- The Washington Times - Thursday, January 26, 2012

ANALYSIS/OPINION:

In 2010, voters in Oklahoma approved by a 70 percent majority the Save Our State Amendment. The measure would prevent courts from using Shariah, Islamic law, in deciding cases.

In response to an American Civil Liberties Union challenge, a federal appeals court upheld an injunction on the ban (“Shariah in America’s courts,” Comment & Analysis, Jan. 12). Once again, the courts are overriding the people’s voice. We fought the Revolutionary War to prevent this type of totalitarianism.

To think that a form of law adhered to by some of our enemies could even be considered in our courts is as absurd as the decision to have an artist from communist China sculpt Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s statue now in place at his memorial.

No foreign law precedes the legal code of the United States in our court system. This extreme political correctness must stop.

ED MULVANEY JR.

Anniston, Ala.

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