The 10th Circuit Court of Appeals has declared Oklahoma’s ban on Sharia Law unconstitutional.
In November, U.S. District Judge Vicki Miles-LaGrange threw out the state constitutional amendment.
In Nov. 2010, voters approved a constitutional amendment banning Sharia Law in Oklahoma. The appeals court noted that even supporters of the amendment couldn’t find even a single example of Sharia Law being used or even cited in any court case or legislation.
In its decision, the court agreed that the law violated the U.S. Constitution’s Establishment Clause. They said the law’s aim was to single out Muslims for discrimination and had no basis in reality. They did stop short of calling voters in Oklahoma dumbasses.
The judges wrote:
“Given the lack of evidence of any concrete problem, any harm Appellants seek to remedy with the proposed amendment is speculative at best and cannot support a compelling interest.”
In defending the law, Oklahoma lawmakers who proposed the amendment and attorneys defending it in court called it a defensive move. They see Sharia Law as discriminatory and allowing practices such as marital rape.
Rape, however, is already illegal in Oklahoma under civil law.
And what is interesting is that Oklahomans who see Sharia Law as infringing on civil rights have no interest in protecting the civil rights of their LGBT neighbors — who are treated extremely harshly under Sharia Law, incidentally. Just this week, lawmakers introduced discriminatory legislation to reinstitute “don’t ask, don’t tell” in the Oklahoma National Guard.
And by the way included in Sharia Law are the 10 Commandments, so in banning Sharia Law, the dumbasses who voted for this law were also banning the 10 Commandments.