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Sharia Law Comes To the United States

People said it would never happen. There is no need to make an effort to ban Sharia law because it will never be in the United States. That’s what they said. Legislative efforts to ban Sharia law were always protested by groups such as the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) and other groups sympathetic to Muslims. Oklahoma is one of at least sixteen states that have introduced legislation to ban Sharia law. Two years ago, Oklahoma passed House Bill 1060 which prohibits the application of foreign laws when doing so would violate the Oklahoma or U.S. Constitution. The bill did not mention Sharia law or any foreign law specifically, yet CAIR decried its passage, saying that the bill attacks the religious principles of Islam. Opponents of this bill and similar bills in other states said Sharia law would never come here and that there is no reason to pass such legislation.

Those people were wrong.

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Jail for Calling Homosexuality A Sin

Tony Miano is a retired deputy sheriff and former chaplain with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. A little over a week ago he went to London with the ministry group called Sports Fan Outreach International to do street preaching outside the Wimbledon Tennis Championships. While doing this, he was arrested. When a woman heard Miano mention that the Bible was clear about homosexuality being a sin she cursed at him, then called the police who arrived shortly thereafter and arrested him. The charge was “using homophobic speech that could cause people anxiety, distress, alarm or insult.”

Upon arriving at the police station he was fingerprinted, had a DNA sample taken, then was interrogated. After a thirty minute interrogation and seven hours in jail, Miano was released when police decided to not pursue charges against him. A transcript of his interrogation can be found here. It is a bit lengthy but I highly encourage it be read. It appears Miano’s […] → Keep reading

Free Speech: Except About Muslims

I’ve seen occasional articles over the last few years about people being arrested in Great Britain for comments made on Twitter, Facebook and other social media sites that are critical of Muslims. The public murder of a British soldier by Muslims last month set off another wave of criticisms, resulting in more arrests. I read about three men who were all arrested, one being charged with “malicious communications” and the other two being charged with “inciting racial or religious hatred” under the Public Order Act.

A police statement about the arrests said, “These comments were directed against a section of our community. Comments such as these are completely unacceptable and only cause more harm to our community. People should stop and think about what they say on social media before making statements as the consequences could be serious.”

I didn’t used to think much of all this, attributing it to draconian law in Great Britain that stifles freedom of speech. […] → Keep reading