EXCERPT: Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain said Thursday an effort by local Muslims to build a large mosque here is an attempt to “sneak” Shariah law into the fabric of the U.S. legal system.
“I think it is an infringement and abuse of our freedom of religion, and I don’t agree with what’s happening here because this isn’t an innocent mosque,” Cain told reporters after speaking to a crowd of hundreds on the Murfreesboro Public Square. “This is another way to sneak Shariah law into our laws, and I absolutely object to that,” Cain said.
Cain previously said that he would not hire a Muslim to serve in his administration if he is elected president.
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