“A federal judge on Monday placed a temporary block on an Oklahoma amendment that bans state judges from consulting Sharia law.
U.S. Judge Vicki Miles-LaGrange issued the temporary restraining order days after the Oklahoma chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) filed a lawsuit.
CAIR alleges the amendment violates the First Amendment's Establishment Clause that bars government bodies from making laws respecting the establishment of religion.
Last Tuesday, 70 percent of state voters passed Referendum Question 755 which states: "This measure ... makes courts rely on federal and state law when deciding cases. It forbids courts from considering or using international law. It forbids courts from considering or using Sharia Law.
"Sharia Law is Islamic law. It is based on two principal sources, the Koran and the teaching of Mohammed."
CAIR-OK Executive Director Muneer Awad claims in the lawsuit that the amendment singles out Islam and stigmatizes it as something foreign and to be feared. (Christian Post, 8 November 2010)
Sharia law is Islamic not Christian! Accept just one Sharia law and the rest will get itself into general use, as happened with homosexuality! We see in this case the rejection of Christianity, not just the idea of Sharia. This is an Obama legal move. Wake up America, your nation is being taken by stealth!
Also have a look at these older postings, which describe the oppression and violence of Islam.
For 30 years, Nonie Darwish lived under sharia law as a Muslim in Egypt. After moving to the United States, she became a follower of Jesus Christ and quietly lived the American dream... Her latest book, Cruel and Usual Punishment: The Terrifying Global Implication of Islamic Law, dives into the history of sharia law and what it calls for, and examines the global campaign that aims to install the legal system in Western countries, including the United States.
The following are excerpts from a recent Christian Post interview with Darwish.
“Unfortunately, sharia - even in Muslim countries - is so against human nature that it has to be imposed by force because often it is rejected. So wherever you see sharia being practiced, it has always come and existed in that society through violence.
So the same dynamic is happening in Western Europe now. Muslims always use the word “impose” sharia. They never say let’s pass sharia, no, they say let’s impose sharia. The word impose is used.
It’s very important to the West before they start considering sharia as a religious right for Muslims to know what it is.
I don’t believe that sharia is a religious right. The West must really define what is a religious right and one of the basics in my opinion is that it does not hurt non-members of that religion. You can have all the religious rights you want but if your right to practice your religion violates the human rights of other people then that ceases to be a religious right.
Sharia law violates the human rights of women, of non-Muslims because it is part and parcel of sharia law to discriminate against non-Muslims. The commandment to do jihad is perhaps the centerpiece of Islam. It is not just the duty of a Muslim individual to do jihad, it is the duty of the Muslim head of state.
According to sharia books and mainstream Islam, the definition of jihad is “to war against non-Muslims to establish the religion.” (Christian Post, 9 April 2009)
The writing is on the wall - reject Islam now or become its vassal. (Also see Christian Post, 18 March 2009)
© 9 November 2010