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Mon Jan 30, 2017, 10:50 AM

Repeat bill would prohibit Sharia law in Oregon courts

PORTLAND, Ore, (KOIN) — A repeat bill being considered by the Oregon Legislature seeks to ban courts in Oregon from using Sharia law to make judicial decisions.

Senate Bill 479, filed by Sen. Brian Boquist, R-Dallas, reads as follows, “A court of this state may not consider Sharia law in making judicial decisions.”

The Oxford Dictionary defines Sharia as:

“Islamic canonical law based on the teachings of the Koran and the traditions of the Prophet (Hadith and Sunna), prescribing both religious and secular duties and sometimes retributive penalties for lawbreaking. It has generally been supplemented by legislation adapted to the conditions of the day, though the manner in which it should be applied in modern states is a subject of dispute between Muslim traditionalists and reformists.”

Since being filed, SB 479 has been referred to the Senate Committee on Judiciary where it still remains as of Sunday, according to legislative records.

Read more: http://koin.com/2017/01/29/repeat-bill-would-prohibit-sharia-law-in-oregon-courts/

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Mon Jan 30, 2017, 10:52 AM

1. I am guessing that

there has been some outbreak of the use of Sharia law in Oregon Courts of late?

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Mon Jan 30, 2017, 10:55 AM

2. Maybe "any" religion in courts should be banned, just saying

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