It came off as a session of biased rants rather than an informative panel on sharia law. The panel included Muneer Awad, CAIR Oklahoma Director, Imam Imad Enchassi of the Islamic Society of Greater Oklahoma City and Tulsa attorney and TCC Adjunct Professor, Keith O. McArtor. McArtor also serves on the Mayor's Police and Community Coalition.
Sprinkled throughout the discussion were descriptions of Oklahomans or politicans that included: reacting out of fear, used to gain power, demonized a group of people, were told what to think, led to believe, weren't thinking, willfully misinformed our voters, looming threat, creeping sharia, marginalize and target a group of people, anti-Muslim bigotry, fear, Islamophobia, power grab, McCarthyism, demonize Muslims, de-humanizing, easy for bullies to beat up, foolish, politics of fears, power grab, lack of education, un-American, poisonous toxic politicians, wasting time, need to think, ignornace of our system of government, they didn't know, all about fear, they are just ignorant, hate crime, hate messages, unearned social power, abuse of power, Christian governments did horrible things, we don't learn well from our history.
Their time should have been spent actually discussing sharia law in more detail. It's NOT just a principle for living a life as a Muslim. It's also a way to settle matters between Muslims, to make financial and other agreements, marriages, divorces, determining justice and can include legal and court proceedings. It is a complete way of life. And, it has ended up being the ruling system in a number of countries. It was also the basis for caliphate rule which lasted centuries upon centuries during 1400 years of Islamic supremacist empires. The full and complete implimentation of sharia is Islamic supremacy, in my opinion.
Rev. Crowell and Keith O. McArtor believe sharia law should be allowed to be practiced in Oklahoma just like other folks who live their lives following their own religious laws. Could someone direct me to a Christian law organization in America. please? Or provide me the names of some Christian law judges.
The panel should have spent some time to review the four primary schools of Islamic jurisprudence which rule on Islamic matters and evolving sharia law interpretations. They should have reviewed the role of the Figh Council of North America, (which school do they use?), discussed their national fatwa that Muslims should not use body scanners at airports, the role this council has in the daily lifes of American Muslims, if any. When would it have a role? What is its purpose? Who issues religious rulings or opinions in Oklahoma? How is that done? Is the word "sharia" mentioned in the Quran? Do Muslims believe sharia is God's law? You know stuff that actually provides information.
At the 10 minute mark Muneer Awad said his lawsuit against SQ 755 didn't have the effect nationally as CAIR thought it would. Wow! I guess it may have backfired on them somewhat since there are now 17 states this year, including Oklahoma (HB 1552), that have new bills pending that ban foreign laws. CAIR probably hoped Awad's lawsuit against Oklahoma would have made legislators all over the country cringe and back down.
Muneer Awad works for an organization started by leaders of the Islamic Association of Palestine, an overt arm of the Muslim Brotherhood. One of those IAP officials was CAIR co-founder, Omar Ahmed and he was quoted on July 4, 1998 in the San Ramon Valley Herald that Islam wasn't to be equal to any other faith in America but to be dominate. Ahmad said the Quran should be the highest authority in our country. He was chairman of the Board of CAIR at the time. Another former IAP employee and CAIR's National Communication Director, Ibrahim Hooper, was quoted in the Minnesota Star in 1993 "I wouldn't want to create the impression that I wouldn't like the government of the United States to be Islamic sometime in the future...But I'm not going to do anything violent to promote that. I'm going to do it through education." A 1991 Muslim Brotherhood document, not discovered until 2004, detailed their plan to destroy the U.S. democracy from within for Islamic supremacy.
The Islamic Society of Tulsa and Greater Oklahoma City are linked to the Muslim Brotherhood infrastructure here through their tight partnership with CAIR, the Islamic Society of North America, the North American Islamic Trust, the Muslim American Society and the Muslim Student Association.
Isn't this relevant? It never came up in the discussion, though. I guess we are suppose to simply ignore the Muslim Brotherhood infrastructure here and just believe what the Islamic leaders in Oklahoma linked to it say along with their shills. Wouldn't it have been helpful to bring this stuff into the discussion to get it all out in the open and have a very serious discussion here? Oh, I forgot for a moment, they were too busy demonizing most Oklahomans.
Do Oklahomans not have a right to be concerned?
When asked how Christians are treated in the Middle East, Imam Enchassis insisted that the bad stories sell (41.60) and Christians live in perfect harmony with Muslims in the Middle East (42.30). He then said the technology we enjoy today was created during the Golden era of Muslim Spain. Say what? Awad said that to have a blanket assumption that Christians don't have the same rights as others in the Middle East is false. Humm....
Video (source: Rev. Bill Crowell's video page on Vimeo and downloaded using that option):