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


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.”


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