Hermain Cain Questions Whether Muslims are Human, Affirms He is Still Not a Bigot

Posted on July 18, 2011

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EP: Washington DC – During a press conference today, Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain openly questioned whether being a Muslim and a human being are intrinsically compatible. “First let me clarify that I am not a racist, or a bigot. Look at me, I am black, therefore those words cannot apply to me. However it is not clear to me that a Muslim, with it’s belief in moon-gods, human sacrifice and cannibalism, can actually be categorized as a human being.”  Cain was responding to criticism he received over recent comments he made  in  opposition to a planned Mosque in Murfreesboro Tennesse. Cain argued that the people of Murfeesboro were within their rights to oppose the Mosque’s construction because “we do not allow rat colonies to simply fester next to our homes, so why would we allow these things to worship Satan in our neighborhoods?”

Herman Cain questioned whether Muslims can be considered human beings at a press conference earlier today. Cain believes his comments cannot be bigotted because he himself is black.

Jesse Johnson, a political science professor at Tennesse State University, beleives that Cain’s argument regarding the humanity of Muslims will play well with the Republican base. “For some Republicans, Herman Cain is the ideal candidate. He is able to openly articulate bigotted perspectives against Islam and Muslims commonplace in the right-wing of the Republican party, but is immune to the typical charges of racism and bigotry often leveled against white candidates who espouse similar views. He is, in a sense, the best of both worlds” argued Johnson.

Cain reiterated that the only religious community in America that deserves to have its humanity challenged are Muslims. He argued that all other religions are perfectly compatible with being human. “Especially the Jewish religion, they are definitely human – and I am completely open to accepting their campaign donations” he added. When questioned whether his opposition to Shariah (Islamic law) would extend to Jewish law commonly practiced in the United States, he responded by rhetorically asking whether “the 9/11 hijackers were Jewish or Muslim?” Cain also claimed that he thinks opposing mosque construction will stimulate job growth through “divine providence.”

Stella Edwards, a longtime Republican voter from Murfreesboro was glad to hear Cain’s stance on the Mosque and said she would be open to voting for the candidate come primary season. “To be honest, at this point I am more afraid of terrorist Muslims than I am of black people, so I may give this one a chance.” she added.

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