Is Herman Cain Right?

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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.”

via Herman Cain Says U.S. Communities ‘Have the Right’ to Ban Mosques – FoxNews.com.

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.

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11 Replies to “Is Herman Cain Right?”

  1. You know, I hear that Jews have laws governing their conduct, too. Maybe we shouldn’t allow them to build any temples, either.

    Come to think of it, Catholics have rules that they’re supposed to follow. We probably shouldn’t allow those Mary-hailers to build any churches, either.

    Or them Mormons. They have lots of rules.

    Come to think of it, I hear that Christians try to impose their views on people all the time here in the US. Maybe Christians shouldn’t be allowed to build any churches.

    … Or maybe people should try to educate themselves instead of acting on their ignorance.

    Thousands of misinformed people doesn’t make a fact, it just makes a misinformed mob … or a Fox “News” audience.

  2. Well, since Islam and Sharia Law are essentially inseperable and dependent on each other, it is hard to see how we can allow the building of Islamic Mosques without running into the Sharia Law problem eventually – which stands in direct contradiction to the laws of United States…. no?

    1. Since you know very, very little about Islam, your comment barely rates a response.

      “Sharia Law” in no way contradicts anything in the US. For the most part, Sharia Law is very much like Mosaic Law, with such controversial things as “Don’t steal.”

      Are there interpretations that are a problem? Yes. I would oppose the building of an al-Qaeda training camp in the US.

      But the Murfreesboro mosque has been there for years with no problem, but when they went to expand, suddenly the bigots came out, whipped into hysteria by other people who are either ignorant or dishonest.

      This is a very sad display of American behavior.

      By the way, my Muslim friend who’s on his second tour in Iraq (also two in Afghanistan) with the Marine Corps might have some thoughts about whether being a Muslim is in conflict with being an American.

  3. But the local community cannot decide to do anything unconstitutional, such as to restrict which religions its members are allowed to practice, which seems to be the intention of the Muslims Cain

    in this matter.

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