In a press release on Friday, Oklahoma State Representative John Bennett (R-Sallisaw) announced the formation of a bipartisan Counter terrorism Caucus in the Oklahoma Legislature.
Bennett, who chairs the caucus, said, “We believe that the time has come to address the potential terrorists threats facing the citizens of Oklahoma. Few people realize the nature and extent of the threats we face and our mission is to identify publicly those threats and come up with a strategy to defeat them.”
Bennett served with the Marine Corps in Iraq and Afghanistan as a Counter Terrorism and Intelligence Specialist. During his statement, he pointed out that the Counter terrorism Caucus came about as a result of a grassroots movement of citizens who were concerned about what was taking place in their state.
“We the people have spoken and we, their elected representatives, are listening,” said Bennett.
Bennett talked about the threat of Sharia law and cited United States vs. The Holy Land Foundation (2008), a federal district court case in Dallas that was the largest terrorism-financing trial in the history of the United States.
“We are concerned about the possibility of Muslim Brotherhood organizations operating here in Oklahoma whose stated goal is replace our Constitution with Shariah law,” Bennett stated.
Other speakers at the press conference included state Rep. Sally Kern, who is the sponsor of the American Laws for American Courts bill, and state Sen. Ralph Shortey, who sponsored a similar bill in the Senate.
The caucus will also focus on other areas of concern that were mentioned include environmental terrorism and the so-called “lone wolf” terrorists similar to those responsible for the 1995 Murrah Federal Building bombing.
Bennett also pointed out that former CIA Director James Woolsey spoke last year at the High Noon Club in support of the American Laws for American Courts bill and that LTG (Ret.) William “Jerry” Boykin, former commanding general of Delta Force. He also spoke at several other functions by grassroots organizations.
FreedomFighterRadio also informs, “More than 70% of Oklahoma’s citizens voted in favor of banning sharia law but it was the Muslim Brotherhood-linked CAIR – an unindicted co-conspirator to that Holy Land Foundation conviction – that fought in favor of sharia laws and a judge sided with the terror-linked Muslims.”
Good for Representative Bennett and those who support the caucus. I applaud the fact that citizens were concerned enough to voice their opinion about the threat of Sharia law in America.
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