The road to Hell and the road to Jahannam is the same damn road.
I became a conservative by being around liberals. I became a libertarian by being around conservatives. ~ Greg Gutfeld.
I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become a reality. - MLK
Of course, the Feds were correct in blocking that law. Had they not done so, then what about Mosaic law? Yes, Mosaic law also exists in the United States. Consider what is kosher. This is written into contracts in the Jewish community. In choosing to block Sharia law but not Mosaic law, the State of Oklahoma was essentially Violating the First Amendment, which states:
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.
Pertinent part bolded for emphasis.
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The ghost of Jack Kevorkian for President's Physician: 2016
It doesn't matter what "reason" someone "doesn't like" Sharia Law. It's a problem that doesn't exist. There is no Sharia Law in this country. No Islamic, Christian, or Jewish rule can ever override our rights or laws. The Old Testament explains a lot of different times it's ok to kill someone, but if that conflicts with US murder laws they can't be applied in a court.
So, either people support this bill because they hate Muslims or they support the bill because they have some idiotic idea that Islamic law can actually override US law. It can't.
Ignorance, hate, or both.
Like others have mentioned, there are times when foreign laws or religious laws are correct to apply in a court. An example case, which was partly responsible for this "controversy" was where a dispute came up in terms of ownership of a mosque. Some guys had been ousted as owners of the mosque, and they were suing in court saying this was done incorrectly. The ownership contract specified that ownership and operations would run in compliance with Sharia Law.
So the court had to apply Sharia Law in the case, to the extent that it determined how the contract worked. The court ruled that the contract had been followed as written, so there was no grounds for the lawsuit.
And people freaked out. "Sharia law takes hold in the US! Husbands can beat their wives!!!"
Idiocy. And hatred.
One of you will end up here next!