Here is what could well be an attempt to take a chink out of America’s foundation.
Here it is folks, the assault on our legal system is starting. The claimant in this case is a Muslim and says that by denying to let his will be interpreted in accordance with shari’a law could eliminate his heirs from getting a true reading of the intent of the document.
There seems to be some reason why people don’t understand that if they live in the United States they live in accordance with United States law. There is no room for another system of laws other than the one spelled out in our constitution.
The claimant says that Christians and Jews can have their laws considered in the interpretation of their wills and feels that he should have the same right and be able to have his will interpreted using shari’a law. That is where he is wrong.
The Untied States is founded on Judeo-Christian values which were put there on purpose by our founders to insure that we understand that our freedom and rights are those given to us by the “Creator” and not by government.
A quote from the beginning of the following by Ronald R. Cherry:
“Judeo-Christian Values in America have a basis in the Declaration of Independence:
The following is the closing paragraph from an article by Ronald R. Cherry that was published on americanthinker.com about our Jedeo-Christian values. I think you owe it to yourselves to read the entire article which you will find here.
October 6, 2007
An Oklahoma initiative that bars state judges there from considering Islamic law in court decisions came in for a barrage of questioning at the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver on Monday, in a case that could have national implications.
The controversy focuses on a measure voters in Oklahoma overwhelmingly approved last year. The measure prevents judges from basing rulings in any way on international law and then mentions Islamic law — known as Shariah — specifically.
Oklahoma is the only state to pass such an initiative, but opponents of the law say lawmakers in at least 20 other states have considered or are considering similar measures.
A three-judge panel of federal 10th Circuit judges on Monday repeatedly asked Patrick Wyrick, Oklahoma’s solicitor general, why Shariah law was singled out and whether that amounts to discrimination against Muslims.
Wyrick responded that it doesn’t because the initiative is intended only to apply to aspects of Shariah that would claim legal precedence.
But opponents of the initiative — who filed suit last year to block its certification — say the law denies Muslims rights that would be afforded to people of other religions.
For instance, Muneer Awad, the executive director of the Council on American-Islamic Relations in Oklahoma and the suit’s plaintiff, said the law would invalidate certain civil documents, such as wills.
His own will, Awad said, instructs a judge to refer to specific Islamic precepts to resolve situations where Awad’s intent is not clear. Awad argues that the initiative would block a judge from doing that, even though he says a judge would be able to do that for someone of Christian or Jewish faith.
Micheal Salem, the attorney representing Awad, said the initiative was a “pre-emptive strike” against one religion and was passed out of fear of Islam.
“Once it is certified, this law will condemn every Muslim in the state of Oklahoma,” Salem argued. “They will no longer be welcome.”
A federal district court judge in Oklahoma has already temporarily blocked the initiative’s certification, a ruling Oklahoma’s election board appealed to the 10th Circuit.
The 10th Circuit judges Monday quizzed Salem about whether this was the right time to challenge the constitutionality of the initiative, before it has even officially become law.
Salem said the law’s certification would cause immediate harm to Oklahoma’s Muslims, who amount to less than 1 percent of the state’s population.
Wyrick, meanwhile, said the initiative is not discriminatory and defended the measure as merely intending to set ground rules for Oklahoma courts.
“It was just to determine what type of law should be applied and adhered to in court,” Wyrick said.
The 10th Circuit is expected to issue its ruling later this year.
John Ingold: 303-954-1068 or firstname.lastname@example.org”
Please start actively petitioning your Senators and Representative to stop this madness now. Once shari’a law gets a foot hold, even one little place like in the situation above, all is lost. They will not stop until shari’a takes precedence over U.S. law and then….