An Islamic critic and terrorism expert is not surprised that a radical pro-terrorist organization would try to use the courts to usurp the will of Oklahomans who want no part of sharia law.
Earlier this week, U.S. District Judge Vicki Miles-LaGrange issued a temporary restraining order to block the state’s constitutional amendment that prohibits courts from considering international or Islamic law when deciding cases.
That move prevents the state election board from certifying the results of the November 2 general election, in which the amendment was approved by over 70 percent of voters. The order will remain in effect until a November 22 hearing on a requested preliminary injunction, which was issued in a lawsuit filed by the executive director of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) in Oklahoma.
The amendment effort was spearheaded by ACT! for America, which was founded by bestselling author Brigitte Gabriel. She points out that CAIR has consistently supported Islamic supremacism.
“Let’s all remember that this is the organization whose current communications director, Ibrahim Hooper, told the Minneapolis Star Tribune in 1993 that he hoped America’s government would be Islamic sometime in the future,” Gabriel notes. “This is also the organization whose co-founder, Omar Ahmed, told two California newspapers in 1998 that he wanted the Koran to be the highest authority in America. CAIR Oklahoma saying that they’re suing because it’s discriminatory is absurd,” she decides. “State Question 755 protects non-Muslims and Muslims alike from the tyranny and discrimination of sharia law.”
The ACT! for America founder thinks CAIR is suing because Ahmed and Hooper want to challenge State Question 755’s firewall against sharia law, the Islamiic law they both clearly want enforced in America. But she is confident the amendment will be upheld in court.