Herman Cain, who is one of the presidential prospects in a dismal 2012 Republican field (he formed an exploratory committee for the Republican nomination in 2012) showed that he was as low-down crazy as his fellow Christofascists by going after Minnesota Democrat Keith Ellison, the only Muslim in the House of Representatives. As you may remember, there was quite a dust-up when Mr. Ellison chose to take his oath of office on the Qur’an instead of the Bible. Now Mr. Cain is telling us that this means Ellison supports Sharia Law above the Constitution.
He told Laura Ingraham that he wouldn’t allow Muslims to serve in his administration.
Since Mr. Cain and his fellow Christofascists support Mosaic Law above the Constitution, I can’t see where this is much of an insult. At the worst it’s the pot calling the kettle black. There is, after all, virtually no difference between the two law codes.
Of course, Mr. Cain defends his claim, as they all do, by making the claim – completely without supporting evidence – that American law is based on the Bible (it’s based on English common law, obviously, and has pagan – not biblical – antecedents).
“I want people in my administration that are committed to the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution of the United States,” said the lying Cain. “I don’t want any inkling of anybody in my administration who would put Sharia law over American law. I have not found a Muslim that has said that they will denounce Sharia law, you know, in order to support the Constitution of the United States.”
No, you just want them to put the Ten Commandments over the Constitution.
Ingraham asked Cain, “So Keith Ellison you think would be more in favor of Sharia law than the Declaration of Independence?”
Cain: “Didn’t he take his oat on the Qur’an instead of the Bible? Am I wrong in that?”
Ingraham: “I think you are correct in that.” (Never mind that it was a copy of the Qur’an owned by Thomas Jefferson.)
Cain: “This is my point. If you take an oath on the Qur’an, that means you support Sharia law. I support American law. Our laws were derived from principles that are biblically based. Maybe not said in the same words that are in the Bible, but our laws are derived from principles based upon the Bible. This is why I’m not going to back down or pander to anyone who wants to call me xenophobic or a bigot simply because I said no. I don’t want anybody in my administration that I’m going to have to be looking over my shoulder to figure out if they are going to try to do something against the principles that I believe in which are also the principles that the majority, the overwhelming majority of the American people believe.”
Mr. Cain, they – and you – are already trying to do something against the principles in which you pretend to believe. The Constitution and the spirit of the Declaration of Independence are already under assault by the forces of Christofascism, as you know perfectly well, being one of their standard bearers.
Just remember what the real narrative is here: A man who supports putting Mosaic Law above the Constitution is attacking a man for allegedly putting Sharia Law above the Constitution. Furthermore, there is no evidence at all that Mr. Ellison believes Sharia Law trumps the Constitution while Cain and his fellow Christofascists have made it more than clear that in their minds Mosaic Law trumps the Constitution. In other words: ramp up fear of the Other (Muslims) while doing exactly what you accuse the Muslims of wanting to do.
A strategy Hitler would have approved of, since he did exactly the same thing, using Jews and Communists as his foils. The Christofascists have chosen homosexuals and Muslims to be their patsies. Thank you, Mr. Cain, for letting us know where you stand, and what you stand for.