Oklahoma State Rep. John Bennett (R) and Adam Soltani, director of the Oklahoma chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations were interviewed by Huffington Post Live Monday afternoon about Bennett’s comments about the Islam faith.

“I stand behind them wholeheartedly,” Bennett told host Alyona Minkovski. “First off, I never said Muslims were a cancer, I said Islam … I would even submit to you that Islam is not even a religion. It’s a social political system that uses a deity to advance its agenda of global conquest. That’s exactly what ISIS is doing now, and people that follow Islam are and will do the same thing.”

“I received a phone call from an individual who asked if I was the director of CAIR and I said yes. He said he thinks I should be beheaded and so should every other Muslim in America,” Soltani said. “What he said about the holy Quran, the holy scripture of 1.6 billion Muslims worldwide is absolutely false. It’s just lies, it’s hatred, it’s bigotry.”