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OKG Newsletter


Topic: muslim

Fanning fears?

Oklahoma’s Muslim community contends a recently signed state law could spur anti-Islamic bigotry.


News

Tim Farley
Gov. Mary Fallin and state lawmakers should “embrace diversity” instead of demonizing the Muslim community, said Adam Soltani, executive director of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR).
 
Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Injunction junction


CFN

Gazette staff
Lock your doors and batten down the hatches, Oklahoma. A ruling by a federal judge might just make the state more susceptible to terrorism.
 
Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Legislating fear?

A report released last week shows that mostly toothless laws bite back in sometimes-unexpected ways.


News

Tim Farley
A majority of Oklahoma lawmakers have put themselves in an unflattering category with apparent prejudice toward Muslims and the Islam religion, according to a national report released last week.
 
Wednesday, September 25, 2013

LETTERS


Letters to the Editor

Richard Hardin
Ref: “On the right side of history” by Adam Soltani (Commentary, Aug. 28, Gazette). Our freedom of religion in this country has always allowed us to criticize other religions, even the Pope, and has allowed us to try to explain our religion to others in hopes they will join ours, which we, naturally, think is the best.
 
Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Counterterrorism caucus spreads prejudice


Commentary

Adam Soltani
In February 2013, Oklahoma State Rep. John Bennett (R) announced the formation of the Oklahoma Legislative Caucus on Counterterrorism. The stated goal of this caucus is to help protect Oklahomans from the potential threat of terrorism.
 
Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Mandating the Pledge of Allegiance


Commentary

Adam Soltani
On Feb. 17, two bills that would require the daily recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance in public schools in our state cleared the Oklahoma Senate Education Committee. Senate Bills 1143 and 1500 change this from a provision of authorization to one of requirement; however, students may refrain if they desire.
 
Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Islamic advocacy group celebrates SQ755 defeat


News

Ben Felder
Defeating an anti Sharia law amendment was the highlight of the past year for an Islamic advocacy group in Oklahoma.
 
Monday, April 7, 2014

Never let us forget


Commentary

Adam Soltani
It was one year ago that tragedy struck Boston as innocent lives were lost and others injured during the April 15, 2013, Boston Marathon bombing.
 
Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Oklahoma’s mean Jesus


Commentary

Robin Meyers
After three decades of ministry in Oklahoma City, the land of my birth and the home of so many resilient, creative and wonderful people, I have come to the conclusion that despite all our loving up on Jesus, we are not very religious.
 
Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Holier than thou


CFN

Gazette staff
Oklahoma Sen. James Inhofe, R-Tulsa, felt the need to speak for every Oklahoman when he said on the Senate floor that President Barack Obama is “suppressing our Judeo-Christian values,” reported The Huffington Post. Inhofe continued on to accuse Obama of instead promoting Islam.
 
Wednesday, May 14, 2014
 
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