Local & Regional
Sat January 23, 2010
By Associated Press
Oklahoma City, OK – Muslim group wants meeting with Inhofe
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) The Oklahoma chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations wants to meet with Sen. Jim Inhofe over comments he made in support of government profiling of Muslims.
CAIR-OK Executive Director Razi Hashmi made the request Friday. Hashmi says it's disturbing to hear a U.S. senator suggest that entire religious and ethnic groups should automatically be considered terror suspects.
Inhofe made the remarks Thursday at the Senate Armed Services Committee review of the Fort Hood shootings. In reference to Muslims and Middle Easterners, Inhofe said he believes in racial and ethnic profiling.
Inhofe spokesman Jared Young says CAIR has not contacted the Republican senator to request a meeting. But Young says the senator is happy to meet with constituents and constituency groups to discuss their concerns.