Herman Cain Talks To Jay Leno About Muslims In Cabinet
During his “Tonight Show” interview, Cain also discussed a previous statement about the potential of having a Muslim work in his administration. HuffPost’s Elise Foley previously reported that “In May, Cain said he would not allow a Muslim to work in his cabinet because of ‘creeping Shariah law.’” The GOP contender later apologized to Muslim leaders for his remarks.
Leno said that Cain’s comment about not appointing a Muslim to his cabinet “doesn’t seem very American.” Cain clarified that he “would not appoint a jihadist” to his administration. He continued:
“I wanted to drive home the point that there are peaceful Muslims, and then there are those that want to kill us. And I basically, when I was asked that question, I did answer, would you appoint a Muslim, and I said no. I was thinking jihadist, and I did not qualify that point, but I qualified it later.”
Cain concluded, “there are a lot of fine, peaceful Muslims that are willing and have served their country.”
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