Is @RealBenCarson CORRECT on Islam?
Republican Presidential candidate Dr. Ben Carson is taking a good deal of heat from the mainstream media for saying “I would not advocate that we put a Muslim in charge of this nation. I absolutely would not agree with that.” Meet the Press Transcript (video clip & full interview below)
If you just read the headlines (or even worse just the tweets!) you might think Carson has gone off the reservation with such a blanket statement. We know that ALL Muslims are not bad folks. However, the barking “Carson as Islamophobe” headlines conveniently ignore what the good Doctor said moments earlier in that interview. Presented here for the reader’s convenience, the transcript of that part of the interview (emphasis added).
Let me wrap this up by finally dealing with what’s been going on, Donald Trump, and a deal with a questioner that claimed that the president was Muslim. Let me ask you the question this way: Should a President’s faith matter? Should your faith matter to voters?
Well, I guess it depends on what that faith is. If it’s inconsistent with the values and principles of America, then of course it should matter. But if it fits within the realm of America and consistent with the constitution, no problem.
So do you believe that Islam is consistent with the constitution?
No, I don’t, I do not.
I would not advocate that we put a Muslim in charge of this nation. I absolutely would not agree with that.
In short, Dr. Carson believes a Presidential candidate’s faith should not matter as long as that faith is “consistent with the values and principles of America.”
Is Islam “consistent with the values and principles of America.” There is no question that Orthodox Islam (Koranic Literalism), the “brand” of Islam followed by the likes of ISIS and more than a few Muslims in America, the Islam that CAIR denies even exists, is NOT consistent with American values. Heck, Orthodox Islam is inconsistent with every other religion and culture!
The moral of the “Carson as Islamophobe” non-story? Don’t be swayed by headlines and video clips taken out of context. Get the FULL story and make your own conclusions. – Grizzly Joe
Ben Carson Does Not Believe a Muslim Should Be President Meet The Press [clip] (1:55)
Ben Carson Meet The Press FULL Interview. Ben Carson On Muslim President (9:49)