Carson says ‘No’ to a Muslim President
Last week, it was Donald Trump in the path of the Democrats demanding that he defend President Obama when called a Muslim.
In Trumps words, “Am I morally obligated to defend the president every time somebody says something bad or controversial about him? I don’t think so!”
Now there is an outcry because another Republican candidate has weighed in on whether there is an Islam problem and being an elected President of the United States. Sunday morning, Ben Carson was asked by Chuck Todd, of NBC’s “Meet the Press”, whether faith matters to voters? To which Carson answered,” Well, I guess it depends on what that faith is.”
Pushed for an answer on whether Islam is consistent with our Constitution, Carson stated, “No, I do not. I would not advocate that we put a Muslim in charge of this nation.” Since this statement Carson has now been the one on the defense.
Tuesday, Carson answered his critics by unapologetically standing by what he said. Carson didn’t back track on his statements but tried to explain what was meant. Carson stated that he was referring to Muslims who had not rejected Islamic Sharia law.
Carson told Fox News that, “”We don’t put people at the head of our country whose faith might interfere with them carrying out the duties of the Constitution, and that “Now, if someone has a Muslim background, and they’re willing to reject those tenets and to accept the way of life that we have, and clearly will swear to place our Constitution above their religion, then of course they will be considered infidels and heretics, but at least I would then be quite willing to support them.”
Carson is not backing down and he is firing back at other Republicans who has stated that Carson should apologize. Carson appeared dumbfounded by the suggestion that his opinion is antiquated or without merit. Carson wrote on Facebook, “Republicans that take issue with my position are amazing,” and that “Under Islamic Law, homosexuals – men and women alike – must be killed. Women must be subservient. And people following other religions must be killed. I know that there are many peaceful Muslims who do not adhere to these beliefs. But until these tenants are fully renounced … I cannot advocate any Muslim candidate for President.”