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Oklahoma voters may ban the use of Shariah Law on November ballot

Posted by on Jun. 21, 2010 at 9:32 PM
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Oklahoma voters in November will have the opportunity to approve what would be the first statewide ban on the use of  Islamic law within their state court system.

The proposal was advanced in the just-closed Oklahoma legislative session by Rep. Rex Duncan, who volunteered for active duty following 9/11 and served 16 months as a Special Forces officer on duty assignments in the Middle East and Africa.

He said the proposal would amend the state constitution to define the law and precedents that can be used in the state's court system, including federal law and the U.S. Constitution, state law and the state constitution.

But not international law. And not Islamic religious Shariah.

 

He said the incentive for the move came from several U.S. Supreme Court justices and other federal judges who either have cited from international precedent or suggested those citations in recent work.

"It's pre-emptive," he told WND. "It allows the people the opportunity to amend our state constitution."

House Joint Resolution 1056 would set requirements for the state court system so that they would "uphold and adhere to the law" in the national and state constitutions, federal regulations and state law.

Duncan told local reporters that the point of the Revolutionary War was to free Americans from the tyranny of foreign rule.

However, he said, "some judges in other states and on the federal bench have begun to cite international law as if it had any bearing on our judicial system."

He expects voters in his state will support the idea. Duncan noted Oklahoma was the only state in 2008 in which not a single county voted for Barack Obama. In the legislature, both houses voted overwhelmingly for the plan to ban Shariah.

Duncan told WND a number of states are adopting various resolutions regarding the Tenth Amendment or Second Amendment, emphasizing a statement of states' rights.

While the Oklahoma vote also makes a statement, Duncan said it does far more than that.

"They don't largely have the effect of statute," he said of the resolutions. "This is stronger than that."

In fact, within a state, it is the strongest statement possible, he said.

The move is not fear-mongering, either, he insisted, because of judges who already have cited international law or court precedent in making their decisions. He also pointed to demands by Muslims in some countries to adopt and establish their own laws.

In many places in the United Kingdom, procedures to handle complaints by or about Muslims under Shariah already are in place, he said.

"They have now allowed Shariah courts for the purposes of resolving [disputes]," he said.

Reports say nearly half a dozen Shariah courts already have been set up in the U.K.

Duncan, a self-employed attorney, also serves as commander of the 189th Regiment, Regional Training Institute in Oklahoma City.

Shariah already is moving into some elements of American society, with a lawsuit pending over U.S. government involvement in a financial institution that accommodates Shariah requirements in its business operations.


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by on Jun. 21, 2010 at 9:32 PM
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LauraKW
by "Dude!" on Jun. 21, 2010 at 9:35 PM
WND? Really? I'm just going to laugh and walk away.
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home-sweet-home
by Silver Member on Jun. 21, 2010 at 9:42 PM

I am glad my state is being proactive. IF they really are using international law and sharia for precedence, then I am happy they won't be able to here.

I mean, that would be like using the Bible or the Baptist Church doctrine as a precedence for court. Separation of church and state goes many ways......

muslimah
by on Jun. 21, 2010 at 10:51 PM

That would not fly here in Michigan which is the home to the largest Muslim population in North America and you can't even go into some cities and not think you somehow entered the middle east.

Michigan courts along with Michigan's citizens are very tolerant and understanding of the Muslim population as we make up a huge percentage of it and this nothing new but it has been that way for decades.

Many asspects of Shariah are accepted in a court of law.

My marriage along with all other marriages are conducted strictly under Shariah Law in which our performing imams file the papers with the Michigan courts and have them validated and registered.

The metro Detroit area of Michigan has many Shariah compliant banks to choose from that not only conduct everyday ordinary banking but it is done according to Shariah and even used to go through for purchases of homes, businesses, ect.

A Shariah will holds up in a court of law where burial, inheritance, and all other stipulations are legally upheld.

Buying and selling property, houses, cars, businesses, ect that are handled according to Shariah are also legal and binding.

Michiganders as a majority don't seem to have issues with Muslims as the majority of us are professionals and contribute greatly to society, pay hefty taxes because of high incomes and the majority contribute to the system rather than suck off it through social programs and assistance, are known to give allot to charity and contribute allot to the economy.

Here is just a glimpse of the Metro Detroit area of Detroit (Dearbone in particular)

tericared
by on Jun. 21, 2010 at 10:55 PM

 

Quoting muslimah:

That would not fly here in Michigan which is the home to the largest Muslim population in North America and you can't even go into some cities and not think you somehow entered the middle east.

Michigan courts along with Michigan's citizens are very tolerant and understanding of the Muslim population as we make up a huge percentage of it and this nothing new but it has been that way for decades.

Many asspects of Shariah are accepted in a court of law.

My marriage along with all other marriages are conducted strictly under Shariah Law in which our performing imams file the papers with the Michigan courts and have them validated and registered.

The metro Detroit area of Michigan has many Shariah compliant banks to choose from that not only conduct everyday ordinary banking but it is done according to Shariah and even used to go through for purchases of homes, businesses, ect.

A Shariah will holds up in a court of law where burial, inheritance, and all other stipulations are legally upheld.

Buying and selling property, houses, cars, businesses, ect that are handled according to Shariah are also legal and binding.

Michiganders as a majority don't seem to have issues with Muslims as the majority of us are professionals and contribute greatly to society, pay hefty taxes because of high incomes and the majority contribute to the system rather than suck off it through social programs and assistance, are known to give allot to charity and contribute allot to the economy.

Here is just a glimpse of the Metro Detroit area of Detroit (Dearbone in particular)

 muslimah I think when most people hear Sharia Law they think of beheading and stoning.....Maybe a post about the everyday laws would help....

cowgirlsr2
by Silver Member on Jun. 21, 2010 at 10:58 PM

PEOPLE ARE WATCHING.

muslimah
by on Jun. 21, 2010 at 11:02 PM

 

Quoting cowgirlsr2:

PEOPLE ARE WATCHING.


stormcris
by Christy on Jun. 21, 2010 at 11:05 PM

So are they going to likewise ban the use of Halakhah?

muslimah
by on Jun. 21, 2010 at 11:17 PM


Quoting tericared:

 

Quoting muslimah:

That would not fly here in Michigan which is the home to the largest Muslim population in North America and you can't even go into some cities and not think you somehow entered the middle east.

Michigan courts along with Michigan's citizens are very tolerant and understanding of the Muslim population as we make up a huge percentage of it and this nothing new but it has been that way for decades.

Many asspects of Shariah are accepted in a court of law.

My marriage along with all other marriages are conducted strictly under Shariah Law in which our performing imams file the papers with the Michigan courts and have them validated and registered.

The metro Detroit area of Michigan has many Shariah compliant banks to choose from that not only conduct everyday ordinary banking but it is done according to Shariah and even used to go through for purchases of homes, businesses, ect.

A Shariah will holds up in a court of law where burial, inheritance, and all other stipulations are legally upheld.

Buying and selling property, houses, cars, businesses, ect that are handled according to Shariah are also legal and binding.

Michiganders as a majority don't seem to have issues with Muslims as the majority of us are professionals and contribute greatly to society, pay hefty taxes because of high incomes and the majority contribute to the system rather than suck off it through social programs and assistance, are known to give allot to charity and contribute allot to the economy.

Here is just a glimpse of the Metro Detroit area of Detroit (Dearbone in particular)

 muslimah I think when most people hear Sharia Law they think of beheading and stoning.....Maybe a post about the everyday laws would help....

People don't realise that Shariah Law is not just about judicial laws but it is also a way of life that covers every aspect of daily life.

Just like Jewish Law which is stipulated in the Torah and Old Testament for Jews to live by you also have shariah law as stipulated in the Quran for Muslims to live by.

Shariah Law involves the way Muslims eat, what they, eat, how the walk, talk, go to the bathroom (eat with the right hand and use the left when cleaning up after using the bathroom), the way we worship/pray/fast, when to fast and when not to, not acquiring debt or interest (where Shariah banking comes into play), our relationships, how we regard family, marry, divorce, give charity and just about anything else you can possibly think of that applies to the daily lives for MUSLIMS.

It is forbidden for Islam to be forced on anyone. It is forbidden for a Muslim to coerce, force, bribe, or pressure anyone to Islam as Islam is about faith, belief, and intention and without that one can not accept Islam.

In some countries (a few out of the 52 "Muslim" countries) such as Saudi, Iran, Sudan (just to give examples) Shariah is not carried out strictly and completely and in accordance to stipulated in the Quran but are examples of the corruption of men, government, politics, and oppressive rulers in which Shariah Law is twisted to fit all of the above  going against much if not not most of Shariah law. 

katzero
by Silver Member on Jun. 21, 2010 at 11:18 PM
What does that mean?

Quoting muslimah:

 


Quoting cowgirlsr2:


PEOPLE ARE WATCHING.



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