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A Victory for the Constitution: OK Injunction Struck Down

Judge Vicki Miles-LaGrange has strongly stated that the so called “anti-Sharia” measure is an affront to the Constitution. A sad day for fear-mongerers like Robert Spencer, Pamela Geller and others who wished to foster hate of Muslims. Special shame on the politicians who attempted to ride the wave of Islam-bashing to populist success.

Judge rules in favor of Muslim man on State Question 755; Injunction filed


A federal judge today issued a preliminary injunction that keeps a restriction against Islamic Sharia law out of the Oklahoma Constitution for now.

In a 15-page order, U.S. District Judge Vicki Miles-LaGrange ruled in favor of an Oklahoma City Muslim who complained the new constitutional amendment would violate his religious freedom.

Oklahomans on Nov. 2 approved the amendment — in State Question 755 — with more than 70 percent of the vote. The amendment forbids state courts from using or considering international law or Islamic Sharia law in making decisions.

Muneer Awad, 27, quickly challenged the amendment, saying it demonizes his faith. Awad is executive director of the Council on American-Islamic Relations in Oklahoma.

The judge on Nov. 8 agreed to a temporary restraining order barring the state Election Board from certifying the SQ 755 results. Her order today means the Election Board is barred indefinitely from certifying the results.

In today’s order, the judge wrote that Awad “has made a strong showing that State Question 755’s amendment’s primary effect inhibits religion and that the amendment fosters an excessive government entanglement with religion.”

The judge also wrote: “This order addresses issues that go to the very foundation of our country, our (U.S.) Constitution, and particularly, the Bill of Rights. Throughout the course of our country’s history, the will of the ‘majority’ has on occasion conflicted with the constitutional rights of individuals, an occurrence which our founders foresaw and provided for through the Bill of Rights.”

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  • Robert

    No falafel yet, unfortunately. I’ll keep you updated until it starts raining them.

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  • Khushboo

    Yum, I love Falafels! I want to move to OK now.

  • muhammad ‘abd-al haqq

    @ Hisham

    “Hey muhammad, where in FL? I am in Miami.”

    i live in Coral Springs

  • Hisham

    Hey muhammad, where in FL? I am in Miami.

  • Dawood

    I see you are still having trouble controlling yours Farlowe – is it the garlic sauce and hummus that does it? 😀

  • Farlowe

    Does this mean Oklahoma will be overcome with falafels? What a tragedy that would be for those who cannot control their falafel cravings.

  • Awesome

    The entire case against Muslims and Islam, is based on nothing more than sensationalism mined from police blotter data. No authentic studies, no solid facts, just “what if”s.

    What IF Muslims want to establish “sharia law”

    What IF Muslims are planning something against non-Muslims.


    Of course, it is never going to be an established fact that Muslims are collectively engaged in any of these things, nor are there ever going to be any authentic, peer-reviewed studies that are going to be able to demonstrate this, for one simple reason:

    It’s not true.

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