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OKLAHOMA CITY — The Oklahoma chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations asked Sen. Jim Inhofe to clarify comments he made Wednesday on the floor of the U.S. Senate.
Near the end of a speech about the 225th anniversary of George Washington’s first inaugural address, Inhofe said many Oklahomans believe the Obama administration promotes Islam while suppressing Judeo-Christian values.
In a letter to Inhofe, CAIR-OK Executive Director Adam Soltani writes that the senator’s remarks “seem to indicate that you believe Islam does not support Judeo-Christian values. We are seeking clarification of your remarks and their implications for American Muslims, particularly the growing Oklahoma Muslim population.
“Islam is a part of the rich Abrahamic tradition and does not in any way suppress Judeo-Christian values in our country. Furthermore, we do not believe your views represent the views of most Oklahomans.”