Steve Long, Red Dirt Report
EDMOND, Okla. — As you might be well aware, State Rep. John Bennett (R-Sallisaw) made some hateful comments about Muslim Americans, stating that we should be wary of them.
Understandably, the Executive Director of CAIR-OK, Adam Soltani, requested that the leaders of the GOP denounce these anti-Muslim comments.
In response, the Chairman of the Oklahoma Republican Party, Dave Weston, defended Bennett stating that Soltani is attacking State Rep. Bennett and that he should not be held accountable for his extremist views. Weston further made demands of the Muslim community in Oklahoma that they meet to discuss their legitimacy before they are allowed to discuss the situation with him.
What is it that Dave Weston and John Bennett and others in the GOP have against Muslims or the religion of Islam?
On the bright side, however, in response to these events, several GOP activists have actually come forward to denounce the comments of Bennett and Weston.