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Muslim Advocacy Group Seeks Apology From Oklahoma Lawmaker

Oklahoma State Legislature

A Muslim advocacy group is seeking an apology from an Oklahoma lawmaker for saying people should be wary of those who are "Muslim American" in a Facebook post.

The Oklahomachapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations said Wednesday that it wants an apology from state Rep. John Bennett.

Bennett said in the post that the Quran states non-Muslims should be killed. He tells The Oklahoman that he is standing by his Facebook comments. He also says the national group was an un-indicted, co-conspirator in a terrorism trial.

The executive director of the organization's Oklahoma chapter says Bennett's remarks about the Quran are false. He also says the group has no ties to Islamic terrorist groups.


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