BY MICHAEL MCNUTT NewsOK.com
Friday, February 15, 2013
2/15/13 at 2:47 AM
Caucus formed to address terrorist threats in state
Lawmakers announced the formation of a Counterterrorism Caucus to address potential terrorist threats in the state.
Rep. John Bennett, R-Sallisaw, the chairman of the group, said during a news conference Thursday that the caucus is bipartisan and open to members of the House and the Senate.
Only Republicans showed up for the news conference, although Rep. Eric Proctor, D-Tulsa, said later that he is interested in working with the group. Bennett said he is concerned about the possibility of Muslim Brotherhood organizations operating in Oklahoma with the intent of replacing the state constitution with Sharia law.
The caucus supports legislation being considered this year that would ban the use of foreign law in Oklahoma courts. The bills are patterned after a ballot measure approved in November 2010 by about 70 percent of state voters, but the measure has been tied up by legal challenges because it mentioned Sharia law.
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