Bill Clinton appointment, Judge Vicki Miles-LaGrange extended her temporary injunction of Oklahoma’s new Constitutional Amendment to ban International and Sharia Law in the State.
The injunction was due to expire yesterday. This is a temporary injunction, not permanent. According to NewsOk, the Oklahoma Election Board can appeal now and the State Attorney General’s office is considering it’s options.
In Monday’s order, the judge wrote that Awad “has made a strong showing that State Question 755’s amendment’s primary effect inhibits religion and that the amendment fosters an excessive government entanglement with religion.”
Garbage. I’m shocked that a distinguished woman like Miles-LaGrange can’t see beyond what Islam wants to “wrought” here. Muneer Awad, a Council on Islamic American Relations (CAIR) executive director, brought the suit claiming his religious freedoms will be breached if the Amendment becomes law. There is only one way that can be true, and that is if your government is your religion, and if that is the case, America cannot accommodate your government. We can, and always do, accommodate your religion.
Awad complained that if he doesn’t have access to Sharia Law in Oklahoma, his Will cannot be adjudicated. If that’s the case, then why not draw up a will that American courts can adjudicate…or leave Oklahoma or the country.
He wants nothing to do with American courts, yet he went to an American court to thwart the will of 70% of his state’s voters. That’s not the way it works. Muslims cannot make their own laws. Awad has the same access each of us has.
Judge Miles-LaGrange must have given the Amendment no thought at all, and obviously has no sufficient knowledge of Islam, or maybe I’m wrong. She received her BA from the University of Ghana in 1974 and later from Vassar and Howard University Law School. Maybe a Vassar girl doesn’t give a flip about the rights of women.
Just think, the woman who said the following has her position for life:
“One’s right to life, liberty, and property, to free speech, a free press, freedom of worship and assembly, and other fundamental rights may not be submitted to vote; they depend on the outcome of no elections.”
Awad’s free speech, free press, freedom of worship and assembly or any other “fundamental” right will remain the same when the Amendment becomes law, but he must have his Will go through American courts, like the rest of us. One thing he will not have is the right to rape his wife, behead his daughter or get a divorce by repeating the desire three times. This is America. We do not subject Americans to barbaric practices and we do not have two court systems.