Judge Carolyn Walker-Diablo is a Muslim American who swore into her position on a Koran. This didn’t sit well with many Christian conservatives, especially the ones at Fox News. Cenk Uygur, host of the The Young Turks, breaks it down. Tell us what you think in the comment section below.
"Geo.TV (Pakistan), Christian News Network and other news sources report that the recently elected New York trial court judge Carolyn Walker-Diallo was sworn in on the Koran; you can see a video of the swearing-in ceremonyhere. Can someone be sworn in on the Koran, rather than the Bible?
Not only can she, but she should. As I argued in the National Review in 2006, when Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.) was sworn in on the Koran, an oath of office is a religious ritual, both in its origins and its use by the devout today. The oath invokes God as a witness to one’s promise, as a means of making the promise more weighty on the oath-taker’s conscience.”*
Read more here: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/volokh-conspiracy/wp/2015/12/15/muslim-judge-in-new-york-takes-oath-on-the-koran/
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