Herman Cain Weighs in on the Murfreesboro Masjid Project
Muhammad ‘Abd al-Haqq
If you read the article about the high percentage of GOP candidates who are mildly or virulently Islamophobic you saw a video of Herman Cain speaking about Islam. Some people are of the belief that exposing the Islamophobes is a way of making things personal in order to skirt the issues. But what “issues” are there to discuss with demagogues who spout non-sequiturs, red-herring, and misinformation as a regular part of their speech. The only thing to do is expose these haters, using their own words, not any polemical rebuttal, call it like we see it, and provide authentic Islamic information where we see error. There the War on Terror. Then there is the War on Error.
via Huffington Post
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. — Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain opposes a planned Tennessee mosque that has been the subject of protests and legal challenges.
Cain didn’t bring up the controversial facility in a campaign rally on Thursday, but told reporters afterward that he’s concerned about the Islamic Center of Murfreesboro.
“It is an infringement and an abuse of our freedom of religion,” he said. “And I don’t agree with what’s happening, because this isn’t an innocent mosque.”
The new mosque has been the subject of protests and counterprotests in the city about 35 miles southeast of Nashville.
A county judge ruled in May that the mosque construction does not harm the residents who sued to try to stop it, but he allowed them to move forward on claims the county violated an open meetings law in approving it.
Opponents have used the hearings to argue that the mosque is part of a plot to expand Islamic extremism in the U.S. Cain appeared to agree.
“It is another example of why I believe in American laws and American courts,” Cain said. “This is just another way to try to gradually sneak Shariah law into our laws, and I absolutely object to that.”
Cain previously stirred controversy by saying that he would not want a Muslim bent on killing Americans in his administration.
Cain spent much of the day making talk radio appearances, and his appearance in Murfreesboro drew hundreds to the courthouse square. Police diverted traffic to protect dozens who spilled out into the street.
Muslims, in the words of Herman Cain