Former CIA Director Defends Oklahoma Ban on Shariah Law

Former CIA director James Woolsey is defending a measure that Oklahoma voters overwhelmingly passed last week barring state judges from relying upon Islamic (Shariah) law as the basis for making court decisions: “In some countries — more in Europe than here, but also a little bit here — men are saying if they are in adherence to Shariah, that Shariah gives them the authority to beat their wives and daughters, for various disciplinary purposes or for whatever reason,” Woolsey said.