MURFREESBORO — Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain said Thursday an effort by local Muslims to build a large mosque here is an attempt to “sneak” Shariah law into the fabric of the U.S. legal system.
“I think it is an infringement and abuse of our freedom of religion, and I don’t agree with what’s happening here because this isn’t an innocent mosque,” Cain told reporters after speaking to a crowd of hundreds on the Murfreesboro Public Square.
“This is another way to sneak Shariah law into our laws, and I absolutely object to that,” Cain said.
Imagine that: Building a mosque in Tennessee infringes on Cain’s freedom of religion and is an attempt to sneak Sharia law into American law.
What mind-numbing, head-shaking stupidity.
More importantly, it’s dangerous, because it legitimizes anti-Islamic bigotry in a community that is already struggling to find room in its conscience to allow Muslim neighbors the freedom to worship as their faith demands.
Cain is no better than a David Duke or Lester Maddox.
– Jay Bookman