Oklahoma? What the hell is wrong with you?
Oklahoma is poised to become the first state in the nation to ban state judges from relying on Islamic law known as Sharia when deciding cases.
The ban is a cornerstone of a “Save our State” amendment to the Oklahoma constitution that was recently approved by the Legislature.
The amendment – which also would forbid judges from using international laws as a basis for decisions – will now be put before Oklahoma’s voters in November. Approval is expected.
Oklahoma has few Muslims – only 30,000 out of a population of 3.7 million. The prospect of sharia being applied there seems remote. But a chief architect of the measure, Republican State Rep. Rex Duncan, calls the proposed ban a necessary “preemptive strike” against Islamic law coming to the state.
“I see this in the future somewhere in America,” Duncan, who chairs the state House Judiciary Committee, told ABC News. “It’s not an imminent threat in Oklahoma yet, but it’s a storm on the horizon in other states.” </em>
First it was the insulting, draconian anti-abortion laws, now this? Are you people proud of rivaling South Carolina for “stupidest state”?
Real slow, read my lips: We’ll never have Sharia law in this country.