Herman Cain: I’d Never Appoint A Muslim

Is Herman Cain really running for president, or just trying to see how many headlines he can nab.  The Tea Party presidential frontrunner seems to have one other thing in common with his fellow Tea Partier Sarah Palin — an inability to know when to stop talking, and a desire to dig in deeper when it comes to the most divisive topics out there.  He already stated that he thinks Muslims are just out to kill or convert everyone.  Now, he’s followed that up by telling Think Progress that he would never consider appointing a Muslim if he were elected:

ThinkProgress caught up with the former CEO of Godfather’s Pizza today at the Conservative Principles Conference in Des Moines, Iowa, to discuss his comments further. We asked him, in light of his statements on Islam, would he be comfortable appointing any Muslims in his administration. Rather than skirting the question or hedging his answer, as most presidential aspirants are wont to do, Cain was definitive: “No, I would not”:

KEYES: You came under a bit of controversy this week for some of the comments made about Muslims in general. Would you be comfortable appointing a Muslim, either in your cabinet or as a federal judge?

CAIN: No, I would not. And here’s why. There is this creeping attempt, there is this attempt to gradually ease Sharia law and the Muslim faith into our government. It does not belong in our government. This is what happened in Europe. And little by little, to try and be politically correct, they made this little change, they made this little change. And now they’ve got a social problem that they don’t know what to do with hardly.

Besides the obvious civil rights violation involved in refusing appointments or promotions just based on a person’s religion, Cain is proving over and over again that he just isn’t ready for anything resembling an elected office.

With Donald Trump heading to Iowa and hitting the airwaves to discuss a potential run, how long will it take for the Tea Party to head to a new star-powered multimillionaire to be the party standard?  And could knowing that’s coming be what is making Cain desperately grasp at straws and attempt to grab any headline he can get?

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Robby C.
Past Member 6 years ago

Hmmmm.... I fail to see the problem... At least he's being honest....

Camila K.
Kamila A6 years ago

Yes, please please do that.

Lydia S.
Lydia S6 years ago

Very Interesting! -- "Robin Marty (THE WRITER OF THIS ARTICLE) is a freelance writer and editor who FOCUSES ON WOMEN'S RIGHTS, REPRODUCTIVE RIGHTS and POLITICS. She spent the previous 3 yrs working with a national progressive online news network & currently consults for a reproductive health news organization.

Hey Robin, I'd love to see you try some of that "PROGRESSIVE" stuff in any of the islamic "Republics" you love to support & defend!

I CHALLENGE YOU TO GET SOME OF YOUR PRO-WOMEN'S RIGHTS & PRO-REPRODUCTIVE RIGHTS "ARTICLES" PUBLISHED IN Iran, Iraq, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, etc. Geez, girl, You've got 47 countries to pick from!


Why not start with one of our "allies" -- The Saudis ... I'm sure they'd love some of your PROGRESSIVE viewpoints! MAYBE YOU COULD EVEN YANK THEIR CHAIN A BIT & GET THEM TO LET THE POOR WOMEN DRIVE! After all, they're forced to take taxis & if the driver decides to RAPE them, they cannot even report it! A RAPE HAS TO BE PROVED BY FOUR MALE WITNESSES!


The last time I checked, a rapist in an islamic country, doesn't usually drive around with four extra men, "just in case" they're needed as witnesses! Of course, they might come along for a gang bang!

Lydia S.
Lydia S6 years ago

Salma A wrote: "Islam brought dignity, proprietorship to women & encouraged people to free slaves!"

TAQQIYA !!! There is NO dignity for women -- or slaves -- in islam!



Ma malakat aymanukum ("what your right hands possess" ما ملكت أيمانکم) is a reference in the Qur'an to slaves.

Qur'an, Chapter (Surah) An-Nisa (Women)(4):24

This koranic device allowed the men to rape the female catives after their murderous raids. It was "LAWFUL" for them to "TAKE" what their right hand possessed", i.e., those who were enslaved, after being taken prisoner.

Sure, they called it "marriage", just as a 50 old man "marrying" a 6 year old CHILD is considered "Halal", but that DOES NOT MAKE IT A MARRIAGE! It is RAPE!

Indeed, mohamed did this with Safiyya bint Huyayy after the Battle of Khaybar. It's fortunate that these violations have been recorded for posterity in various islamic writings & hadiths!

bob m.
bob m6 years ago

Yesssss Mr. Salami; YEsssssssss. funny how the hidden things manifest sometimes....eh?
Jesus is LORD.

Lydia S.
Lydia S6 years ago

From the article ... "Rather than skirting the question or hedging his answer, as most presidential aspirants are wont to do, Cain was definitive: "No, I would not" ...

Fancy that, a politician who is HONEST, speaks his mind, tells the truth, and is more interested in being RIGHT than being "Politically Correct"! I hope he runs ... he will have my vote just based on his ability to have a spine & INTEGRITY!

Now, why is it that the Leftists here, just cannot accept the truth! Why is it that a LEGITIMATE CRITICISM OF THE BIGOTRY AND INTOLERANCE BY ISLAM --- elicits FALSE ACCUSATIONS of "racism"?

By the way -- What "Race" is Islam??? Last time I checked, muslims are of multiple races ...

Since islam is a POLITICAL IDEOLOGY, it is NOT "religious discrimination! So, what makes islam so special, that it's open season on Christianity -- BUT an official policy of "Do not criticize islam" from the Lefties here? EVEN THE ATHEISTS!

You people stand for NOTHING! You CLAIM to be "Pro Human Rights", "Pro Women's Rights", "Pro Reproductive Rights", "Pro Freedom of Speech", YET YOU DEFEND THE MOST CORRUPT, MISOGYNISTIC, ANTI-WOMEN, ANTI-HUMAN RIGHTS IDEOLOGY THAT EXISTS TODAY IN THE WORLD!


Linda AWAY Be Back
Linda G6 years ago

Mr Cain is another fear-mongering bigot and you'd think he'd know better than to lump all people into one pot.
This irrational fear of Muslims has got to stop. It is diametrically opposed to what this country was founded on... freedom of religion. And of course there are those extremists in the Muslim community just as there are extremists in the Christian community, the Jewish community and so on and so on. You can't let the ravings of an extreme view become your world view of the communty as a whole.
Mr. Cain, please stop bashing the Muslim community, who as a whole are hardworking Americans who contribute greatly to our nation. Stop the hate parade.

Salma A.
Salma-Ahmad Khan6 years ago

They are all there to make a QUICK BUCK ~by Islam/Muslim SLANDER&BASHING! FILTHIEST way to seek recognition!
Islam turned woman from commodity to self respecting & respected individuals{READ about it}!
American & most European countrys' constitution & study IslamicLaw & prophet Mohammad{saw}'s last speech{which is the Best advice to human, animal &environmental rights} ~ I BET you ~ THEY ARE ALLL BASED on these two documents! Yesss! Islam brought dignity, proprietorship to women & encouraged people to free slaves! It balance gruop & individual rights! To know this you'll have to understand Qura'an & the life of the Prophet{saw} with a clean.clear & unbiased mind!
The Core to CORRUPT politicians will~INSHALLAH ~FALL on their faces. INFACT ~they are the ONES helping non Muslims to convert! How~by arousing the CURIOSITY about Islam! When people without prejudice dig the truth ~lots of them find it in Islam. I saw it happen in our own Masjid. After 9/11 DEMONIZATION of Muslims ~we opened the doors of our Masjid for our non Muslim neighbors & a vast number converted ~of course after reading, understanding & research! This is what Islam REQUIRES! Before any one accepts Islam ~the Imam asks like ten times if he/she is convinced & ready to take Shahadah{accept Islam}.
Ergo, the more they spew the venom ~the more people will come to the pavilion~ InshaAllah!!!

Ahron E.
Ahron E6 years ago

Lori Homayon-jones The American way is so opposite the ways of Islam. Even the name submisive is the opposite of American agenda of freedom. We believe in the individuals pursiuit of happiness. Islam believes the needs of the group comes first, the indvidual doesn't count. Muslim woman are totally surpressed they can't even leave there homes alone. They wear the Burqua which looks like a traveling tourture cambers. They are content with this, American woman would never be. Americans are more open about sex, it is there on the bill boards, newspapers, provacative dress. Islam in its modestly could never stand for it would execute people who defies it. American women also enjoy sex. Muslim woman whose clitrouse was removed can no longer enjoy it. (Pity Mulim men do not have the oputunity to really enjoy sex, without causeing a woman to have an orgasim). We Americans like to drink. Maybe if Muslims drank they would be less war like. For better or worse theirs is a different path then ours and our path is not healthy for their way of life. We live and let live they can't. Muslims should not come to our shores unless they are ready to give up their religion and that would be very wrong.

Charlene Rush
Charlene Rush6 years ago

If Mr. Cain gets anywhere near the nomination, the Tea Party Republicans will be tearing their hair out, and screaming bloody murder.
The thought alone, makes me smile!

One thing you have to say, he's making a name for himself, negative as that may be.
He's preaching to the choir, the white Republican choir, as if to say, 'I'm one of you'.
You have to love his sense of humor.