"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."
So said presidential candidate Herman Cain, as he apologized for speaking the truth.
He spoke out against Shariah. He said that local people could and should resist the construction of Islamic supremacist mega-mosques. And it's true: It is not an infringement of the freedom of religion to resist a Muslim Brotherhood beachhead in your neighborhood.
He said that if he became president, he wouldn't appoint a Muslim to his cabinet, explaining: "I would have to have people totally committed to the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution of the United States, and many of the Muslims, they're not totally dedicated to this country." This was an awkward comeback, but again, his statement was true: Many Muslims aren't. Look at the Times Square bomber, the Christmas underwear bomber, the Portland Christmas tree-lighting bomber, the two Fort Hood jihadists and so many others.