Video: CAIR-OK Rep Discusses Anti-Islam Amendment

(WASHINGTON, DC, 11/8/2010) -- The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) today announced that a federal judge in Oklahoma has temporarily blocked an anti-Islam state ballot measure (SQ 755) that would have amended that state's constitution to forbid judges from considering Islamic principles (Shariah) or international law when making a ruling. SEE: Order Blocks Okla. Constitutional Amendment US District Judge Vicki Miles-LaGrange of the United States District Court -- Western District of Oklahoma today granted a temporary restraining order blocking certification of the recently-passed ballot measure by the Oklahoma State Board of Elections. Judge Miles-LaGrange also scheduled a hearing on November 22 for arguments as to whether she should grant a preliminary injunction that would extend the restraining order until a final determination is made in the case. Last Thursday, Muneer Awad, executive director of CAIR's Oklahoma chapter (CAIR-OK), filed a lawsuit as an individual challenging the constitutionality of the ballot measure. Awad's lawsuit, based on his own Shariah-compliant will, said SQ 755 violates the First Amendment's Establishment Clause that bars government bodies from making laws "respecting the establishment of religion." SEE: Full Text of Awad's Lawsuit "Today's ruling is a reminder of the strength of our nation's legal system and the protections it grants to religious minorities," said Awad. "We are humbled by this ... Government Grants for Women Video Rating: 4 / 5

Hispanics who are living in the country as legal residents are also given chances of getting free money. This free money is from the federal fund under government grants aimed at debt relief program. Such program is also open to minorities like them. They can also enjoy availing the same free grant's program like the rest of citizens in the country. Assortment of government programs can be availed by this sector. This, however, varies from state to state. Such grants may be: study grant, free training for mothers, and advance competency training for those teaching at pre-schools. Study grant is one of the popular programs because this allows them to get college education for free. Hispanics mostly belonged to below a poverty line. Hence most families have found it hard to send their children to college. The free study grant program is their chance of doing this. This doesnt mean. However, that every state in the country had this kind of program. So if theres none within the locality, they can also check out other states for such. Besides, relocating prospective grantee is not a problem. A grant of this nature also includes housing, food and book allowances. What a Hispanic student should do is seek assistance from their school guidance counselor. Most of the time, this person knew about government grants aimed at a debt relief program for minorities. The student will probably be given preliminary assessment by the school, such as grades, family background and legality of ... Government Grants for Women Video Rating: 0 / 5