HERMAN CAIN says a “majority of U.S. Muslims share extremist Islamic views”

In an interview that included a few eyebrow-raising comments, Cain’s exchange about American Muslims may get the most attention. Funny how the truth has a way of doing that.

THE HILL  “I have had one very well-known Muslim voice say to me directly that a majority of Muslims share the extremist views,” Cain said in an  interview with GQ.

Asked if he thought this individual — whom Cain would only identify as “a very prominent voice in the Muslim community” — was right, Cain said that although he found it hard to believe, ultimately he trusted his adviser. “Yes, because of the respect that I have for this individual. Because when he told me this, he said he wouldn’t want to be quoted or identified as having said that,” Cain said.

In March, Cain made waves when he said that if he were elected, he would not feel “comfortable” in appointing Muslims to his Cabinet. (Apparently, a lot of Americans would agree with him)

The GQ comments were the latest in a string of questionable jokes and comments that might have derailed other candidates. Cain acknowledged as much, asking the GQ writers, “That probably wasn’t politically correct, was it?” at the conclusion of the interview.

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