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[font=arial,helvetica,sans-serif]Judges to consider Quran use for oaths
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[font=arial,helvetica,sans-serif]Islamic center's offer to donate books was denied in Greensboro[/font]
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[font=arial,helvetica,sans-serif]The state's judges will be asked this week to decide whether witnesses in North Carolina courtrooms can be sworn in on a Quran rather than a Bible.[/font]

[font=arial,helvetica,sans-serif]The move comes after Guilford County judges rejected an offer last week by the Greensboro Islamic center to donate copies of the Quran, the Muslim holy book.[/font]

[font=arial,helvetica,sans-serif]The Administrative Office of the Courts will ask the opinion of the state's judges when they meet this week at judicial conferences in Asheville and Wrightsville Beach, said Dick Ellis, a spokesman for the office.[/font]

[font=arial,helvetica,sans-serif]"We'll take the input of the judges and bring it together and try to come up with an answer that pleases most people and follows the law," he said.[/font]

[font=arial,helvetica,sans-serif]That move came after the office got queries on the issue last week.[/font]

[font=arial,helvetica,sans-serif]In a preliminary opinion issued last week, a lawyer for the Administrative Office of the Courts said that state law allows people to be sworn in using a Quran rather than a Bible, Ellis said. But Guilford County judges told officials with the Islamic center Friday that they would not allow that in their courtrooms.[/font]

[font=arial,helvetica,sans-serif]"An oath on the Quran is not a lawful oath under our law," W. Douglas Albright, Guilford's Senior Resident Superior Court judge, said earlier in the week.[/font]

[font=arial,helvetica,sans-serif]That decision disappointed Syidah Mateen, who tried to donate the copies of the Quran.[/font]

[font=arial,helvetica,sans-serif]"This is a diverse world, and everybody does not worship or believe the same," she said.[/font]

[font=arial,helvetica,sans-serif]Ellis said he is not aware of anyone ever being allowed to swear on anything other than the Bible in a North Carolina courtroom. [/font]

[font=arial,helvetica,sans-serif]Anyone who objects to that may take an oath, which means that they raise their hand and affirm to tell the truth.[/font]
maybe that is a plan to keep non christians out of the courts
 

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Western civilisations are mostly Christian.
You don't go to another country and attempt to force your beliefs on others.
If I went into Iran and offered them to use Bibles instead of Korans, I would have my head cut off.
 

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anyway regardless, it doesn't make a difference it is prohibited to swear on anything islamicaly other than the oneness of god or the truth of his word. I don't see the difference of putting my hand on a book is going to make on my desire to tell the truth...
 

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Besides, why would anyone take an oath on a Holy book of a different religion, i mean when you dont believe in THAT specific religion, theres no point in even touching or saying the truth in the presence of that Holy book
 

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"An oath on the Quran is not a lawful oath under our law," W. Douglas Albright, Guilford's Senior Resident Superior Court judge, said earlier in the week.
Up tight self reitcheous and many more rude words go to this idiot.

By law it should be accepeted because the law is supposed to uphold that everyone is equal, thus by this logic religion and whats associated should be accepted. I odn't agree with this judge and I don't agree with this 'sworn in' crap either.

It should all just be thrown out the window IMHO
 

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"An oath on the Quran is not a lawful oath under our law," W. Douglas Albright, Guilford's Senior Resident Superior Court judge, said earlier in the week.
I very much doubt this. When in court here in southern California, if you tell the judge that you are an atheist, or other non-Christian religion, they will allow you to swear an oath just on your word. I don't think they can legally discriminate in this instance.
 

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K.I.L.E.R said:
Western civilisations are mostly Christian.
You don't go to another country and attempt to force your beliefs on others.
If I went into Iran and offered them to use Bibles instead of Korans, I would have my head cut off.
What about atheists, who are forced to swear upon something they place no significance at all?
 

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maybe they think that we can swear opon Darwin's "Origin of Species" or some other book that covers evolution
 

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Does any one really care though? In the end people will lie regardless of what they swear on.
 
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