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Friday, November 12, 2010

TAKE ACTION - Using Sharia Law In U.S. Court Cases Is A CLEAR Constitutional Violation.


In an attempt to uphold our Constitution and preserve Separation of Church and State, the state of Oklahoma recently passed SQ755, a constitutional amendment barring their state courts from using Islamic Sharia Law in deciding cases. C.A.I.R., the Council on American-Islamic
Relations, is challenging this new law. I ask that you take action and protect the Constitution. This is not an attack on Islam. It would be wrong for any religion to attempt to circumvent our legal system. You can contact the Oklahoma Chapter of C.A.I.R. by the following means:

  • Muneer Awad, Executive Director (405)248-5853
  • Nazia Khan, Opperations Coordinator (405)415-6851

C.A.I.R.'s National Headquarters can be contacted at:
453 New Jersey Avenue, S.E.
Washington, DC 20003
Tel: (202) 488-8787
Fax: (202) 488-0833

If you choose to send an e-mail, feel free to use the e-mail below, that I sent, as a template. Remember, be respectful! This is not an attack on Islam. People have the right to practice any religion they so choose, as long as it doesn't infringe on the rights of others. This is an attempt to
open a productive dialog, while voicing your concerns.

To Whom It May Concern:

Good morning. I hope this e-mail finds you doing well. I wanted to take the time to share my concerns about CAIR's opposition to Oklahoma's SQ755. As a tolerant and open minded individual, I am glad that we live in a country that allows us all the freedoms of speech, religion, and association. These rights are granted to us by the Constitution's First Amendment and the legally upheld concept of Separation of Church and State. This ensures us that personal religious beliefs will not interfere with our legal system or dictate any legal decision.

In addition to the Constitution and federal laws, by passing SQ755, Oklahoma took steps at the state level to preserve the Separation of Church and State. Just as you admirably work for a grater respect and tolerance of Islam in the United States, you must also respect the laws, practices, and freedoms granted by our Constitution.

Aaron Yeargan

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