a religion. Islam has a religious component, but Islam is a rigid, unconditional, uncompromising social concept that dictates every aspect of life and society, including banking, welfare, warfare, education and environment.
The goal of Islam is establishment of a world caliphate, wherein Allah is the only god to be accepted and worshiped by Muslims ~ all other people are to be regarded as "infidels" and given three choices: 1. Convert; 2. Submit [i.e. acknowledge the supremacy of Islam, become slaves, and pay a tax for their slavery], or, 3. Die.
Allah is the one and only "true God;" the Qur´an is God´s word; shari´ah law is absolute and cannot be changed or questioned.
Islam dictates that all other religions are false ~ that all other laws are false ~ that would include our Constitution!
If Barry Soetoro can pick and choose which laws he wishes to enforce, the good people of Oklahoma (and every other state to boot) should be able to pick and choose which rulings of Federal courts they care to acknowledge and abide by. As Andy Jackson once said, the judge has ruled, now let us see her try to enforce that ruling.
FTA:"The American Civil Liberties Union challenged the amendment on behalf of Muneer Awad, executive director of the Oklahoma chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations."
To summarize: the ACLU, on behalf of CAIR, brings a lawsuit. A black judge, educated in Ghana, and appointed by Bill Clinton, declares an amendment approved by more than 70% of Oklahoma citizens to be ´unconstitutional.´
Hey Vicki: Can I call you Vicki? In looking over your bio I see you have all the credentials to be a first class white hating racial freak.
Let´s see Howard University? Check African American studies major? check A.K.A. sorority member? check
I don´t see anything about Constitutional Studies. Perhaps you can get Prof. Obama to refresh your memories about your sworn responsibilities as a judge. Oh yeah, congrats on helping Pres. Clinton fulfill his racial quota.
The Constitution is slowly being replaced by The Koran. The Men in Black will agree that Sharia Law over rules US Law, so we don´t discriminate and religiously profile in the court room. The will of the people has been neutralized by one judge. Just like Prop 8 in California. But this case in particular has no bearing on religious discrimination, and the mind number federal judge as deemed. It has to do with the sovereignty of US Law.
The consideration of Sharia law has become an issue at least in part because one of the looniest and worst members of SCOTUS spoke *approving* of the practice of considering foreign law in rendering decisions. Since that nitwit wasn´t run out of town by nighrtfall ofthe same day, we may take it as given that inferior courts will defer to that precedent In any event, this garbage will continue unless and until these self-styled dukes and barons of the judiciary get slapped down HARD for their misconduct.
Sharia Law. That is what the amendment prohibited from consideration. It did not ban Islamic religious tradition. When the term law is used in relationship to human interactions, it is meant to define what one freeman can and cannot do in relationship to another freeman´s rights. That law is conditioned upon the United States Constitution and the Common Law. No other law, religious or otherwise has a legitimate place in our Constitutional legal system. This is something this dimwitted judge obviously does not understand.
Federal judges overruling the states and 70% of the people?!?!? Can´t get much more insane than that. She ruled it "unconstitutional" ... what a joke! These judges are insane and drunk with self-proclaimed power (NOT OF THE PEOPLE).
Isn´t the House supposed to have oversight of judges that get appointed? They can do something but won´t. Seems once appointed you can do what you want. Judges were never given this power under the constitution.
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