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Ellison to Cain: Review the Pledge of Allegiance

The Minnesota Democrat, a Muslim, said Cain should review his views on whether he’d allow a Muslim to serve in his cabinet. The Minnesota Democrat, a Muslim, said Cain should review his views on whether he’d allow a Muslim to serve in his cabinet.

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“Well, you got violent Christians and good Christians,” he said. “You got violent Jews and good Jews. You got people of all — what he said about Muslims is true for every community. So it’s absurd that he would make a distinction when it comes to Muslims. Look, Mr. Cain has made a lot of statements about his hostility toward the Muslim community. Now trying to backtrack but not doing a good job of it  …

“I would ask him to say look, the Pledge of Allegiance said ‘and liberty and justice for all.’ ‘All’ means all and doesn’t mean ‘except one group or another.’ I would ask Herman Cain to review that Pledge of Allegiance he swears when he gets up.”