Posted by | March 22, 2011 10:38 | Filed under: Top Stories

Claiming to Christianity Today that, “We are a Judeo-Christian nation,” Republican presidential hopeful Herman Cain says he resents that Muslims want to convert “the rest of us.” (h/t Think Progress)

The role of Muslims in American society is for them to be allowed to practice their religion freely, which is part of our First Amendment. The role of Muslims in America is not to convert the rest of us to the Muslim religion. That I resent. Because we are a Judeo-Christian nation, from the fact that 85 percent of us are self-described Christians, or evangelicals, or practicing the Jewish faith. Eighty-five percent. One percent of the practicing religious believers in this country are Muslim.

And so I push back and reject them trying to convert the rest of us. And based upon the little knowledge that I have of the Muslim religion, you know, they have an objective to convert all infidels or kill them. Now, I know that there are some peaceful Muslims who don’t go around preaching or practicing that. Well, unfortunately, we can’t sit back and tolerate the radical ones simply because we know that there are some of them who don’t believe in that aspect of the Muslim religion. So their role is to be allowed to practice their religion freely, just like we should be allowed to practice our religion freely, and not try to convert the rest of us.

Cain didn’t object when the magazine pointed out that he was “a little uncomfortable” when he found out his cancer doctor’s name was Abdallah, but relieved to find out he was a Lebanese Christian.

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