Oklahoma state Rep. John Bennett speaks on the floor of the Oklahoma House in Oklahoma City, on March 21, 2016. Sue Ogrocki—AP
Oklahoma state Rep. John Bennett, R-Salisaw, speaks on the floor of the Oklahoma House in Oklahoma City, Monday, March 21, 2016. The Oklahoma House has given final legislative approval to tap about $78 million from the states' Rainy Day Fund to boost funding for public schools and the prison system for rest of the current fiscal year. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

While the radical controversy flared up by U.S. President Donald Trump’s temporary visa ban is still in flame, another dispute came up.

Oklahoma state Rep. John Bennett speaks on the floor of the Oklahoma House in Oklahoma City, on March 21, 2016.  Sue Ogrocki—AP
Oklahoma state Rep. John Bennett, R-Salisaw, speaks on the floor of the Oklahoma House in Oklahoma City, Monday, March 21, 2016. The Oklahoma House has given final legislative approval to tap about $78 million from the states’ Rainy Day Fund to boost funding for public schools and the prison system for rest of the current fiscal year. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)
On Thursday, three Muslim students got an “offensive” questionnaire before they could make an appointment to meet with state Rep. John Bennett after celebration activities at the Oklahoma State Capitol.”The sunna of Mohammed says that Muslims must be punished for leaving Islam. Do you agree with this?” one of the question said.

“The Koran, the sunna of Mohammed and Sharia Law of all schools say that the husband can beat his wife. Do you beat your wife?” another one asked.John Bennett, the lawmaker of Oklahoma, has a record for anti-Muslim comments.He once called Muslims a “cancer in our nation that needs to be cut out” in 2014, according to the local newspaper Tulsa World.

These three students knew about Bennett’s history before they came to him, Facci, a witness and officer of the Council on American-Islamic Relations, told the Washington Post.”I think they weren’t expected to be treated with that level of disrespect,” Facci said.U.S. President Donald Trump has ordered to temporarily ban immigration from seven countries to enter the United States in 90 days on Jan. 27.The ban has triggered protests and criticism both at home and abroad, then was abolished in February.

On Monday he signed a new travel ban to forbid nationals from six Muslim-majority countries to enter the United States, excluding Iraq from the previous list.

Source: Xinhua/NewsGhana.com.gh

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