Oklahoma State Senator Aims To Stop 'Liberal Judges' From Imposing Sharia Law


Oklahoma State Senator Rex Duncan (R) is pushing for a ballot measure that would prohibit courts from considering international or sharia law when deciding cases. He says the measure is a “preemptive strike” against “liberal judges” who want to “undermine those founding principles” of America.

Oklahoma set to ban Sharia, Muslims not Happy / Loganswarning

If this is the “flip-side of the anti-Semitic coin”-  would the leftists prefer coins that don’t flip? Check out the venom and the bile from the enlightened progressives in the comments!

The “Save Our State” amendment would require Oklahoma courts to use state and federal laws only when ruling, and Duncan explained on MSNBC today that he wants to ensure “that our courts are not used to undermine those founding principles, and turn Oklahoma into something that our founding fathers and our great grandparents wouldn’t recognize.”

He said that “Oklahomans recognize that America was founded on Judeo-Christian principles,” and that his measure “is a pre-emptive strike to make sure that liberal judges don’t take to the bench in an effort to use their position to undermine” those principles by considering international or sharia law.

When asked if there was a danger of judges doing this, Duncan maintained that though it hasn’t happened yet, “it’s not just a danger. It’s a reality.”

“This is a war for the survival of America,” he said.

Duncan is also known for being among a group of lawmakers who returned their gift copies of the Quran to a state diversity panel, because they said the book endorses “the idea of killing innocent women and children in the name of ideology.”

He has also introduced legislation to subject repeat child molesters to the death penalty,

Give this man your vote! He knows what he’s doing!

2 thoughts on “Oklahoma State Senator Aims To Stop 'Liberal Judges' From Imposing Sharia Law”

  1. Oklahoma set to ban Sharia, to laughter from the galleries

    They’re laughing because everyone knows Sharia could never, ever come to Oklahoma, right?

    Actually, Americans in general are getting used to a lot more Sharia, bit by bit, piece by piece, than they realize.

    Preemptive strike: “Islamic Sharia Law to Be Banned in, ah, Oklahoma: Oklahoma Calls Ban on Islamic Law a ‘Preemptive Strike,'” by Joel Siegel for ABC News, June 14 (thanks to all who sent this in):

    Oklahoma is poised to become the first state in the nation to ban state judges from relying on Islamic law known as Sharia when deciding cases.
    The ban is a cornerstone of a “Save our State” amendment to the Oklahoma constitution that was recently approved by the Legislature.

    The amendment — which also would forbid judges from using international laws as a basis for decisions — will now be put before Oklahoma’s voters in November. Approval is expected.

    Oklahoma has few Muslims – only 30,000 out of a population of 3.7 million. The prospect of sharia being applied there seems remote. But a chief architect of the measure, Republican State Rep. Rex Duncan, calls the proposed ban a necessary “preemptive strike” against Islamic law coming to the state.

    “I see this in the future somewhere in America,” Duncan, who chairs the state House Judiciary Committee, told ABC News. “It’s not an imminent threat in Oklahoma yet, but it’s a storm on the horizon in other states.”

    Sharia – which means “path” in Arabic – governs many aspects of Muslim life and influences the legal code in a majority of Muslim countries.

    There are many interpretations of what Sharia means, but in some countries strict interpretations “are used to justify cruel punishments such an amputation and stoning as well as unequal treatment of women in inheritance, dress and independence,” according to the Council on Foreign Relations.

    There is actually no form of Sharia that doesn’t contain those things. There are Muslim countries where these elements of Sharia are not enforced, but there is no version of Sharia itself that doesn’t have them.

    Sharia has gained a toehold in some western countries, notably Great Britain, where five sharia courts have been established to settle certain disputes among Muslims, with the government’s blessing.
    The proposed Oklahoma amendment is aimed, in part, at “cases of first impression,” legal disputes in which there is no law or precedent to resolve the matter at hand.

    In such cases, judges might look to laws or rulings in other jurisdictions for guidance. The proposed amendment would block judges in Oklahoma courts from drawing on sharia, or the laws of other nations, in such decisions….

  2. “notably Great Britain, where five sharia courts have been established to settle certain disputes among Muslims, with the government’s blessing.”

    Errmm… make that 86..yes, EIGHTY SIX sharia courts that act outside of the British judicial system… at last count. Believe it or not, Britain is STILL supposed to be a Constitutionally Christian country! Yet only two years ago, the government was still denying the existence of these courts.

    The rate of Islamification in Britain is simply horrifying. In 1972 there were around 30,000 Muslims. Britain in 2001 had 2.5 million Muslims.

    Muslim-only enclaves now exist all over Britain from whole swathes of London, Leicester, Coventry and Birmigham, to Bradfordistan in the north, the second most Islamified city in Britain after London.

    Good on Oklahoma.. may other states now have the courage to follow suit.

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