Group Hopes to Educate on Terrorism
A group of lawmakers are coming together to create a Counter-terrorism Caucus focusing on stopping what they see as threats to Oklahomans.
The main focus is on legislation stopping courts from using Sharia or international law.
At a press conference on Thursday, House and Senate Republicans announced the formation of the Counter-terrorism group along with Secretary of Veterans Affair Retired General Rita Aragon.
Sallisaw Representative John Bennett, a veteran of Afghanistan and Iraq says over the past several years there has been a growing awareness of terrorist threats to Oklahoma.
“Several areas of concerns, we are most concerned about the possibility of the Muslim Brotherhood organizations operating here in Oklahoma whose stated goal is to replace our constitution with Sharia law.”
While no Democrats were at the press conference he did mention the caucus would include Tulsa Representative Eric Proctor and some unnamed Senators.
Bennett also briefly mentioned that his group would look at so-called “lone wolf” terrorists which attacked the Oklahoma City federal building in 1995.