Herman Cain Says ‘Hallowed Ground’ Is Wherever People Don’t Want a Mosque to Be


There was a time not too long ago that Herman Cain was known as the outsider business-executive candidate, the CEO who could fix America with common-sense solutions, just like he did with that gross pizza chain. For whatever reason — perhaps his dwindling poll numbers — Cain has instead decided to increasingly focus his candidacy on outright Islamophobia. In his latest anti-Islam remarks, Cain said on Fox News Sunday that any community has the right to ban mosques because practitioners of Islam inherently seek to (somehow) replace our democratic laws with Sharia. (Sincere question: Has Herman Cain ever even met a Muslim person?) When host Chris Wallace pointed out that, unlike the controversy over the construction of a mosque near ground zero last year, the mosque and Islamic center that Cain opposes in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, is not near hallowed ground, Cain insisted that “to the people in Murfreesboro, it is hallowed ground.” Yes … this is where the, uh, Arby’s used to be. We really loved that Arby’s.