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Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain said Sunday that communities have a right to ban Islamic mosques.
Appearing on "Fox News Sunday," the former Godfather's Pizza CEO said protests and legal challenges to a planned mosque in Tennessee city are an example of local residents pushing back.
Cain said his view doesn't amount to religious discrimination because he says Muslims are trying to inject Shariah law into the U.S.
Shariah is a set of core principles that most Muslims recognize and a series of rulings from religious scholars. It covers many areas of life and different sects have different versions and interpretations of the code.
Asked if his view could lead any community to stand up in opposition to a proposed mosque, Cain replied, "They could say that." He pointed to opposition to the planned mosque in Murfreesboro, Tenn., as an example.
"Let's go back to the fundamental issue that the people are basically saying that they are objecting to," Cain said. "They are objecting to the fact that Islam is both religion and (a) set of laws, Shariah law. That's the difference between any one of our other traditional religions where it's just about religious purposes.
Cain's got a point, Islam isn't just a religion, it also consists of required law and seeks to establish a state within a state, and this shouldn't be allowed. It is about time someone came out and said the obvious.
Banning a mosque is a bad way to put it. Banning a group (this one happens to be Muslim) that hides behind a religion to undemocratically usurp existing laws is a better way of seeing it.
Originally posted by AnIntellectualRedneck
If we don't have the right to ban Westboro Baptist completely, then we don't have the right to ban mosques.
What he doesn't understand is that his own attitudes could be turned back around on him in terms of many churches. I've never been to a conservative Protestant church that completely ignores politics.
Muslims calling for Sharia law isn't that different from many Christians wanting the ten commandments to be everywhere.
Originally posted by poet1b
Worship any god your choose, but when you start getting politically active, then shut em down.
Mecca is regarded as the holiest city in Islam. More than 13 million Muslims visit Mecca annually, including several million who perform the Hajj (pilgrimage). As a result, Mecca has become one of the most cosmopolitan and diverse cities in the Muslim world. Non-Muslims are prohibited from entering the city.
Originally posted by poet1b
Islam isn't a religion, it is an invading force masquerading as a religion.
We need to write new laws dealing with Islam, and its nefarious ways.
Things like honor killings, rapes of local girls, and forcing women to cover themselves should be treated like the criminal acts they are in full defiance of our beliefs and way of life. Mass numbers should be arrested, and mosque shut down when activities are found that aim to subvert local governments.
Either we take action or we will soon have the problems they are dealing with in Europe, India, Central Asia, Africa, and else where.