Huckabee Advocates Monitoring Mosques, Says Obama Protecting Islam, Not Americans

Republican Presidential Nominee Governor Mike Huckabee (R-ARK) speaks to the crowd during the Eagle Forum's Eagle Council Event at the Marriott St. Louis Airport Hotel in St. Louis, Missouri on September 11, 2015. A number of Republican Presidential Nominees will address the crowd over the next two days to express …
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Republican presidential candidate and former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee advocates monitoring mosques and says he thinks Barack Obama is more interested in protecting the reputation of Islam than he is in protecting Americans.

“I’m amazed that people think it’s inappropriate for there to be some monitoring of things that are being said in mosques anymore than if we had a rash of Presbyterian attackers that were killing people,” Huckabee told host Stephen K. Bannon today on Breitbart News Daily.

If recent domestic violence had been committed by “Presbyterians, or Lutherans or Baptists, I’d say we better start checking to see what’s being said in the pulpits of Lutheran, Presbyterian, or Baptist churches,” added Huckabee.

“We’re not talking about infiltrating and spying, we’re talking about just monitoring and people act like that’s somehow a violation of the First Amendment. The point being, these are public places and if people want to come to my church, they’re welcome to do it,” he went on.

Said Huckabee:

I don’t know why people are so worked up about wanting to protect Americans. I want to protect Americans. we need to be putting Americans first. I get the feeling this president is more interested in protecting the reputation of Islam, than he is in protecting America. And I just find that disgusting.

The entire interview can be heard below.