Barbara Bradley Hagerty http://kosu.org en Court Strikes Down Oklahoma Shariah Ban http://kosu.org/post/court-strikes-down-oklahoma-shariah-ban Transcript <p>AUDIE CORNISH, HOST: <p>A federal appeals court has struck down Oklahoma's ban on Sharia law. The ruling said the state amendment, which was passed in 2010, discriminated against Muslims.<p>NPR's Barbara Bradley Hagerty reports.<p>BARBARA BRADLEY HAGERTY, BYLINE: Seventy percent of Oklahomans passed the amendment to their state constitution. [POST-BROADCAST CORRECTION: Seventy percent of Oklahoma voters passed the amendment.] It barred courts from recognizing Sharia law - that is, Islamic law - as valid. Wed, 11 Jan 2012 21:55:00 +0000 Barbara Bradley Hagerty 2561 at http://kosu.org Oklahoma's Anti-Shariah Law Put On Hold, For Now http://kosu.org/post/oklahomas-anti-shariah-law-put-hold-now A federal judge on Monday temporarily stopped Oklahoma's new anti-Shariah law from taking effect.<p>Oklahoma's law -- a ballot initiative approved by 70 percent of Oklahomans in the Nov. 2 elections -- would change the state constitution to prohibit courts from considering international or Muslim law when deciding cases.<p>Muneer Awad, head of the Oklahoma chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations, wasn't surprised at the Nov. Thu, 11 Nov 2010 00:47:00 +0000 Barbara Bradley Hagerty 642 at http://kosu.org Oklahoma's Anti-Shariah Law Put On Hold, For Now Oral Roberts, Pioneer Televangelist Dies http://kosu.org/post/oral-roberts-pioneer-televangelist-dies Transcript <p>ARI SHAPIRO, host: <p>Oral Roberts introduced a fiery Pentecostal style into mainstream Christianity. He tied his faith to his finances, creating a multimillion dollar empire. The 91-year-old Roberts died yesterday in Newport Beach, California of complications from pneumonia. He leaves behind a television legacy and a university that bears his name. NPR's Barbara Bradley Hagerty has this profile. <p>BARBARA BRADLEY HAGERTY: Oral Roberts was born in Oklahoma in 1918. The son of a Pentecostal preacher, he begin his career as a local pastor. Wed, 16 Dec 2009 11:27:00 +0000 Barbara Bradley Hagerty 2785 at http://kosu.org