Tuesday, 22 September 2015
Ben Cars-On The Money Re: Muslim President
GOP Presidential candidate Ben Carson is taking flak for his avowal that he does not believe that a Muslim should serve as US President.
Carson ignited a media firestorm in a Sunday morning interview in which he said he “would not advocate that we put a Muslim in charge of this nation.”
“I absolutely would not agree with that,” Carson said.
Predictably he is being hounded for his remarks, but he has shown a rare bravery in sticking with his convictions. “I do not believe Sharia is consistent with the Constitution of this country,” he said, referencing the totalitarian Islamic law derived from the Qur'an and hadith. “Muslims feel that their religion is very much a part of your public life and what you do as a public official, and that’s inconsistent with our principles and our Constitution.”
Carson said that the only exception he’d make would be if the Muslim running for office “publicly rejected all the tenets of Sharia and lived a life consistent with that.”
“Then I wouldn’t have any problem,” he said.
Carson is absolutely right, as any reader of this blog knows. I only wish we had even one serious political candidate in this country who was as honest, forthright and informed as Ben Carson on this matter.