Just the opposite. Had they not passed the anti-sharia bill, there would be a lot more anti-Muslim hatred, especially against the sharia promoters from terror-linked CAIR. Americans are angry that these kinds of laws need to be passed at all, the result of CAIR’s litigation jihadists demanding that courts consider sharia law in their rulings.
(All photos are of sharia punishments)
Oklahoma Gazette Gov. Mary Fallin and state lawmakers should “embrace diversity” instead of demonizing the Muslim community, said Adam Soltani, executive director of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR). (Why should she? Muslims don’t embrace diversity in their communities)
His remarks came after Fallin signed House Bill 1060, which prohibits foreign laws from being enforced in Oklahoma courtrooms. Authored by Rep. Sally Kern, R-Oklahoma City, the legislation evolved after a federal appeals court ruled that a similar measure, State Question 755, was unconstitutional because it singled out Sharia law.
Considered the moral code and religious law of the Islam faith, Sharia law covers a wide spectrum of topics that range from crime and economics to diet and prayer.
Passage of HB 1060 was “an attempt to attack the same issue” as SQ 755, Soltani said. “We believe it is targeting the Oklahoma Islamic population.” (It is! No other religion is the problem that Islam is) He said the legislation could heighten anti-Muslim sentiments. (And this is a bad thing because why?)
“That’s what we’re afraid of,” Soltani said. “Why are people like … Kern trying to demonize Oklahoma Muslims and outlaw our way of life? They should embrace the diversity of Oklahomans.” (Because we know what sharia is all about)
The new law, Soltani charges, is confusing and likely will be challenged in court. CAIR is working with the Oklahoma chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) on a possible appeal. (Of course, Islamists working with Marxists to outlaw the Constitution)
Some in the state’s Muslim community worry that bigotry was behind the April 27 desecration of an Oklahoma City mosque. Vandals spray-painted the building with profanities and a drawing of what appeared to be a penis, according to investigators. The FBI is investigating the incident as a possible hate crime, but no suspects have been arrested, said agency spokesman Rick Raines.
Investigators said they are unsure if the vandalism was connected to the Boston Marathon bombings, in which the perpetrators were two Chechen Muslim brothers.
Fallin’s communications director, Alex Weintz, said the governor signed the measure as a “reaffirmation of the principle that the laws we recognize in Oklahoma are the laws of Oklahoma and the laws of the United States, not foreign laws.”