Oklahoma Muslim leaders concerned after lawmaker calls Islam 'a cancer in our nation'

Oklahoma Muslim leaders concerned after lawmaker calls Islam 'a cancer in our nation'
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Religious leaders in Oklahoma are speaking out against remarks made by state Rep. John Bennett (R), who told a town hall audience on Monday that the Islamic faith "is a cancer in our nation that needs to be cut out," and is a sociopolitical movement with the goal of taking over the world and destroying Western civilization.

His comments came less than two weeks after he wrote a Facebook post that advised people to be wary of someone who says they are Muslim American; he didn't back down from those remarks, and Oklahoma Republican Party Chairman Dave Weston defended him, The Oklahoman reports.

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