Oklahoma Muslims Unsure of Status After Shariah Referendum

November 4, 2010

Author: Omar Sacirbey

Source: BeliefNet

Wire Service: RNS


Born and raised in Oklahoma, Sarah Albahadily will wear her headscarf to a Brad Paisley concert and her cowboy boots to mosque.

There are two things she says she never misses: Friday prayers or a University of Oklahoma football games.

But after seven in 10 Oklahoma voters on Tuesday (Nov. 2) approved State Question 755, a constitutional amendment that prohibits courts from using Islamic law, known as Shariah, Albahadily suddenly feels a little less at home in the Sooner State.