Oklahoma GOP Reps Have To Stop Sharia Law In U.S. Because “We Are At War With them”
Oklahoma will have State Question 755 on the November 2 ballot, also known as the “Save Our State” constitutional amendment. If enacted this would prevent Oklahoma courts from making decisions based on Sharia law (via Think Progress).
Rep. Cory Williams (D-OK), who was one of the 12 lawmakers to oppose the measure, said, “If I was a Muslim Oklahoman, I would be offended by my religion being singled out.” Ironically, to defend against such claims, Republican lawmakers insist that the bill protects the courts from being “hijacked” by the people we are “at war” with.
Republican Rex Duncan (right) is one such Republican who lives in fear of Islamic law coming to the United States.
…he authored the legislation that spurred the ballot measure because he argues Sharia law provisions that are practiced in some countries — such as the unequal treatment of women — run in contrast with American principles. Although he is not aware of any Oklahoma courts making decisions based on Sharia law, he said actions by other countries and isolated events in the United States show this is a growing threat and action needs to be taken before it reaches Oklahoma.
Duncan isn’t the only Republican shaking in his boots that we’re going to be overrun with Islamic law in America.
Rep. Lewis Moore, R-Arcadia (right), said he views the criticism against the state questions as unfounded. He said Sharia law is a threat to the country that needs to be addressed.
“Are we not at war with this ideology?” he asked. “Are we not at war with them? Then why would we give in to this?”Click here for reuse options!
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