*A prominent Muslim civil rights group is asking Mike Huckabee, the former Arkansas governor, to apologize for his comment about Christian churches that have allowed Muslims to use their worship space.
Huckabee, who ran for president in 2008 and is also considering a 2012 bid, said on “Fox and Friends” recently that he did not understand why churches would make that sort of decision.
“If the purpose of a church is to push forth the gospel of Jesus Christ, and then you have a Muslim group that says that Jesus Christ and all the people that follow him are a bunch of infidels who should be essentially obliterated, I guess I have a hard time understanding that,” said Huckabee, who has his own show on Fox News.
On Monday, the Council on American-Islamic Relations called Huckabee’s comments divisive and proposed that he meet with Muslim leaders to discuss commonly misheld views about the religion.
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