CAIR challenges constitutionality of State Question 755

by associate editor on November 5, 2010

in 2010,IO - Law Enforcement,IO - State/Local Government

Law Enforcement Influence Operation

Date: November 4, 2010

Description:

In the November 2, 2010 election, over seventy percent of Oklahoma voters voted “yes” on State Question 755 (SQ 755), thereby preventing the use of Sharia law in Oklahoma courts. CAIR-Oklahoma announced that it will file a lawsuit against SQ 755 because they believe the ballot measure is unconstitutional.

CAIR says SQ 755 will infringe on the constitutional rights of ordinary Oklahomans in their daily lives — including the right to wear religious head scarves, choose Islamic marriage contracts or to be buried according to one’s religious beliefs.

CAIR-OK Executive Director Muneer Awad’s lawsuit, which is based on his own Shariah-compliant will, says SQ 755 violates the First Amendment’s Establishment Clause that bars government bodies from making laws “respecting the establishment of religion.”

Source:

http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/cair-muslims-lawsuit-says-okla-amendment-violates-constitution-106718503.html

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