A woman shouted the Lord’s Prayer, interrupting the Islamic call to prayer Friday– “Muslim Day” at the Oklahoma State Capitol.
Oklahoma Watch published a video of the event, 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.”
Islamic violence is no stranger to Oklahoma City. Alton Alexander Nolan beheaded co-worker Colleen Hufford on September 25, 2014. Nolen, who went by the name Jah’Keem Yisrael on Facebook, attended the Islamic Society of Greater Oklahoma City mosque. His Facebook page featured pictures of fighters holding a machine gun and a rocket propelled grenade launcher, CNN reported shortly after the killing.
CAIR was recently designated as a terror organization by the United Arab Emirates, according to The Washington Post, due to its links with the Muslim Brotherhood.
Rep. Shelton ignored those links when he said, “If you elect a Muslim to office, you’re participating in government. You’re better off.”