“Nation, recently Oklahoma passed a ballot initiative forbidding the use of Islamic Shariah law. Thank God. It is the only thing keeping Oklahoma’s huge Muslim population from instituting burqa night at the Tulsa Hooters.”
—Stephen Colbert on Jan. 25’s “The Colbert Report.” This isn’t the first time Oklahoma’s controversial Shariah ban has found itself parodied on Colbert’s show, but at least this time there were more ridiculous stories to report. Colbert used the state’s Shariah law to lead into a segment about certain news organizations and televangelists and their terror over halal, which is a Muslim way of preparing meat.