CAIR-OK Executive Director Muneer Awad said politicians used fear-mongering and misinformation to scare Oklahomans into voting for the measure, which he claimed was in direct conflict with the U.S. Constitution.
Actually, Mr. Awad has it backwards. It is sharia law that is in direct conflict with the U.S. Constitution.
First, Sharia law at its core does not regard non-Muslims as equal citizens, but rather as dhimmis who are to be tolerated and protected under Islamic rule so long as they play by Islamic rules. Thus, Islamic law grants many privileges only to Muslims, and discriminates against non-believers.
Indeed, the Koran commands Muslims to
“[F]ight those who believe not in Allah nor the Last Day, nor hold that forbidden which hath been forbidden by Allah and His Messenger, nor acknowledge the religion of Truth, (even if they are) of the People of the Book [Christians and Jews], until they pay the Jizya with willing submission, and feel themselves subdued.”