Judge blocks Okla. amendment banning court use of Islamic law
A federal district judge has issued a temporary restraining order to block an amendment to the Oklahoma state constitution that would prohibit state courts from considering international or Islamic law when deciding cases.
The amendment was approved by 70% of voters last Tuesday.
The order today by Judge Vicki Miles-LaGrange will remain in effect until a Nov. 22 hearing, the Associated Press reports.
The order was sought in a lawsuit by Muneer Awad, an Oklahoma Muslim and executive director of the Council on American-Islamic Relations in Oklahoma, who argues that the amendment against sharia law “demonizes” his religion.
Islam terrorizes the world, but that does not seem to matter.