Eric Holder’s ‘people’ cancelled his speech at the Oklahoma City Police Academy graduation class with little notice — in fact, close to no notice. The earliest reports I find are dated April 24th, the day of the swearing-in ceremony for Police Academy cadets. His ‘people’ gave no explanation other than “regrets” and “heartfelt congratulations,” via an email, and denied the cancellation came because of the large and angry protests planned against the U.S. Attorney General. Holder may have cancelled, but the real story is, Oklahoma rejected Eric Holder.
Many thanks to all those who began online protests over the lawless, lying, racist attorney general having the honor speak to our cadets on a great day of celebration. Rally for America did a great job getting the news out. Then 2 Million Bikers to DC and 2 Million Bikers to DC Oklahoma took up the challenge. Special thanks to Belinda Bee at 2MB2DC for keeping the story front-and-center. I’d love to know how many phone, emails and faxes Oklahoma City Mayor Mick Cornett and Police Chief Bill Citty received from very angry Oklahomans.
Attorney General Eric Holder canceled an appearance before the Oklahoma City Police Department’s graduating cadet class Thursday amid angry protests over his scheduled visit…
A Justice Department spokesman denied that the trip was canceled because of the possibility of a hostile reception. An early meeting at the Justice Department delayed Mr. Holder’s departure from Washington, causing him to miss the graduation ceremony, spokesman Brian Fallon said in an email.
“The attorney general had been looking forward to addressing the cadets, and regrets he cannot attend in person,” Mr. Fallon said. “He extends his heartfelt congratulations to the cadets and their families.”
But Mr. Holder’s scheduled visit to Oklahoma City drew the criticism of several conservative lawmakers who planned the protest in anticipation of his arrival, including Republican state Rep. Paul Wesselhoft, who has said he believes that Mr. Holder should be impeached…
“He’s not coming because he’s a chicken,” Mrs. Russell told the Red Dirt Report, a local news website. “And he doesn’t want to be recorded with people protesting against him with signs like mine.” Source: Washington Times
With little-to-no-notice, Judge Vicki Miles-LaGrange stepped in for Holder. Miles-LaGrange is the Clinton
nominated judge who shot down Oklahoma’s ban on Sharia Law and any foreign law establishment in the state, siding with the Council on American Islamic Relations (CARI). In 2010, 70 percent of Oklahomans voted for the constitutional amendment. Miles-LaGrange is a native Oklahoman, studied at the University of Ghana, received her BA from Vassar and graduated Harvard Law. She has not spoken against the treatment of Muslim women anywhere on the globe, that I can find.
Miles-LaGrange also rejected the argument that the amendment could be salvaged by severing certain language that specifically mentioned Sharia law. That option would have retained less precise wording saying that Oklahoma courts “shall not look to the legal precepts of other nations or cultures.”
Woolsey told CNSNews.com that there have already been troubling court decisions in Europe, as well as one in New Jersey, in which courts have upheld violence against women as legal because the defendants adhered to Islamic law.
“There have been some awful cases in Germany and Italy — one in which a man’s right to severely beat his daughter was upheld by the Italian Supreme Court of Cassation,” Woolsey said. “(There were) two ugly ones in Germany where men’s rights to beat their daughters and wives were upheld by the judicial system.”…
But Woolsey, meanwhile, challenges the idea that the law unconstitutionally singles out Islamic law. He said Shariah is the only religious law that is currently being used to justify violence against women.
“If they (CAIR) can find an example of another religious doctrine that permits — indeed authorizes — the beating of women and little girls then one might want to listen to them,” he said. “I have not heard that the Confucians or the Anabaptists, or whoever, claim that a subset of their religious doctrines authorize such beatings.”
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