by Jerry Higgins
Herman Cain has once again found himself in the news for less than favorable reasons.
That pesky religion Islam is doing its best to stop him getting elected President, darn it. This time it was the audacity of a group of Muslims in Murfreesboro, TN, wanting to build a Mosque. According to Cain, their want to build is an “abuse of our freedom of religion.” So, wait, wanting the freedom to freely practice a religion which is guaranteed freedom under the constitution is an abuse of the aforementioned freedom?
He goes on to say, “I don’t agree with what’s happening, because this isn’t an innocent mosque.” He provides no evidence to back up this claim, which he also failed to do the last time he made outlandish claims about Islam and Muslims. (Indeed, he has previously bragged about his “little knowledge” of Islam.)
He further claims that “This is just another way to try to gradually sneak Shariah law into our laws, and I absolutely object to that.” Once again he fails to back this up with how building a house of prayer is sneaking Sharia law into American laws.
Don’t be alarmed, though, somebody has stood up and said,“Cain is clearly wrong.” “But who is this brave beckon of reason,” you may ask?
Well, it is none other than Mark Krikorian. Yes, the very same man who has said that Muslims are a “vicious people.” Why this sudden change of heart? Krikorian is quick to point out that while he is not defending Islam and never would, he is going to defend Muslims constitutional right to legally build a Mosque, and that to suggest otherwise is to risk destroying the one thing that guarantees every American freedom.
He also uses this as an opportunity to further his anti-immigration stance: “[this is] yet another reason to reduce future immigration [because] once you admit people, we’re bound to judge them individually, by the same yardstick we use for everyone else.”
Therefore, Krikorian is not turning his back on his anti-Islam stance; he is merely using this chance to highlight his claim that the only way to rid the world of Islam is to contain it in a few countries and leave it destroy itself. A couple of little facts about Islam that Krikorian has clearly forgotten, or hasn’t bothered looking up, are that Islam is the second largest world religion and the fastest growing. In fact, if current rates continue Islam will be the world’s largest religion by the mid 21st century.
Herman Cain and his campaign team seem to have decided that an anti-Islamic viewpoint is what is needed to get him elected President. He has apparently taken this stance with little or no knowledge of either Islam or the US constitution. Mr. Cain when a man noted for his anti-Islamic and anti-immigrant beliefs is coming out and saying that you are wrong it’s probably time to recognize that marginalizing billions of others is the quickest way to marginalize yourself.