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Monday, August 1, 2011

Herman Cain Apologized to Muslim Brotherhood?

Whether Cain's recent apology to Muslims for his comments regarding Islam and the construction of Mosques was the result of political calculation or political intimidation makes little difference. In doing so, he lost a significant contingent of supporters who stood behind his efforts. He had dropped in the polls and maybe that is why he decided to apologize but that apology is ironically only going to cause him to drop further. Anyone offended by his earlier comments likely will not support him anyway and those who stood by him before will be less likely to do so now.

As if all that wasn't bad enough for Cain, it now appears that the Mosque he attended to issue his apology is led by the president of the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA), a Muslim Brotherhood group. As such, Cain apologized for telling the truth.

Via Pajamas Media:
Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain has been under fire for saying communities should be able to stop the construction of mosques. So he apologized, following a visit to a mosque led by Imam Mohamed Magid, the president of Muslim Brotherhood branch the Islamic Society of North America.
HERE is Cain's full statement:
I would like to thank Imam Mohamed Magid and the ADAMS Center for extending their hospitality to me this afternoon. We enjoyed heartfelt fellowship and thoughtful dialogue about how patriotic Americans of all faiths can work together to restore the American Dream.

While I stand by my opposition to the interference of shariah 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. I am truly sorry for any comments that may have betrayed my commitment to the U.S. Constitution and the freedom of religion guaranteed by it. Muslims, like all Americans, have the right to practice their faith freely and peacefully.

As I expected, we discovered we have much more in common in our values and virtues. In my own life as a black youth growing up in the segregated South, I understand their frustration with stereotypes. Those in attendance, like most Muslim Americans, are peaceful Muslims and patriotic Americans whose good will is often drowned out by the reprehensible actions of jihadists.

I am encouraged by the bonds of friendship forged today at our meeting, and I look forward to continuing this very healthy dialogue. The relationship we established was so positive that the Imam has invited me back to speak to not only some of their youth, but also at one of their worship services.
PJM's Mauro then makes this point:
If Cain opposes Sharia-based governance, then he picked the wrong group to reach out to.

As noted above, Mohamed Magid is also president of the Islamic Society of America (ISNA). The group says it “rejects all acts of terrorism, including those perpetrated by Hamas, Hizbullah and any other group that claims Islam as their inspiration.” However, ISNA was listed as an “unindicted co-conspirator” in the Holy Land Foundation trial. The HLF had been found guilty of being a front for Hamas set up by the Muslim Brotherhood.
Are we to believe that Cain's staff didn't know this about Magid or his mosque? This is disturbing on several levels. For one, the political pressure brought to bear on Cain had to be immense for him to do this. This borders on dhimmitude.

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