October 24, 2007, - 3:27 pm
By Debbie Schlussel
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Meet my new hero, Oklahoma State Rep. Rex Duncan (and some other Oklahoma legislators who followed his lead). He knows what it means to defend your country against all enemies, foreign or domestic. Thanks to reader Bob S. for sending me this:
Oklahoma lawmakers object to gift of Qurans, return their copies to advisory panel
Associated Press – October 24, 2007 2:03 PM ET
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) – A gift intended to promote diversity in Oklahoma is generating controversy instead.
Several state lawmakers are returning copies of the Quran to a state panel on diversity after one lawmaker claimed the Muslim holy book condones the killing of innocent people.
In a letter to colleagues, state Representative Rex Duncan says “most Oklahomans do not endorse the idea of killing innocent women and children in the name of ideology.” At least 17 other legislators have notified the Governor’s Ethnic American Advisory Council that they too will return the gift.
BINGO! They Get It.
The council’s chairwoman, herself a Muslim, is denouncing Duncan’s assessment of Islam. She says Islam not an ideology but a religion, and a “very peaceful, very inclusive” one.
In Washington, a spokesman for the Council on American-Islamic Relations calls Duncan’s statement “disturbing” and “offensive.”
So sad, too bad–he offended an unindicted HAMAS-financing co-conspirator. BFD. The only thing “offensive” and “disturbing” is that there are far too few of those with the guts of these sagacious, laudable Oklahomans. I call it what it is–courageous and truth to power.
Right on, Rep. Duncan. You are a real man. There’s nothing sexier than this kind of courage. And it’s no small deal, since there is a big Muslim population in Oklahoma City.
All the PC, Islam-kowtowers throughout our governments–national, state, and local–need to learn the courage of this man. That includes the unelected and self-anointed like *ahem* YOU, Mrs. Bush . . . and your husband.
E-mail Rex Duncan to congratulate him on his courageous and gutsy move versus the Islamists.
**** UPDATE: Because of a glitch on my site, the e-mail address for Rep. Rex Duncan was not working before, but it is now. Please e-mail him to express your support. Also, some of you have asked about his background. Here’s a little bit about this true patriot with guts:
He is a Lieutenant Colonel in the OKlahoma Army National Guard, father, and self-employed attorney. More from his website:
Rex has served 28 years in the Guard, Reserves and active duty. He volunteered for active duty following 9/11 and served 16 months as a Special Forces officer with the Special Operations Command-Central. His duty assignments included Middle East and Horn of Africa. He currently serves as Battalion Commander of 2/189th Regiment, Regional Training Institute in Oklahoma City.
Awards and decorations include: Special Forces Tab, Ranger Tab, Master Parachutist Badge, Air Assault, Pathfinder and EIB badges and the Defense Meritorious Service Medal
Member, Global War on Terrorism Memorial Commission
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