Dear Ms. Carmichael:
UPDATE: The readership does not seem to approve — to put it rather mildly. In the comments below, Bob Belvedere cites references indicating that Imam Magid and ISNA are connected to the Muslim Brotherhood and Hamas.
As readers might deduce, I was rather stunned by this press release…
It was a serious mistake for Herman Cain even to meet with Imam Magid or with anyone else affiliated with the Muslim Brotherhood and its myriad of front groups. It was an even bigger mistake for Mr. Cain to issue any apology for having offended Muslims in any way.
I must point out that most Americans have very little familiarity with Islamic doctrine as it exists in the Qur’an, the Hadiths, and shari’a law. Islam is not a religion in the normal sense of the word as Americans understand it. Instead, by its own definition, Islam is an expansionist, enemy, totalitarian political ideology that controls all aspects of life and seeks to eliminate everything but itself. It is incompatible with the US Constitution, with the oath of citizenship, with the oath of political office in the US, and with civilized society in general.