GOP Candidate Herman Cain: Muslims Need Proof of Loyalty

| by Mark Berman Opposing Views

GOP presidential candidate Herman Cain said any Muslim who wants to serve in his potential administration would have to show proof of loyalty to the United States Constitution.

Appearing on Glenn Beck's Fox News show on Wednesday, the former CEO of Godfather's Pizza first referred to comments he made earlier this year, according to a report from The Daily Caller.

“The exact language was when I was asked, ‘Would you be comfortable with a Muslim in your cabinet?’ and I said no,” Cain said. “I would not be comfortable. I didn’t say I wouldn’t appoint one because if they can prove to me they are putting the Constitution of the United States first, they would be a candidate just like everybody else. My entire career I hired good people, great people, regardless of their religious orientation.”

Then came this exchange:

BECK: So wait a minute, are you saying that Muslims have to prove, there has to be a loyalty proof?
CAIN: Yes, to the Constitution of the United States of America.
BECK: Well, would you do that to a Catholic or a Mormon?
CAIN: No, I wouldn’t, I wouldn’t because there is a greater dangerous part of the Muslim faith than there is in these other religions. I know there are some Muslims who talk about but we’re a peaceful religion. I’m sure that there are some peace-loving.

Cain did say that not all Muslims are terrorists.

“I know some of them, too – I absolutely do,” Cain said. “So this isn’t casting a label on all Muslims."

Cain shouldn't have to worry about who might be staffing his administration -- he is far down in the polls.