Criticism mounted Wednesday following anti-Muslim remarks made last week by a state lawmaker and the head of the Oklahoma Republican Party.

Rep. John Bennett, R-Sallisaw, warned readers of his Facebook page on Sept. 1 to "be wary of the individuals who claim to be 'Muslim American.' "

Adam Soltani, executive director of the Oklahoma chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations, called on Dave Weston, chairman of the Oklahoma Republican Party, to repudiate the remarks. He also asked for Bennett to apologize.

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