Black Republican Presidential Candidate Herman Cain Attacks Plan For Islamic Center, Says Muslims Are Trying To “Sneak In” Shariah Law

- By Bossip Staff

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.”

Shariah is a set of core principles that most Muslims recognize and a series of rulings from religious scholars. It covers many areas of life and different sects have different versions and interpretations of the code.

Cain previously stirred controversy by saying that he would not want a Muslim bent on killing Americans in his administration. Stephen Fotopulos, executive director of the Tennessee Immigrant and Refugee Rights Coalition, called Cain’s statements about the mosque ill informed.

“The vast majority of Tennesseans believe strongly in our country’s founding principles of religious freedom, and support the rights of all Murfreesboro residents to practice their faith without interrogation or persecution,” Fotopulos said in a statement.



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  • AmazinAtheist

    These fundies are just as extreme. He is such a hypocrite.

  • I Aint Mad at Ya

    does this mean no more peperrroni on my pizzss ? . . . though I wouldn’t be against covering big beckys up with burkas.

  • Petri

    I’m not racist……. that much!! But if these people want a mosque, then go home and build one. Can Americans go to their country and build churches… Don’t think so. Why should they be able to do it here…. Just saying!!! If you love your religion so much stay where it’s mainly practiced.

  • gina

    PUT it up….we got one on our city and Homeland Security got it on lock down and IRS tax the crap out of! The are scared to go in

  • King Beef

    This bobble head corndog will say and probably do anything to get a pat on his head by his ma.s.s.a. Come on Ms.Daisy I?s a tryin to drive u to da sto, ma.s.s.a I?s a bin a gud boy, Ms.Tubman I?s anst goin nowheres wit cha, and imma tell Mr.Charlie wut yous plannin to do. Wait Ms.Tubman wut you gonna do wit that rifle. Wait Ms.Tubman don?t shoot. Poooow!

  • Frank

    I used to think Pizza men have good delivery but each time this Godfather speaks I get lost. It is better to remain silent and let people think you are dumb than open your mouth and remove all doubts.

  • Petri

    Enough with “diversity” it’s that word that will render the America as we know it today unrecognizable in a few years. When does it stop?? Why should the people that built this country bend to the wills of those that didn’t. Hurt feelings be damned. Let there be a vote….. Majority wins. About those churches in Islamic countries once again were they built by Americans? How holy can a church be when priests are molesting alter boys behind close doors?

  • King Beef

    Instead of worrying about a mosque, lay out your gameplan to put our economy back on track. Stop with these backburner issues and address the real issues. Tea party rhetoric will get you nowhere, but a pat on your bobblehead.

  • King Beef

    Cosigning jrs.. Real talk. @ Frank, you always got something positive to say. Educate the children and the adult babies.

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