Oklahoma Republican asked Muslims if they beat their wives, group says

Source: The Guardian

Cair official says questionnaire handed out during preparations for annual Muslim Day contained ‘stupid, Islamophobic, hateful bigoted questions’

Imad Enchassi, center, leads a group of Muslims at the Oklahoma state capitol in prayer on Thursday.
Imad Enchassi, center, leads a group of Muslims at the Oklahoma state capitol 

An Oklahoma lawmaker who once likened Islam to a cancer this week handed out a questionnaire to Muslims that included questions such as “Do you beat your wife?”, a local civil rights organisation said.

The Oklahoma chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (Cair) said the office of Republican state representative John Bennettdistributed the questionnaire this week, as Cair organized its annual Muslim Day at the state capitol.

Bennett told Muslims who wanted to see him at the capitol to fill out the form, said Adam Soltani, executive director of Cair’s Oklahoma chapter.

In a video posted to Facebook, Soltani said he had been “informed by some of our members” about the questionnaire, which he read off partially.

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