Herman Cain apologizes to Muslims

“I remain humble and contrite”

In what is likely a deal breaker for his presidential aspirations, Herman Cain met with American Muslim leaders to apologize for some of his past comments about the American Muslim community that “might have caused offense.”

While campaigning in Tennessee earlier this month, the Republican and former CEO of Godfather’s Pizza told the Tennessean newspaper that plans for an Islamic center in Murfreesboro was “an infringement and an abuse of our freedom of religion.” He said he opposed the mosque being built because “it isn’t an innocent mosque” and believed that the Islamic center was being used as “another way to try to gradually sneak Sharia law into our laws.”

His apology included these words: “While I stand by my opposition to the interference of Sharia law into the American legal system, I remain humble and contrite for any statements I have made that might have caused offense to Muslim Americans and their friends.”

Cain, 65, serves as associate pastor at Antioch Baptist Church North in Atlanta.

His remorseful statements, made at the All Dulles Area Muslim Society (ADAMS) Center where he met to discuss politics and religion, can be read on his campaign website. The meeting was held earlier this week on Wednesday, July 27, 2011.

The ADAMS Center is “one of the largest Muslim communities/mosques” in the United States, servicing over 5,000 families in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area.

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14 Responses to Herman Cain apologizes to Muslims

  1. garvan says:

    Islamic centers, particularly the madrassas (schools) are frequently the places where young Muslims get radicalized. This is no doubt what prompted Herman Cain’s original stance.

    How do these Muslim kids get radicalized and thereby embrace jihad? By the studying the Qur’an, something their parents may never have done.

    And how does reading the Qur’an turn a young Muslim –both American born and foreign born — into a jihadist? Because the Qur’an unequivocally calls for jihad against non-believers.

    Some may find this hard to square with the Muslims they personally know: hard working people who just want a piece of the American dream and who cringe with horror each time they see or hear of another terrorist attack.

    The reason these Muslim folks abhor jihad is that they do not know their Qur’an very well. Jihadis would call these people “bad” Muslims.

    This is what Herman Cain should have pointed out in his pandering apology.

    • Sideliner says:

      Say goodby to your presidential aspirations, Herman. In this post 9/11 world when ALL of the terrorist murderers where fundamentalist Muslims, and we have lived through the attempted slaughters by shoe bombers and underwear bombers — also Muslims, as well as the Muslim psychiatrist murderer at Fort Hood, and the recent Muslim convert who was caught before he killed Americans, we should stop apologizing to anyone. Barack Hussein Obama has apologized and bowed quite enough to Muslims to last us for centuries.

      As garvan says, Muslims are taught jihad from young ages in their mosques, and to any Muslim believer the rest of us are infidels worthy of death.

      Herman Cain can go back to making pizzas.

  2. Claire Voyant says:

    Big mistake, Mr. Cain. The Muslim vote is not enough to put you in the White House. Besides, your first observations regarding the mosque in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, were correct. By the way, have you ever noticed how mosques are always referred to by the innocuous term “Islamic center ?” It’s meant to sound as though the students are merely playing basketball and not learning Sharia law and “Death to the infidel!”

    You’ll recall that the Muslim Army Major psychiatrist who killed 13 and wounded dozens more at the Fort Hood military base, screamed out “Allah Akbar!!” (“Allah is great!!”) just as the September 11, 2001 terrorists did. This is their belief and the basis of their faith. We can’t think of them as we do believers of the Judeo-Christian faiths. Muslims — even American Muslims have a different set of faith based standards. Sorry. it’s true.

  3. American Patriot says:

    “I remain humble and contrite?” Has Herman Cain lost his mind?

    I am thoroughly disgusted with this apology. How about the Muslim communities issuing apologies? There has been a deafening silence after each and every one of the mass murders or attempted killings of American citizens.

    • garvan says:

      One of the reasons for this deafening silence is that non-jihadist Muslims are afraid they will be especially targeted for reprisals if they condemn Islamic acts of terror.

      Muslims who have spoken out against the terror attacks have had fatwas put out against them. Some have had to go into hiding.

    • Zach Henry says:

      Should the Lutheran Church in Norway issue an apology for Brevik? Of course not, because the church is not responsible for the actions of a nut.

      • Abdul Ameer says:

        Breivik had practically nothing to do with the Lutheran Church, and no Lutheran church approved of his acts. Islamic terror is different. Many, many Islamic religious authorities approve of Islamic terror, including, but not limited to, Bin Laden. And, hundreds of millions of Moslems approved of Bin Laden. There is absolutely no counterpart for such mass approval of terror in any other religious group. And the reason is that Islamic terror is openly commanded in the Koran as part of the jihadist war against non-Moslems. There are no Christian sacred texts to approve of any such thing. Therefore, the Christian community, of which Breivik was not a part, bears no responsibility whatsoever for his acts, whereas the Moslem community does bear responsibility for the violent acts of Moslems because the community preaches and teaches violent jihad as part of the Islamic religion.

  4. Jane says:

    If he said something that was truly offensive, I would support him apologizing to Muslims. But plain talk about where some of our enemies hang out doesn’t sum up as an offense to all Muslims. There must be a lot of pressure on would-be and newbie politicians to remember how they became popular. Just as Americans were starting to think Herman Cain understood the situation, he executes a face plant. Just the same, it’s nice to know what people are made of in advance of their first day on the job. The same goes for Allen West who is not coping well with frowns from the tea party for his endorsement of Boehner’s plan II,
    http://www.thestatecolumn.com/articles/tea-party-is-schizophrenic-rep-allen-west/.

  5. garvan says:

    If anyone is going to cave, it will ALWAYS be the Republican; never the Democrat. Witness a tough guy like West going weak-kneed on us. Why? Because they don’t have the Leftstream Media on their side like the Dems do.

    Plus, West has probably been in congress just long enough to have fallen in love with the marble halls, the house gym, their own private subway, the excellent pay and the prestige. He’s already thinking about his reelection.

    The link to thestatecolumn.com, incidentally, is down.

  6. Overtaxed1 says:

    Cave into the Muslims, of course he did as have all of the other RINOs. I thought he was smart but this is the end of the line for him. Where is the Republican man with some true grit? Answer….
    there is not a one of them running so far…….the true grit lies with a Republican woman. Michele Bachmann will get my vote.

  7. Doc says:

    Mr. Cain was my horse in this upcoming Pres. election. WAS being the operative term. Like Congressman Joe Wilson…WHY DID YOU APOLOGIZE FOR ANYTHING?!?! Mr. Obama was/is/will be…A LIAR! Muslims..strive for/commit to/forever remail…Murders of ANYBODY WHO WON’T ASSIMILATE to their way of thinking!

    NO APOLOGIES!

  8. Abdul Ameer says:

    Too bad that Cain caved in to the Moslems! He needs to be educated more about the doctrines of Islam. He has the right gut feeling, but that is just not enough. Here are some of those Islamic doctrines which are supported by all religious Moslems. Please send letters to Herman Cain and quote one or two of these passages from Islam’s sacred texts:
    FROM THE KORAN:
    –“ the (only) religion (acceptable) before God is Islam.” (3:19)
    — ” If anyone desires a religion other than Islam, never will it be accepted of him.” (3: 85)
    — “You are the noblest community ever raised up for mankind.” (3:110)
    — The unbelievers among the people of the book and the pagans shall burn forever in the fire of Hell. They are the vilest of all creatures. (98.6).
    — Surely the vilest of animals in Allah’s sight are those who disbelieve. (8.55)
    –The unbelievers are your inveterate enemy. (4:101)
    — Mohammed is God’s apostle. Those who follow him are ruthless to the unbelievers but merciful to one another. (48:29).
    — It is unlawful for a believer to kill another believer, accidents excepted. (4:92)
    — Believers, take neither the Jews nor the Christians for your friends. (5:51)
    — Make war on them until idolatry shall cease and God’s religion shall reign supreme. (8:40)
    — Fight against them until idolatry is no more and God’s religion reigns supreme. (2:193)
    — The true believers fight for the cause of God, but the infidels fight for the devil. (4:76)
    — We will put terror into the hearts of the unbelievers. (3:151)
    — I shall cast terror into the hearts of the infidels. Strike off their heads, strike off the very tips of their fingers. (8:12)
    FROM THE SAYINGS OF MUHAMMAD:
    — Muhammad said to the Jews: “If you embrace Islam, you will be safe. You should know that the earth belongs to Allah and His Apostle, and I want to expel you from this land. “
    — Allah’s Apostle said, “You (i.e. Muslims) will fight with the Jews till some of them will hide behind stones. The stones will (betray them) saying, ‘O ‘Abdullah (i.e. slave of Allah)! There is a Jew hiding behind me; so kill him.’ ”
    — Mohammed said, “I have been ordered to fight with the people till they say, “None has the right to be worshipped but Allah, and whoever says, ” None has the right to be worshipped but Allah , his life and property will be saved by me.” (otherwise it will not).
    — Mohammed said, “Whoever changes his Islamic religion, kill him.”
    — Mohammed said, ” No Muslim should be killed for killing a Kafir” (infidel).
    — Muhammad said: “Fight in the name of Allah and in the way of Allah. Fight against those who disbelieve in Allah. Make a holy war, …”
    In addition, the most popular manual of Islamic sacred law, approved by the highest Islamic religious authorities of Jordan, Syria, Saudi Arabia and Egypt, says: “Jihad means to make war on non-Muslims.” What could be clearer than that?

  9. Brian says:

    Nothing could be more clearer Abdul. Unfortunately, most people are uneducated about Islam and the terror it has caused across the centuries. No doubt there will be secularists who will point out the atrocities committed in the name of Christianity. However, you will not find in Christian doctrine an ongoing edict to kill those who do not embrace the christian faith. As a society we better wake up to the fact that Islam is not compatible with Western Culture and our value system. Like the Trojan Horse that was used to conceal Troy’s enemies. These pods of Islamic immigrants being established throughout the United States will one day attack us from within. In fact, it is already starting to happen. Yet, the media and the intellectual elite refuse to acknowledge the problem.

    Where is the Muslim outrage when these so called radicals take the lives of innocent people who have done them no harm other than to be considered non-believers? And we want to bring more Muslims into our society? Are we crazy or what? It’s time we look out for our children and grandchildren and stop this insanity before it’s too late. We need to re-evaluate our immigration policy for immigrants from Muslim countries. It may seem extreme but perhaps we should prohibit immigration from these nations that consider us infidels.

    One last point: Why are we educating these people in our universities and teaching them how to fly military aircraft? These folks will never be our allies. Look at Pakistan and how they hid Bin Laden. There is no way they did not know that he was living among them.

    All I can say is educate yourselves and those around you to this real danger that is brewing from within our very borders.

  10. Abdul Ameer says:

    Dear Brian,
    You sound like someone we could use in the movement. Please check out http://www.actforamerica.org.
    I hope you will join, if you have not already done so.