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Potential GOP presidential candidate Herman Cain, in Palm Beach, elaborates on Muslim remarks

by George Bennett | March 30th, 2011

Herman Cain signing copies of his book "They Think You're Stupid" at the Beach Club in Palm Beach

PALM BEACH — While a “Who’s Afraid of Islamic Law?” conference was going on about 75 miles south at the University of Miami today, potential Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain defended his recent statement in Iowa that he wouldn’t appoint Muslims to cabinet posts because of his concerns about Islamic sharia law.

“I have this bad habit of telling the truth and speaking my mind. Political correctness isn’t exactly on my agenda,” said Cain. The conservative businessman and former radio host, who has opened a presidential exploratory committee, spoke to a luncheon audience of about 50 at the Beach Club.

“I want people in my administration that are 100 percent dedicated to the constitution of the United States of America, not sharia law,” Cain said of his Iowa remark, which he said came in response to a reporter’s question.

“We have a First Amendment. They (Muslims) have every right to practice their religion, freely. Don’t try to force it on us and the rest of us and don’t bring sharia law into American courts. Its real simple — American law in American courts. That’s the way it ought to be.”

In a brief interview afterward, Cain was asked if he believes a Muslim can be loyal to the constitution.

“They could be,” Cain said. “But I haven’t done any surveys to find out how many Muslims are loyal to the constitution. But I don’t know any Muslims who will subvert sharia law for our laws. That’s the problem I have. And I don’t have time to do the research to find out. I’d have a country to run.”

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5 Responses to “Potential GOP presidential candidate Herman Cain, in Palm Beach, elaborates on Muslim remarks”

  1. Searcher Says:

    And the ODDS that he captures 1/2 of one percent (.05%) in the Primaries is about 1,000,000 to 1!

  2. ELC Says:

    WOW!A POLITICAN WHO IS HONEST. SCARY ISN’T IT? I happen to agree with Mr. Cain 100%.I don’t want their laws foisted on me. I live in America NOT A MOSLEM COUNTRY. If the Moslems in Florida don’t like OUR LAWS, be my guest
    return to your home countries. Otherwise
    learn to abide by our laws and everything will be fine. Mr. Cain has every right to hire people on his staff who will honor our Laws. Give this man a cigar-he is a genuine hero for saying he doesn’t want Sharia Law practiced here.

  3. peaches Says:

    I Mr. Cain is pro-life I would vote for him. I want conservatives iin the white house who is dedicated to the United States of America, not loyal to any other country in the world. Not Canada, England,France, Egypt, or China, etc. I want our government to be morally responsible and responsible for every penny received. Government does not have the right to blow and go, and rack up debt , while letting babies be murdered and homosexuals shoving down my throat their lifestyle while feeding this debased way of governing and lifestyle to my children

  4. Ed Says:

    This is a LEGAL issue. Muslims are required to treat women, gays & others contrary to US Constitution and laws. (Curious how the left misses or ignores this…) Muslims are allowed to lie to Infidels (That’s me and maybe you). So much for the oath that gov’t workers are made to swear to uphold US Constitution and laws. This is a $%^& storm waiting to happen. No place for it anywhere near gov’t or the courts. Period.

  5. Calvin Says:

    Where can I get those 1,000,000 to 1 odds. I still have just a little money that Obustme hasn’t found yet that I’d like to risk.

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