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Dec 6 2007
Mitt Romney on Islam and Church/State Separation

Check out this blog that investigates Mitt Romney's claim that he would not put a Muslim in his cabinet if elected president and the (il)logical implications that follow.

Dec 7 2007
Recognize that Blogs are OPINIONs

I'm not a supporter of Romney, but in any election event, we need to be skeptical of journalists and opinion-makers (bloggers).

In A Muslim Belongs in the Cabinet the questioner (Mansoor Ijaz) of Romney writes of what he asked Romney and what he "heard" as Romney's response.

I asked Mr. Romney whether he would consider including qualified Americans of the Islamic faith in his cabinet as advisers on national security matters, given his position that "jihadism" is the principal foreign policy threat facing America today. He answered, "…based on the numbers of American Muslims [as a percentage] in our population, I cannot see that a cabinet position would be justified. But of course, I would imagine that Muslims could serve at lower levels of my administration."

At Mitt Romney Rejects Reports He Would Not Consider a Muslim in His Cabinet Romney's response to the controversy is

"That's not ... his question was, 'Did I need to have a Muslim in my Cabinet to be able to confront radical jihad and would it be important to have a Muslim in my Cabinet?' And I said, 'No, I don’t think that you have to have a Muslim in the Cabinet to be able to, to take on radical jihad any more than in the second World War where you needed to have a Japanese American to help us understand the threat that was coming from Japan," Romney said. "I just rejected that argument."

It appears that the blogger is the one responsible for the "illogical implications".


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