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Soltani: Counterterrorism caucus spreads prejudice

Liz Burleson / Red Dirt Report
Adam Soltani is executive director of CAIR-Oklahoma.
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In February 2013, Oklahoma State Rep. John Bennett (R) announced the formation of the Oklahoma Legislative Caucus on Counterterrorism. The stated goal of this caucus is to help protect Oklahomans from the potential threat of terrorism. Now who could argue with that? Oklahoma experienced one of the worst acts of domestic terrorism on U.S. soil, and as a long-time Oklahoma resident, I want nothing more than to support all efforts to keep our state safe. 

There exists a major problem, however, that all Oklahomans should be concerned about. The Counterterrorism Caucus has proven to be little more than an entity that spreads misinformation, fear, and hatred of Islam and Muslims throughout the state, in their supposed attempts to make Oklahoma safer.

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