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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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