An election board inspector readies “I Voted” stickers during early voting in Oklahoma City on Friday.
Some people in Oklahoma are either able to predict the future or they’re just anti-Muslim bigots. A measure on the ballot next week in the state will ask voters whether they want to pass, no joke, a constitutional amendment outlawing Shariah, or Islamic law.
Surprisingly enough, Oklahoma is not an epicenter of Muslim activity, with only 15,000 followers of Islam living within the state’s oddly shaped borders. And no, there is no knowledge of a single example of Shariah law in the great state of Oklahoma. —JCL
Los Angeles Times:
As the country grapples with its worst economic downturn in decades and persistent unemployment, voters in Oklahoma next week will take up another issue — whether they should pass a constitutional amendment outlawing Sharia, or Islamic law.
Supporters of the initiative acknowledge that they do not know of a single case of Sharia being used in Oklahoma, which has only 15,000 Muslims.
“Oklahoma does not have that problem yet,” said Republican state Rep. Rex Duncan, the author of the ballot measure, who says supporters in more than a dozen states are ready to place similar initiatives before voters in 2012. “But why wait until it’s in the courts?”