Herman Cain Thinks Muslims In Murfreesboro, TN Want To Impose Sharia Law On Their Community

Author: July 17, 2011 9:38 am

During an interview with Chris Wallace this morning on Fox News Sunday, one of the nominees for the Republican Presidential nomination, Herman Cain was asked why he objects to a mosque being built in Murfreesboro, TN.

The reason he gave for opposing the mosque, is because he said that the Muslims in the community are trying to infuse Sharia Law into the community.

He also went on to refer to the area in Murfreesboro where the Mosque is being built as “hallowed ground”, and additionally stated that he thinks that we should be able to ban Muslims from worshiping in certain places.

Even Chris Wallace seemed confused by his statements, and after several attempts to help Herman Cain clarify his statements, he change the subject.

Here’s the transcripts from the conversation;

WALLACE: You said this week that you oppose construction of a new mosque in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, which is close to Nashville.

CAIN: Yes.

WALLACE: They have operated — Muslim worshipers — at another site there for more than 20 years. What’s your objection to their building a new mosque?

CAIN: One of my guiding principles, Chris, is that if you want to know the solution to the problem or if you want to understand the problem, go to source closest to the problem. I talk to the people in that community.

And here’s their problem and I sympathized with them. Our Constitution guarantees separation of church and state. Islam combines church and state. They are using the church part of our First Amendment to infuse their mosque in that community and the people in the community do not like it, they disagree with it.

Sharia law is what they are to infuse in to our –

WALLACE: Wait a minute. Are you saying that we should ban Muslims from worshiping in this country?

CAIN: No, I did not say that, Chris.

WALLACE: I know. I’m asking you.

CAIN: I’m not saying that. What I’m saying is American laws in American courts. That’s what the people of Murfreesboro are saying. That’s what people are saying all –

WALLACE: The mosque isn’t going to.

CAIN: Well, Chris, I happen to also know that it’s not just about a religious mosque. There are other things going on based upon talking to the people closest to the problem. It’s not a mosque for religious purposes. This is what the people are objecting to.

WALLACE: But — I mean, they held rallies in 2009 and last year, to support the Palestinians, including Hamas, in Gaza. This going to a county judge who says the people — he says that there may be a question about the open meetings rule.

CAIN: Right.

WALLACE: But he said that the people who are brought suit to try to stop this mosque haven’t been heard and that they have right to build a mosque. I mean, my question, I guess is, this isn’t Ground Zero in New York City. It’s not hallowed ground. Don’t Americans have a right of whatever religion under the Constitution, which you speak so much about, to free speech and freedom to worship.

CAIN: To the people in Murfreesboro, it is hallowed ground. They are objecting to the intentions of trying to get Sharia law. Now, that judge may have ruled, but this case isn’t over with yet. I believe it’s going to go all the way to the Supreme Court.

It’s not hallowed ground. It’s hallowed ground for people in Murfreesboro.

WALLACE: But couldn’t any community then say we don’t want a mosque in our community?

CAIN: They could say that.

Chris, let’s go back to the fundamental issue that the people are basically saying that they are objecting to. They are objecting to the fact that Islam is both religion and of set of laws, Sharia law. That’s the difference between any one of our other traditional religions where it’s just about religious purposes.

The people in the community know best. And I happen to side with the people in the community.

WALLACE: So, you’re saying that any community, if they want to ban a mosque.

CAIN: Yes, they have the right to do that. That’s not discriminating based upon religion — against that particular religion. There is an aspect of them building that mosque that doesn’t get talked about. And the people in the community know what is it and they are talking about it.

Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/on-air/fox-news-sunday/2011/07/17/reps-chris-van-hollen-jim-jordan-debate-debt-ceiling-herman-cain-talks-presidential-polit#ixzz1SNhMATr4


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  • How many above are left wing libs? By the way how many are from TN? I’m a TN gun toatin’ Conservative. YA’LL COME!!!!!!!!!

  • After watching Herman Cain on Faux news go off on a racist tirade about Islam, I just had to look… I found what could be an early video of Herman Cain… it’s fascinatin­g… and it makes about as much sense as Herman Cain. http://www­.youtube.c­om/watch?v­=B5Slxr_Jw­EA

  • Am I the only one who finds this sudden upsurge in “Sharia Law” terror more than just a little… odd? It’s suddenly become the new Conservative boogeyman, brought up in EVERY SINGLE GODDAMN DEBATE. Whether it’s about health care, gay rights, religious freedom, or even what color shirt you’re wearing at the next cookout, these idiots always bring it up! It’s not even in any reasonable context anymore, it’s just a new buzz word they throw in there to generate fear. It’s rapidly replacing “Communism” and “Terrorism” as the new word to be afraid of.

    …Honestly, can’t these guys think of any other trick besides tossing red herring at every issue?

    • REED RICHARDS

      Jon Bon Jovi,

      Divide and Conquer, that is the war party playbook. The Republican wing uses fear/race card in the playbook better than the Democratic wing of the war party. Net effect, in far rightwing districts and states at that level, it will work. On the national level, not so much. If Obush loses in 2012 it won’t be because of demonizing Muslims. Obush will lose because he and the Democrats are joined at the hip with their Republican friends in the war party as tools and hand-maidens of Wall Street. All this while they incessantly campaign on the rather transparent lie as “champions of the command man”…………

  • REED RICHARDS

    Demonizing Muslims is currently fashionable today, is it not? Does anyone ever boo this guy when he goes on his racist rants? No, they don’t. On the contrary they cheer him on, although the Republican wing of the war party will not nominate him for President. Under the war party’s (Dems and Reps) rule of “Bread and Circuses” Herman Cain is simply giving the people what they want.

  • Then let’s ban temples too because the first five books of the Bible are called the Mosaic Law and is followed by orthodox Jews. Let’s ban Churches while we’re at it since it has the 10 commandments and those are laws as well. What a Maroon!

  • Cain is such a double talking moron! Fits right in with the rest of the GOP candidates! This election is like watching the Keystone cops… they have NO idea what the Constitution actually means!

  • Wow, i love how he dodges every question. What is it with Republicans not being able to give a clear and concise answer? Oh, because if they did that, then we would know their true intentions.

  • I have read a lot about Sharia law, I suggest others do the same. Under Sharia law those above a certain income are required to share their wealth. No wonder the GOP would ban such law.

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