November 8, 2010, - 2:17 pm
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It’s nauseating, but no surprise. A Clinton Judge with two last names, who spent considerable time in Ghana, sided with HAMAS fundraising arm/terrorism co-conspirator CAIR against the wishes of 70% of the voters of Oklahoma. That’s what Federal Judge Vicki Miles-LaGrange did today, in blocking a Constitutional amendment, which Oklahoma voters passed overwhelmingly, last Tuesday. Barack Obama was considering this woman as a nominee to the Supreme Court, FYI.
Miles-LaGrange took the side of CAIR’s Muneer Awad who claimed the law stigmatized Islam. Um, I think 9/11, Undiebombers, Times Square Bombers, Package Bombers, Fort Hood Shooters, John Allan Muhammad, 1983 Beirut, the hijacking of TWA 847, and many other things might be what actually stigmatized Islam. But, hey, that’s just me . . . and 70% of Oklahoma voters.
As you may know, the Oklahoma ballot proposal amended the state’s constitution, saying it would not recognize international or Islamic law (sharia). Not only is that legal, but it’s an affirmation of both U.S. sovereignty (and Oklahoma state sovereignty) and the U.S. Constitution’s “establishment clause,” forbidding the recognition and establishment of any particular religion, in this case–Islam.
But who cares about these long-held precepts in American law–these most precious basics on which our country is based–when CAIR and Islam have the attention of a judge who spent a good deal of time in a nation (Ghana) in which Muslims already constitute 15.9% of the population and growing. What happened to her while she was there? Judge Miles-LaGrange has Islamic Stockholm Syndrome.
A federal judge on Monday issued an order temporarily blocking certification of the election results for a state question banning the use of Shariah law.
U.S. District Judge Vicki Miles-LaGrange granted the order requested by Muneer Awad, executive director of the Oklahoma chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations.
Voters on Tuesday passed State Question 755 with slightly more than 70 percent of the vote.
The Oklahoma State Election Board on Tuesday will certify the election results without including State Question 755.
State Question 755 forbids state courts from considering international law or Shariah law when deciding cases. . . .
Awad said the constitutional amendment is a vehicle to stigmatize his faith. It tells citizens to consider his faith as threatening.
Again, why on earth would anyone consider Islam as “threatening”? Any ideas? (If anything, the word “threatening” is an understatement to the max. More like, deadly.)
And what do the voters of Oklahoma know? After all, how could these hard-working American citizens possibly know better than a Clinton Judge and her HAMAS-financier buddies.
Hey, isn’t democracy great? An overwhelming majority of voters (or legislators) can choose something, and if a liberal judge and extremist Muslims don’t like it, it’s stopped cold. Look, ma, just like Arizona.
**** UPDATE: Oklahoma City attorney Craig Sanders writes:
Read your post on the federal court temporary restraining order barring enforcement of the new constitutional amendment here in Oklahoma. Couple things you might want to know.
First, a hearing is set for November 22 on the merits of the motion.
Second, (you’ll love this), the outgoing Democrat attorney general didn’t even file a brief in opposition to the motion brought by CAIR. Apparently he was too busy cleaning out his office to respond to what is a clearly frivolous and vexatious motion. And the dems wonder why not a single democrat was elected to statewide office last Tuesday. When I moved here 4 years ago, Democrats controlled the governor’s office and both houses of the Legislature. After last Tuesday’s vote, we now have a Republican woman as governor with 75% republican margins in both the House and Senate. An amazing turnaround. But what we don’t have apparently, is the power to ban the use of Sharia law in our state courts. To hell with the will of the people in this state.
This is really unbelievable.
Cooley Law School ’96
The Oklahoma Secretary of State should certify the election results anyway and challenge the jurisdiction of the federal judge.
Amen to that.
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