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Does Herman Cain Have Middle Eastern Ties?

Updated on October 10, 2011

Herman Cain


Godfather's Pizza Former CEO: Herman Cain

So it is October 9, 2011 and I watched the morning news shows and there was not much to report with the exception of Herman Cain being all over them. Most notably was is 999 tax reform plan which is a flat regressive tax on the poor and elderly. Then of interesting note was the fact that Herman Cain didn't want radical Islam serving in the White House? Is there any evidence radical Islam is serving in the White House or the executive branch now? Then Herman Cain took it a step further and said he was okay with Muslims just not radical ones. How can you tell the difference? Do radical Muslims pray five times a day while none radical Muslims only pray three times a day? I thought the whole point of radical Islam is they are very good at hiding the fact they are radical? If they are so easy to spot then let's unfund intelligence all together. I highly doubt radical Islam is easily detected so I found this statement a little incredulous. I guess Cain was insinuating President Obama is a radical Islamist but I just don't buy that either.

And then I wondered how does Herman Cain former CEO of Godfather's Pizza knows anything about Islam? And is the mention of Islam another crooked straight talk moment to get support from Middle Eastern Oil interests. Now to be clear I think Herman Cain is trying to run for president while he is selling books and he may not be in the race for the long haul. But I would not impugn his integrity as a candidate. I am just curious since I haven't know a lot of Islam to live in Georgia let alone radical Islam. I have never even seena Mosque in Georgia. But I am a Peach Tree kind of gal.

And then I wondered if Herman Cain had former business interests in the Middle East wouldn't that be a conflict of interest for him to be president as he would have difficulty ending a war in the Middle East? So I did a little research and I looked into the activities of Godfather's Pizza. And while it doesn't qulaify Herman Cain on Foreign Policy it would seem Godfather's has been doing business with just about the entire Middle East.

But the following are Midle Eastern Countries in which Godfather's operates:


Saudi Arabia

United Arabic Emeritis

Good to know if you ever need a pizza you can get one in the Middle East, especialy during the Arab Spring.

Herman Cain Anti Israel?

Now it is quite clear to me that Herman Cain has more experience with Islam then he is willing to let on with all those Godfather's restaurants in the Middle East. What is amazing to me is that there is not one Godfather's Restaurant in Israel. And as a matter of fact I don't believe I have heard Herman Cain mention Israel. Which again makes in rather incredulous he won Florida give the vast numbers of Jewish people living in Florida.

So are we prepared as a nation to elect a president that is anti-Israel? It is not as if those relations aren't tense enough now. But to Cain's credit there are nor Godfather's in Iran, Iraq or Syria, Afghanistan or Pakistan. So he is close enough to the Middle East through business dealings to be influenced buy Middle Eastern countries with the exception of Israel.

Why did Herman Cain leave this part off his resume'?


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    • JT Walters profile image

      JT Walters 6 years ago from Florida

      Ms. Oatley,

      Thank your for the clarification. I welcome your opinion as previously stated.

      I reread my post and I guess I felt like you were trying to peck away at a story I believed was completely and totally legitimate. In essence I thought you were the pecker metaphorically speaking. I understand you comment was sincere now.

      Please forgive me if I caused any offense to you as well. It was simply a miscommunication. I am very interested to follow your work though because alot of it resembles my own.

      To be clear I have no affinity for anyone running yet. Things will have to change significantly inorder for me to be pro one candidate or another.

      Thanks for the clarification and thanks for allowing me to clarify as well. I appreciate you reading, commenting and providing feedback.


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      Robin Oatley 6 years ago

      Dear JTWalters,

      I was surprised to read your reaction. In my comment, I was merely trying to ask whether I had understood your hub and your point of view right. In no way I intended to take you or your opinion down. Furthermore I stated my own personal opinion. If this offended you in any way I truly regret that.

      Also, I want to note that I do not feel any affinity with Herman Cain or his ideas; I was just interested by jour Hub but didn’t completely understand what you were saying.

      I am fully aware of the fact that personal attacks do not belong on HubPages (neither do they belong anywhere else, in my opinion), and I want to emphasize that I didn’t intend to shoot you or any of your ideas down.

      I am not sure what you are trying to say by bringing up the pecking order on HubPages. Since I was asking whether I had interpreted your Hub the way you meant it, and stating my opinion afterwards, I don’t feel that I have violated the HubPages Terms Of Service in any way. I can and will never be able to prove that I’m right, but that is no reason to not have an opinion, is it?

      Kind regards,


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      JT Walters 6 years ago from Florida

      HI RObin Oatley,

      Really you think anyone in American cares about President Obama's religion? And you think America is against people who vote to Allah? You must not think much of the USA. I know for certain because I have Muslim friends that it wouldn't matter to me who he prayed to.

      Herman Cian is the one who opened his mouth about radical Isalm. Prove to me Herman Cain didn't do business with Middle Eastern countries because he shure had bad thinsg to say about Islmaists. While Herman Cain was CEO those Little Caesar's Pizzas were placed in the Midle East. Now do you have inside information you would like to share with me about how many Little Caesar's Pizza's are in the Middle East? Because doing business in the middle east takes inside connections especially in a place like Kuwait,

      Religion isn't a sensitive subject in the USA except for very religous people with the exception of the Catholics. The intolerance of religion is a sensitive subject. Now I am not intolerant. And I didn't get on television and ramble on about radical Islam being in the White House while having atleast done business with Islam, Herman Cain did that.

      And I would never omitted Israel as we have very strong alliance to that country. Herman Cain did that as well.

      There is a pecking order on HubPages. And while I appreciate your opinion and I didn't moderate it. It wasn't balanced with any counter facts. I research everything I write. So before you shot down something I have to say just to shot it down, I would appreciate you atleast having soem facts to present.

      Personal attacks aren't allowed on hubpages. It is in violation of Terms of Service.

      I have also reviewed your hub and noticed you are quite new and have written very similar hubs to my own.

      I respect your opinion and can appreciate you disagree but you can't prove anything you have written where I did prove Herman Cain has been doing business in the Middle East, he did say he wanted radical Islam out of government and he hasn't uttered a word about Israel.

      Prove if Obama prayed to Allah he wouldn't be President. Becuas emost of America believes he is a Muslim and he still has the job.

      I think Herman Cain has an obligation to disclose that he has had business dealing with middle eastern countries especially those that are going through the Arab spring right now.


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      Robin Oatley 6 years ago

      So are you saying that because of the fact that his former employer has branches in the Middle East, there is a conflict of interests? So am I right, then, in concluding that you think that those couple of stores have completely turned over his loyalty to the Middle East, even though for every Middle Eastern Little Ceasar's, there are probably a 100 or even a 1000 US Little Ceasar's branches?

      Although you're right that no one will be punished in the US for their religion, it is still a sensitive subject. I'm a 100% sure that if (and I'm specifically saying IF) Obama were exactly the same person with the same beliefs etc. as he is now, but at home over dinner he prayed to Allah instead of God, he would not have become president.

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      JT Walters 6 years ago from Florida

      He hasn't even mention Israel at all in any of his speeches. And he has business ties to the Middle East.

      If the Tea Party is anti Muslim then they are the last ones in America. The USA is a country of religous freedom. So the Tea Party Movemeht would find itself completely disconnected with their voters if they took that position.

      But I respect your opinion and want to thank you for reading, commenting and providing feedback.


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      Yes Dear 6 years ago from Cape Cod, USA

      I don't think he's anti-Israel. Just the opposite. His big funders, the Koch Bros., are Zionists.

      He is anti-Muslim, as are all Tea-Baggers. IMO