Saturday, March 28, 2009

Today the headscarf, tomorrow the toilet paper ban in our food and medical facilities! No Jane Crow laws allowed

Oklahoma HB 1645 results in calls to action by national Islamic organizations!

Oklahoma HB 1645 would ban all head-coverings for driver's license photos. It is currently assigned to the Transportation Committee in the Senate after being passed overwhelmingly in the House of Representatives.

As the law stands now anyone can wear a head-covering for their photo as long as your hairline is not covered up, including a baseball cap worn backwards.

I'm OK with the law because it puts us all on the same page. Likewise, HB 1645 also puts us all on the same page; no head-coverings, period. However, for security reasons, I can see the point to have one's hair exposed for this photo ID.

What I really have a major problem with is that three national Islamic organizations, CAIR, the Islamic Society of North American and the Islamic Circle of North America, have stuck their noses into Oklahoma legislative business and issued a call to action to Muslims across the nation to flood this committee with phone calls and e-mails. See here, here and here.

CAIR also created a form letter with the ACLU for Oklahomans to use to try to defeat this bill and they have written U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder.

In addition to these national organizations, the UK's Islamic Human Right's Commission (IHRC) has joined the effort by posting the alert issued by the Sikh American Legal Defense and Education Fund. IHRC is an NGO with Special Consultative Status with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations! Sikhism is not Islam so I don't understand why the IHRC picked it up. Personally, I've never seen a Sikh is Oklahoma, but that's neither here or there.

Two of the three national Islamic organizations, the Islamic Society of North America and CAIR were named unindicted co-conspirators in the Holy Land Foundation Hamas terror funding trial. The Islamic Circle of North America is just as controversial (see below).


The Republicans led the fight against Jim Crow laws, not the Republicans must lead the fight against Jane Crow laws!