A Republican state representative in Oklahoma suggested that the Muslim faith teaches “the violence we’re seeing today in ISIS,” referring to the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, also mentioning the recent beheading by a Muslim man at a food plant near Oklahoma City in the town of Moore.
State Rep. John Bennett told the Muskogee Patriots earlier this week,
“Mohammed’s teaching only teaches one thing, and that’s the violence that we’re seeing today in ISIS and in the beheading in Moore and other places.”
Last month, a recently fired employee, Alton Nolen, who took the Muslim name Jah’keem Yisrael formerly working at the Vaughan Foods plant in Moore, Oklahoma, stormed into the facility allegedly shouting Arabic phrases and attacked two female workers, ultimately beheading one of them.
ONR notes that while Bennett believes this attack was evidence of a broader jihadist movement, Tina Kelley, a member of Oklahoma County’s GOP Executive Committee, disagreed with Bennett’s assertion, referring to her “sweet Muslim friends.”
“They don’t like having their government say that they’re no better than ISIS…and having their Oklahoma neighbors be made afraid of them.”
Bennett responded, “Well, let me ask you a question. Where are your nice friends? Why aren’t they here? Why aren’t they out there saying, ‘Hey, we don’t believe in that?’”
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The Oklahoma Republican also drew comparisons between ISIS and Naziism:
“Do you think every German was a Nazi? No, they weren’t. But what happened when Nazis got in power? All those Germans that sat quiet or were scared to say anything had no choice but to follow and support what they were doing.”
“The purpose of Islam, with the often violent means it can and does use to accomplish it, is to extend its rule, in the name of Allah, to all the world.
“The world cannot be at ‘peace’ until it is all Muslim. The ‘terror’ we see does not primarily arise from modern totalitarian theories, nationalism, or from anywhere else but what is considered, on objective evidence, to be a faithful reading of a mission assigned by Allah to the Islamic world, which has been itself largely procrastinating about fulfilling its assigned mission.”
H/T: Raw Story