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Why the anti-Shari’ah bill that passed in Oklahoma is poppycock

by Dawud Walid

The anti-shari’ah ballot proposal passed yesterday in Oklahoma stating that shari’ah nor international law can be used in Oklahoma law.  The passage of this is not only a moot issue for the most part, but it will probably be overturned when it is legally challenged.

First, this ballot measure appears to clearly violate the 1st Amendment, which is one of the most important foundations of the U.S. Constitution.  The measure clearly singled out shari’ah thus Islam without mentioning other religions or “religious law.”  Even if it clearly included Catholic Canon Law or Judiac Law as well, this would still be improper.

Second, given that Oklahoma is governed by the U.S. Constitution and the Oklahoma Constitution, not the Torah, Bible or any other religious text, there was no practical need for the ballot initiative to begin with EXCEPT for some politicians and activists to capitalize off of Islamophobia.  Even with this ballot measure passing, religious practice will still be considered regarding martial arbitration in Oklahoma.

Ironically, Oklahoma is a state which has the death penalty in which people, like in other states, have been placed on “death row” for crimes involving circumstantial evidence.  Many innocent persons in America, primarily minorities, have been unjustly executed over the years as has been clearly documented.  The reason behind the Illinois moratorium on executions is a clear reference.  It is a main principle in the books of judging in Islamic jurisprudence (Fiqh) that “it is better for the imam [judge] to err in pardoning a person than to err in punishing” per the saying of the Prophet Continue reading

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Islamophobia Rising! Heck Wake-up!!!

By Umer Sultan

Source: gainesville.com

Islamophobia is rising at a very alarming rate in the West and in particular the United States. Niqab bans and Minaret bans in Europe aside, and ignore recent ‘Draw Muhammad Day‘ campaign, there are news and events that do not make it to the global scale or even national level. That, however, does not mean that it can be ignored.

Allow me to provide you with these links. Dates might not be the exact day of incident as I got it from the earliest mentioning online site. Sit tight, hold your hearts for the time has come to keep your naive minds aside:-

Dan Finelli Ad: (on May 5th 2010) Mr Dan Finelli is a Florida Republican, new to the field of Politics. He is running for the 8th District seat and he ran 3 ‘bold’ actually racist and Islamophobe campaign ads. Showing brown person as a terrorist and a white man as a peaceful person! Mr. Finelli showed his ignorance by refusing to acknowledge that the suicide plane attack on an IRS facility in Texas, the shooting of Pentagon guards and the Christian militia plot to kill police officers (arrested in Michigan) were by “Whites.” DON”T STOP here! There is more below!!!

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