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Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee says he wasn't trying to lump President Obama together with Islamic terrorists by saying the president wants Americans to "memorize a Koran verse."

"Heavens, no," the GOP presidential contender said on CNN's "State of the Union" when asked by the moderator whether that was his intention.

Huckabee said he rather intended to make his point that Obama isn't showing enough anger toward the Islamic State after its recent attacks in Paris and Mali.

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