From Talking Points Memo:

Rep. Allen West (R-FL) told TPM on Wednesday that unlike Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain, he wouldn’t have let Muslim groups pressure him into apologizing for his comments on Islam.

Cain issued an apology to Muslims in July following his meeting with officials at a Virginia mosque for a “discussion about religion and politics.” The meeting came after Cain claimed that American communities had the right to ban mosques in their neighborhoods.

His apology earned him a verbal beating from former supporters on his Facebook page and on anti-Muslim blogs.

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