State lawmakers support petition vs. Muslim Brotherhood
The chair of the Counterterrorism Caucus of the Oklahoma Legislature said the caucus supports a petition on the White House website calling on the Obama Administration to declare the Muslim Brotherhood a terrorist organization.
“The goal of the Muslim Brotherhood internationally, quite simply, is twofold – first, to establish worldwide Muslim rule or what they call a ‘caliphate’ and, second, to impose Sharia law,” said State Rep. John Bennett, R-Sallisaw. “If you look around the world, it’s obvious that terrorism is their tool to accomplish that goal. What many people don’t realize, however, is that the Muslim Brotherhood is very active here in America and, according to a document from the Holy Land Foundation trial, this is how the Muslim Brotherhood describes their goal here in the United States – ‘The Muslim Brotherhood must understand that their work in America is a kind of grand jihad in eliminating and destroying the Western civilization from within and sabotaging its miserable house by their hands and the hands of believers so that it is eliminated and the Islam religion is made victorious over all other religions.”
The request was posted on petitions.whitehouse.gov on July 7, 2013, days after Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi was removed from power by the military. The “We the People” petition program requires a response from the administration.
The petition states, “The Muslim Brotherhood has shown in the past few days that it is willing to engage in violence and killing of innocent civilians in order to invoke fear in the hearts of its opponents. This is terrorism.”
Bennett called on Oklahomans to go to petitions.whitehouse.gov and sign the petition.
“It’s time that ‘We the People’ get involved,” Bennett said. “This is not just another Washington, D.C., problem. We have Muslim Brotherhood organizations operating here in Oklahoma. It’s time we tell this administration that we’ve had enough.”