GOOD NEWS! If any of you have been watching or listening to any of the major talk shows lately, certainly you’ve heard of Dr. M. Zuhdi Jasser. He’s the president and founder of the American Islamic Forum for Democracy (AIFD), and in light of the recent Oklahoma law, the organization has issued a press release lauding the passage of the law. Here’s a portion of the press release:
“As Muslims dedicated to modernity, reform and our one law system in the west and in the United States, AIFD applauds the people of Oklahoma for passing State Question 755 and making “the legal precepts of other nations or cultures” off-limits to Oklahoma courts and specifically denying the use of Sharia Law.
The issue is simple. As Americans we believe in the Constitution, the Establishment Clause, and our one law system. SQ755 reaffirms the First amendment to the Constitution and prevents the Establishment or empowerment of a foreign legal system like the specific shariah legal systems implemented in many Muslim majority nations and in western shariah courts seen in places like Britain.