A Facebook post from state Rep. John Bennett reads: “The Quran clearly states that non-Muslims should be killed. Arab is the ethnicity, not Muslim or Islam. Be wary of the individuals who claim to be ‘Muslim-American.’ Be especially wary if you are Christian.”
Tulsa World Representative John Bennett from Sallisaw says he’s tired of being politically correct when it comes to terrorist actions being linked to Muslims extremists. CAIR Oklahoma chapter is now demanding he issue an apology for what they call “derogatory statements.”
The leader of the Hamas-linked Oklahoma chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) on Wednesday called on Republican leaders to repudiate remarks made by state Rep. John Bennett on his private Facebook account. Adam Soltani, CAIR Oklahoma executive director, is also asking the Republican from Sallisaw to apologize for the remarks. (Oh, bite me)
Soltani said Bennett took the phrase out of context. (Whenever a non-Mulsim quotes from the quran, Muslims ALWAYS whine it is out of context. The entire quran is out of context, a big mishmash of hatred and violence written helter skelter with no rhyme or reason) “This is something revealed in the context of them being at war,” Soltani said. “This is when you meet in battle. It doesn’t say just go out and kill people.” (Riiiight, tell that to the 2 journalists in Syria)
He said elected leaders should not be seeking to instill fear of Islam or Muslims. (They don’t have to, Muslims are doing a very good job of that themselves)
“Anti-Muslim bigotry and statements that promote misunderstanding and incite hatred toward a minority group have no place in the Oklahoma Republican Party,” Soltani wrote in a letter to Bennett. “Individuals elected to represent the people of Oklahoma should be held accountable for such extremist, inaccurate and intolerant views.” (Muslims incite hatred against them by their own actions. No misunderstandings there)
Bennett, 40, said he has no intention of apologizing, adding he was referring to Muslims who hold extreme views. Bennett, who served in the Marines for 21 years, said he was trying to inform and educate Americans as to what is really going on. He said he has been in the Middle East a few times and is aware of the atrocities inflicted by extremists in the name of religion.
Dave Weston, Oklahoma Republican Party chairman, called CAIR’s criticism of Bennett disingenuous. If the United States were ruled by Islam, Christians and Jews would have to pay a tax to practice their faith, Weston said. Those who do not pay are beheaded, Weston said. “Islam coexists peacefully with nonbelievers only if those skeptics abide by their unalterable stipulations,” Weston said.
Later in the day, Bennett issued a news release saying the terrorist activities of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria could soon reach the United States. He was critical of how President Obama has handled the situation, saying Obama has ignored confirmed Islamic terrorist movements.
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