Quote of the Day 9/18/2014

“Society will ultimately have to act against the scourge of extremism rooted in Islam and other faiths, but to achieve this, we will need the help of like-minded allies in those faith communities. Many Muslims abhor violence and have rejected certain militant aspects of the Quran, just as many Jews and Christians have set aside similar tenets in the Hebrew Old Testament. Politicians like Bennett are not doing anyone any favors; they’re only helping to advance the hatred and suspicion that leads one group of people to demonize and eventually attack another merely because of differing philosophies.”

-The Tahlequah Daily Press editorial board, responding to comments by state Rep. John Bennett (R-Sallisaw) that Christians “should be wary of Muslim-Americans” and that the Islamic faith “is a cancer in our nation that needs to be cut out” (Source: http://bit.ly/1mdfZtb)


Gene Perry worked for OK Policy from 2011 to 2019. He is a native Oklahoman and a citizen of the Cherokee Nation. He graduated from the University of Oklahoma with a B.A. in history and an M.A. in journalism.

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