Oklahoma Watch published a video of the event [below], which included over 100 participants and nearly 50 protesters, who held signs reading “Islam = Death” and “Every real Muslim is a jihadist.” The event was sponsored by the Council on American-Islamic Relations.
A state trooper identified the woman as Christine Weick, an anti-Islam activist who has disrupted similar events at the National Cathedral and the Texas Capitol. Highway patrol officers escorted Weick from the building, but she was not arrested.
Oklahoma state Rep. Mike Shelton, D-Oklahoma City, encouraged CAIR and members of the Muslim community to become active in state and local government, according to Oklahoma Watch.
Not all Oklahoma lawmakers were supportive, however. State Rep. John Bennett, R-Sallisaw, released a statement on Jan. 8 criticizing CAIR.
The statement said, “If CAIR Oklahoma really condemns terrorism and believes in First Amendment protections for everyone, they need to prove it by condemning the verses in the Quran that call for these violent acts and Mohammed’s hadiths that call for and justify violent acts.”
(Read more about Muslims Chanting Islamic Prayers in Oklahoma’s Capitol on February 27 HERE)