Okla. Muslim group urges veto of foreign law ban

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Associated Press

Posted on April 12, 2013 at 1:05 AM

Updated Friday, Apr 12 at 7:04 AM

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A Muslim advocacy group is calling on Gov. Mary Fallin to veto a bill that would ban the application of foreign law in Oklahoma.

The Oklahoma House on Thursday gave approved and sent to Fallin the bill that provides any court ruling based on foreign law that violates the Oklahoma or U.S. constitutions is void and unenforceable.

The Oklahoma chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations urged Fallin to veto the bill, calling it a "thinly-veiled effort to vilify Islam."

Republican state Rep. Sally Kern sponsored the bill and says it follows the overwhelming will of the people of Oklahoma.

A ban on the use of Islamic law approved by Oklahoma voters in 2010 that was later ruled unconstitutional.

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