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28 July 2011 @ 19:50

This press release was issued by Herman Cain’s Campaign yesterday evening [tip of the fedora to Stacy McCain]:

For Immediate Release:
Wednesday, July 27, 2011

For More Information:
Ellen Carmichael, (678) 601-2772
media@hermancain.com

Cain Meets with American Muslim Leaders

(Stockbridge, GA)- Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain met with American Muslim leaders this afternoon at the ADAMS Center in Sterling, Virginia. After the meeting, Cain issued the following 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.

In attendance at Wednesday’s meeting were:

    * Imam Mohamed Magid, Executive Director of the ADAMS Center.
    * Sister Humera Khan, Director, Muflehun.org.
    * Joshua Salaam, Youth Director of the ADAMS Center, former U.S. military officer.
    * Robert Marro, Board of Trustees at the ADAMS Center, former U.S. Foreign Service Officer (Minister, Counselor of Embassy)

The ADAMS Center serves more than 5,000 families in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. To contact the ADAMS Center, please call (703) 433-1325.

Friends of Herman Cain will release photographs of the meeting later this week.

SOME BACKGROUND: You will recall that Mr. Cain made some remarks in the past few months that caused a lot of controversy because in them he spoke of the very real dangers we face from stealthy and creeping Islam in The United States.  I defended his courageous and un-PC stance at the time [please see: here and here].

There are several problems with what Mr. Cain has done and said yesterday ― very serious ones that make me now question his qualifications to be President Of The United States.

-Regarding the ADAMS Center…

= From Robert Spencer, over at Jihad Watch, in March of this year:

From a February 2008 report: “Another D.C.-area mosque, the ADAMS Center, was founded and financed by members of the Muslim Brotherhood, and has been one of the top distributors of Wahhabist anti-Semitic and anti-Christian dogma.”

-Regarding, Imam Mohamed Magid…

= From the same Robert Spencer posting [the next sentence]: 

Also, Imam Mohamed Magid is the President of the Islamic Society of North America. ISNA has admitted ties to the Muslim Brotherhood and Hamas, and is an unindicted co-conspirator in a Hamas terror funding case.

= From The Investigative Project On Terrorism in  2010 [Steve Emerson’s group], we learned:

The FOIA records also show that Mohamed Magid, Vice President of the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA), traveled to the Middle East in November of 2007 through the Citizen Exchange Program (CEP). That program is run by the Bureau of Education and Cultural Affairs of the U.S. State Department. Magid was an adviser for the Sterling Charitable Gift Fund, which was raided by the U.S. as part of the SAAR Network, a network of groups suspected of terrorist connections. A government affidavit stated that the Sterling Charitable Gift Fund was used for money laundering and terrorist financing.

In addition, Magid has downplayed the Darfur genocide, arguing during a 2004 Georgetown University forum that a fraction of the reported 50,000 people killed actually died:

“I think somebody made a mistake and put a zero, they had no problem. But what happened in this issue here, things escalated and people called it genocide. There is a fight, people have been displaced, people lost their homes and they need help but at the same time I want to say there is some kind of exaggeration of the some of the problems.”
 
Like CAIR, ISNA was an unindicted co-conspirator in the HLF prosecution. It was listed among “entities who are and/or were members of the US Muslim Brotherhood.”

= See also this [tip of the fedora to Joe]

-Regarding Mr. Cain’s wording…

He wrote:

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.

= No true Muslim can practice their faith ‘peacefully’.  To be considered a Muslim, one must practice Jihad and work towards the implementation of Sharia Law everywhere.  All Infidels must either submit to be enslaved under Mohammedin rule or die.  The Koran demands this.

= As for those who say there is a difference between the different types of Islam, I defer to my good friend, the Reverend David R. Graham:

Wishful thinking and ignorance.  Kool Aid.  Islam is Islam, no break-down into moderate and radical.   Sunni and Shia differentiation in ideology and clerical structures, mere internals, but externally, both aggressive, murderous imperialists (“Sharia”).

= Some have argued that Mr. Cain was just playing politics.

For the sake of argument, let’s say they’re right.  Did he have to grovel? [ie: 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.].

= In the Comments section of Stacy’s posting, hrh40 makes a good point and asks a very pointed question:

I also don’t like the reasoning:

“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 …”

Isn’t that the same comparison that homosexuals/lesbians use for their grievances? IOW, the “gay rights” crowd equating themselves to the civil rights movement?

Erm, no, they’re not.

So if Cain can use the comparison that Muslims are stereotyped like Blacks were, will he also be persuaded by the homosexual/lesbian argument?

= 1389 has sent a well-worded and spot-on e-mail to Ellen Carmichael.

= To make such a statement as he did is to proclaim to all the world that you are incredibly naive — and there is no excuse for that nearly ten years after 09/11.  With his statement, Mr. Cain appears to have abandoned Reality.

Could This Be One Explanation?

-I’ve cut Mr. Cain a lot of slack because I believe his campaign is still in it’s shakedown cruise.  He’s been improving as time has gone on and appears to be working out the wrinkles in his upstart organization.

Sadly, Mr. Cain appears to fit the definition of Dhimmitude I quoted in a previous posting today.

I like the guy an awful lot and he was my second choice after Mrs. Palin, but this is a deal-breaker.

The two biggest enemies we have are the ongoing destruction [self-inflicted, especially] of Western Culture and Society and Mohammedism. 

If you can’t see that, we can’t afford to have you as President in these Time Of Troubles, sir.

My comments here have been made more in sorrow than in anger.

I like the guy and was cheering him on.  He was making some damn good points others were not, or didn’t have the stones to.  And Mr. Cain also has a great presentation ― ‘refreshing’, you might say.

Goddamn sad, it is.

Herman Cain: It’s East Of Eden Time.

9 Comments
  1. 28 July 2011 @ 20:00 20:00

    Thanks for the shoutout!

  2. loopyloo305 permalink
    28 July 2011 @ 20:27 20:27

    Well, there goes my vote! I won’t vote for anyone that caves that easily, not that he was my first choice, just saying!

  3. 29 July 2011 @ 08:47 08:47

    How disappointing. And to think neither he nor anybody on his staff thought to vett the people he chose to speak for Islam. Most people with half a clue know by now about the ADAMS Center, and even if they don’t know about it specifically, anyone who seeks high office should know that all the big organizations representing Islam in America can be traced back to the Muslim Brotherhood.

    Looks like the shakedown cruise has struck an iceberg.

    • bobbelvedere permalink*
      29 July 2011 @ 12:36 12:36

      Steven: It has struck and I ain’t the Carpethia.

  4. Adobe Walls permalink
    29 July 2011 @ 20:41 20:41

    Well I’m glad I never got on that bandwagon.

  5. 30 July 2011 @ 00:19 00:19

    The MSM said he stepped in it when he offended them.

    Now, he really has stepped in it.

    Nice knowing you, Mr. Cain.

  6. 30 July 2011 @ 15:33 15:33

    Islam is a terrorist state.

    Its core value is misogyny.

    Its core asset is violence.

    “Islamophobia” is terrorist trash talk against rational response to real menace and regular attacks by a resolute terrorist state: Islam, or better put, Mohammedanism.

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