The Koran forbids allegiance to non-Muslim authority, so isn’t this Muslima’s vow worthless? How can she serve two two masters at once? In Islam, sharia supersedes all manmade laws. It is the law of Allah.
The Koran dictates that Islam is in a perpetual war against all infidels until a sharia-dominant world is established. Which master will she serve in this conflict?
I find the circus that followed her swearing in to be outrageous and contemptuous of American legal traditions.
“Carolyn Walker-Diallo, Muslim judge, sworn in on Koran in Brooklyn,” BY Leonard Greene, New York News, December 17, 2015
A routine municipal ceremony has become seeped in controversy after a Brooklyn Civil Court judge was sworn in using a Koran.
Carolyn Walker-Diallo, who was elected last month in Brooklyn’s 7th Municipal District, took her oath of office Thursday using the holy book of Islam as a testament to her Muslim faith.
The swearing-in session went off without a hitch, but after attendees posted video of the ceremony to social media, the backlash became so severe that some of Walker-Diallo’s supporters became concerned for her safety.
“Sickening,” one Facebook user posted in response to the video. “Is this America or the Middle East.”
Carolyn Walker-Diallo is sworn in as judge in Brooklyn on a Koran. Photos of the ceremony inspired hateful Facebook comments.
Walker-Diallo did not return calls for comment.
On her campaign page, she makes reference to her faith.
“All is praise (sic) is indeed due to the Most High!” she said in a post thanking her supporters. “I am humbled that my community has entrusted me with the immense responsibility of ensuring that EVERYONE has notice and a FAIR opportunity to be heard in the halls of justice.”
Since the dawn of the nation, elected officials have been taking oaths of office. Under the U.S. Constitution, a candidate for office must “swear or affirm” an oath.
“Affirming” was for the benefit of people who have a religious objection to invoking God in an oath.
Courtesy of Pamela Geller.