Pennsylvania Judge Rejects Muslim Woman’s Demand To Take Oath on the Koran

A judge in a case in Pennsylvania refused a Muslim woman’s demand that she be allowed to take the oath on the Koran instead of the Christian Bible. Now she is claiming that she is being discriminated against (naturally).

The case is a mere custody dispute between a man and wife in a divorce case. The woman’s husband had previously testified giving his oath with the Christian Bible, but when it came to be her turn, the wife refused to cooperate.

She demanded that she be allowed to use the Koran. The judge refused.

The woman’s estranged husband, who is also Muslim, swore on the Bible before his testimony.

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But he argued that her refusal to do so could be construed to make his testimony seem less truthful, and he argued to the court that her actions were a type of witness intimidation.

The judge rejected the woman’s argument that other states allow the use of non-Christian holy books.

The Pennsylvania statute, which calls for oaths on the “Holy Bible,” does allow for non-religious oaths, affirmations, and unspecified other types of oaths.

“Which oath so taken by persons who conscientiously refuse to take an oath in the common form shall be deemed and taken in law to have the same effect as an oath taken in common form,” the statute reads.

The woman and her attorney did not challenge the judge’s refusal to allow an oath under the Koran under that portion of the law.

This is yet another example of Muslims using our own laws to try and tear down our own system.

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Warner Todd Huston

Warner Todd Huston is a Chicago-based freelance writer, has been writing opinion editorials and social criticism since early 2001 and is featured on many websites such as Andrew Breitbart's BigGovernment.com, BigJournalsim.com and all Breitbart News' other sites, RightWingNews.com, CanadaFreePress.com, and many, many others. Additionally, he has been a frequent guest on talk-radio programs across the country to discuss his opinion editorials and current events as well as appearing on TV networks such as CNN, Fox News, Fox Business Network, and various Chicago-based news programs. He has also written for several history magazines and appears in the book "Americans on Politics, Policy and Pop Culture" which can be purchased on amazon.com. He is also the owner and operator of PubliusForum.com. Feel free to contact him with any comments or questions : EMAIL Warner Todd Huston and follow him on Twitter, on Google Plus , and Facebook.

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