by James M. Branum

URGENT PRESS CONFERENCE to be held at OK State Capitol to announce lawsuit against unconstitutional new state law

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I just got through the email grapevine…

(OKLAHOMA CITY, OK, 11/3/2010) — On Thursday, November 4, the Oklahoma chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-OK) will hold a news conference with religious and civil rights leaders in the State Capitol Building to announce the filing of a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of an anti-Islam ballot measure (State Question 755) passed in yesterday’s election. The measure amends the state constitution to forbid judges from considering Islamic law or international law when making a ruling.

WHAT: CAIR-OK News Conference to Announce Legal Challenge to Anti-Islam Ballot Measure

WHEN: Thursday November 4, 2010, 2 p.m.

WHERE: State Capitol Building, 2nd Floor in the Press Room

CONTACT: CAIR-Oklahoma Executive Director Muneer Awad, 405-248-5853, E-Mail:

Law Professor: Ban on Sharia Law ‘a Mess’ (CNN)

America’s Sharia Hysteria (Daily Beast)

What Is Shariah and Why Does It Matter? (Huffington Post)

Speakers at the news conference will include:

* Muneer Awad — Executive Director, CAIR-OK

* Chuck Thornton — Deputy Director, ACLU-Oklahoma

* Imad Enchassi — Imam, Islamic Society of Greater Oklahoma City (ISGOC)

* Nathaniel Batchelder — Director, Central Oklahoma Human Rights
Association (COHRA)


Written by James M. Branum

November 3, 2010 at 6:18 pm

Posted in Uncategorized

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