Friday, October 28, 2016

Oklahoma Republican escalates fear-mongering, hate and Islamaphobia

Oklahoma State Representative John Bennett sets the needle back to "Zero Days" since Oklahoma has become a national embarrassment.  This week he initiated a study titled: “Radical Islam, Shariah Law, the Muslim Brotherhood and the radicalization process.”

As the release points out, “Bennett said he’s been ridiculed for his beliefs, but he is willing to do whatever it takes to protect Oklahoma and U.S. citizens from the real and present danger of radical Islam and its subsidiary groups.”

The photo above is more frightening to me than Muslims.  I  still remember April 19, 1995 (apparently Bennett has conveniently forgotten), still considered one of the worst acts of domestic terrorism.  

Here is the response from Oklahoma chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-OK)  to the Islamophobic atmosphere at the so-called “study”:
Representative John Bennett is shamefully wasting taxpayer money to promote his own biased agenda, said CAIR-OK Executive Director Adam Soltani. This hearing was a new low for Representative Bennett, as his guests presented a biased narrative that achieves nothing more than demonizing and marginalizing the Oklahoma Muslim Community.

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