Speaking on “Fox News Sunday,” Cain said he came out against the Tennessee mosque after talking to members of that community. He said the site is “hallowed ground” to Murfreesboro residents and that they’re concerned about “the intentions of trying to get Shariah law” — the code governing conduct in Islamic societies.
“It’s not just a mosque for religious purposes. This is what the people are objecting to,” he said.
Asked whether any community should be able to prohibit a mosque, Cain said they should.
“They have the right to do that. That’s not discriminating … against that particular religion. That is an aspect of them building that mosque that doesn’t get talked about,” he said.
Cain again argued that residents were objecting to “the fact that Islam is both a religion and a set of laws, Shariah law. That’s the difference between any one of our other traditional religions.”
I mean, he could be, if laws are able the majority of the community. If we live in a democracy, then yes, Cain is correct. The community can decide what buildings to exclude, what religions to exclude – even what people to exclude, something I’m sure Mr. Cain has never had an issue with.
- Herman Cain: Mosque In Tennessee Could Spread Sharia Law (alan.com)
- Herman Cain Weighs in on the Murfreesboro Masjid Project (islamophobiatv.wordpress.com)
- Herman Cain: If Decided, Americans Able To Ban Mosque (thewesternexperience.com)