Reacting to the recent beheadings of two American journalists by terror group ISIS, an Oklahoma State Representative John Bennett has called Muslims a 'cancer' that needs to be wiped off American soil.
Addressing over 100 people who had gathered at a steakhouse in Sallisaw, Oklahoma, Bennett unleashed his fury over Islam and Muslims.
"My job is to educate you and let you know what the threat is and how it can work its way through society," he said. "Islam is not a religion. Islam is a socio-political system that uses a deity to advance its agenda of global conquest.
"A Muslim is the person who is guided by the constitution of Islam. ISIS, CAIR and Hamas all fall under the umbrella of the Brotherhood of Muslims."
Referring to random excerpts from the Quran, Bennett built on his radical message.
"More than 90 per cent of the Quran is about violence and the violence necessary to overtake non-believers. Their goal is the destruction of Western civilization from within. Muslims have worked their way into the government at every level. Their teachings give them permission to lie to unbelievers to gain their trust."
Bennett concluded his sermon by declaring that Muslims are a "cancer that must be cut out of the American society."
Due to his brutal verbal attack at Islam, Bennett has sparked criticism from members of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the American Civil Liberties Union of Oklahoma and the Oklahoma Conference of Churches.
Adam Soltani, the Executive Director of CAIR, has demanded an apology from Bennett and said:
"Why should people be worried of me. I'm a peace loving person that only wants to raise a family."
Referring to Isis, Soltani noted that: "Their actions are inhumane, barbaric, and really the antithesis of what our faith Islam stands for."
Rep. John Bennett is an embarrassment to Oklahoma. His shameful words are what create violence and even wars.
— Kelsey Condley (@Kcondley21) September 17, 2014
— Adham Kassem (@Adham_Kassem) September 17, 2014
State Rep. John Bennett is ramping up fearmongering and hatered towards Muslims in Oklahoma again by attacking... http://t.co/US0ApRryAj
— Peace Arena (@peacearena) May 30, 2013
Bennett is a 14-year veteran of the US Marines and a 7-year veteran with the reserves, having served both in Iraq and Afghanistan.