Muslim files federal lawsuit challenging new Oklahoma amendment on Sharia law

Muneer Awad, the executive director of the Oklahoma chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations, filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court challenging the constitutionality of a state question

BY CARLA HINTON Modified: November 5, 2010 at 12:39 am •  Published: November 5, 2010

The leader of a Muslim civil rights group filed a federal lawsuit Thursday challenging the constitutionality of a measure that prohibits Oklahoma courts from considering international law or Sharia law when making decisions.
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