For Immediate Release: April 11, 2011
Sykes Responds to Questions Regarding SQ 755
Today, State Senator Anthony Sykes, author of State Question 755, the “Save Our State” Amendment that banned the use of International Law and Sharia Law in Oklahoma, responded to questions regarding the measure.
“There has been a lot of misinformation generated
that HB 1552 is the ‘No Sharia or International Law’ that
was passed last November by Oklahoma voters with 70% of the vote. It
is not. SQ 755 is currently on appeal to the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals.
A Federal Judge granted an injunction to the Council on Islamic Relations
to stop SQ 755 from taking effect. HB 1552 is a bill requested by a
Washington D.C. think tank in response to our SQ 755. While HB 1552
is a good measure, it does not come near to offering the protection
that SQ 755 does to Oklahoma voters. HB 1552 merely passes a law, which
is much different than the Constitutional Amendment the voters approved
in SQ 755. HB 1552 may be an option in the future and can be considered
at a later time.