When Greensboro resident Syidah Mateen tried to donate some copies of the Quran to the courts of Guilford County, N.C., in order to give Muslim witnesses the option of being sworn in on their own holy text rather than the Bible, an interesting situation erupted. Many of North Carolina’s state court officials found themselves at odds with their comrades, torn as to whether to allow such a practice. Near the beginning of this debate, a lawyer from the Administrative Office of the Courts, based in Raleigh, offered his opinion that the state law currently in place allows people to be sworn in using a Quran instead of a Bible. (MORE)

 

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