Rep. Bennett holds interim study on Radical Islam

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OKLAHOMA CITY – State Rep. John Bennett held an interim study on “Radical Islam, Shariah Law, the Muslim Brotherhood and the radicalization process” before the House Judiciary and Civil Procedure Committee today.


“I held this study to shine a light on the problems we face in Oklahoma from the Muslim Brotherhood and the attacks sustained on our society by this and other radical Islamic terrorist organizations,” said Bennett, R-Sallisaw.


Bennett, a Marine who fought in both Iraq and Afghanistan, said he wanted to provide the committee and other legislators information that may form the basis of legislation he is considering drafting for the next legislative session.


“I and others started the Counterterrorism Caucus in Oklahoma several years ago as a way to ensure public safety, a core function of government,” Bennett said. “Not long after we formed this caucus we had the very tragic terrorist act committed against Colleen Hufford in Moore in the name of Islam.”


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.


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“I believe that price is well worth it to hopefully prevent another brutal terrorist attack in Oklahoma,” he said.