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Obama Picks Pro-Shariah Law Advocate?

Obama Picks Pro-Shariah Law Advocate?April 1, 2009 -
TraditionalValues.org
Harold Koh, the former dean of the Yale Law School has been picked by President Barack Hussein Obama to be the legal adviser to the Department of State. Koh will represent America at the United Nations and the International Court of Justice.

Koh is an outrageous transnationalist lawyer who believes that American law should be interpreted according to international "norms" instead of our U.S. Constitution.

In 2007, at a speech before the Yale Club in Greenwich, he claimed that he didn't see why Shariah law couldn't be applied to govern cases in the United States. Shariah law is a ruthless Islamic legal system that calls for stoning of women who are victims of rape; for cutting off heads and hands of adulterers; and death for anyone who leaves Islam for another religion.

As TVC Executive Director Andrea Lafferty has stated: "Shariah is counter-Constitutional, based on Islamic principles which favor Muslims over non-Muslims and men over women and children. Rights are dispensed unequally according to religion and gender."

Koh also wants American law to be subjugated to international law and to the International Criminal Court. He suggests pushing a "transnational legal process" in the U.S. that will "generate legal interpretations that can in turn be internalized into the domestic law of even resistant nation-states."

TVC warned about Koh back in November when he was being touted as a possible Supreme Court nominee. At that time, Lafferty described him as a "committed pro-abortionist who views the Constitution as an etch-a-sketch tablet. Koh thinks that the meaning of the Constitution is whatever a judge of U.N. resolution says it means." Koh is clearly willing to give away our national sovereignty.

He wants "human rights advocates" to litigate in domestic courts as well as international courts to bring out rulings that will subvert American constitutional government.

TVC has vowed to fight his confirmation.

 TAKE ACTION: Contact your two U.S. Senators and ask that they oppose the confirmation of Harold Koh to the Department of State or any other post in the government.
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