Herman Cain, a GOP Presidential candidate from Georgia, has begun showing some of the kooky fringe nut logic that probably contributed to his defeat in his U.S. Senate GOP primary campaign in Georgia.
Speaking in Tennessee on Thursday, he declared his support for efforts to block the construction of an Islamic mosque in the town of Murfreesboro:
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
Just to make sure people understand how nutty he is, he went on Fox News earlier today to reiterate his support, arguing:
They have the right to do that. That's not discriminating ... against that particular religion.
The Blogland has taken issue with some of the more extreme elements of Islam, including supporting efforts to block Sharia Law from any sort of legal recognition, but Cain's kind of statement is unnecessarily fueling Islamic extremism.