The pizza godfather has met actual Muslims and decided they aren’t evil, after all. Via MoJo:
While I stand by my opposition to the interference of shariah law into the American legal system, I remain humble and contrite for any statements I have made that might have caused offense to Muslim Americans and their friends. I am truly sorry for any comments that may have betrayed my commitment to the U.S. Constitution and the freedom of religion guaranteed by it. Muslims, like all Americans, have the right to practice their faith freely and peacefully.
While I’m glad to see Cain (mostly) drop Islamophobia, this also kills his election chances. Teahadists won’t like seeing him recognize anyone’s humanity. Furthermore, Cain is still a nut: he thinks Planned Parenthood exists to kill black babies, DADT should be reinstated, illegal immigrants are all drug smugglers, nuclear weapon reduction is less important than missile defense, and Iraq was connected to 9/11. He has a long way to go yet.