Ben Carson Says Islam Contradicts US Constitution, Muslim Shouldn’t Be Elected President

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Sept 21, 2015 – Ben Carson Says Islam Contradicts America’s Constitution, Warns Americans To Avoid Voting A Muslim As The Next US President

Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson says Islam is antithetical to the Constitution, and he doesn’t believe that a Muslim should be elected president.

Carson, a devout Christian, says a president’s faith should matter to voters if it runs counter to the values and principles of America.

Responding to a question during an interview broadcast Sunday on NBC’s “Meet the Press,” he described the Islamic faith as inconsistent with the Constitution.
“I would not advocate that we put a Muslim in charge of this nation,” Carson said. “I absolutely would not agree with that.”

He did not specify in what way Islam ran counter to constitutional principles.
Carson’s comments drew strong criticism from the country’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, the Council on American-Islamic Relations.

“To me this really means he is not qualified to be president of the United States,” said the group’s spokesman, Ibrahim Hooper. “You cannot hold these kinds of views and at the same time say you will represent all Americans, of all faiths and backgrounds.”
Hooper said the Constitution expressly forbids religious tests for those seeking public office and called for the repudiation of “these un-American comments.”

In a separate appearance on NBC, one of Carson’s rivals for the GOP nomination, Ohio Gov. John Kasich, was asked whether he would have a problem with a Muslim in the White House. “The answer is, at the end of the day, you’ve got to go through the rigors, and people will look at everything. But, for me, the most important thing about being president is you have leadership skills, you know what you’re doing and you can help fix this country and raise this country. Those are the qualifications that matter to me.”

Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, who taped Sunday an episode of Iowa Press, an Iowa Public Television program, was asked if he agreed with Carson’s statements on Muslims being president. “The Constitution specifies that there shall be no religious test for public office, and I am a constitutionalist,” Cruz said.

Carson’s comments came amid lingering fallout over Republican Donald Trump’s refusal last week to take issue with a man during a campaign event who wrongly called President Barack Obama a Muslim and said Muslims are “a problem in this country.”

Also speaking on NBC on Sunday, Trump said that a Muslim in the White House is “something that could happen… Some people have said it already happened, frankly.”
In multiple interviews Sunday, Trump tried to draw a distinction between all American Muslims and extremist Muslims in the U.S. and elsewhere.

“I have friends that are Muslims they’re great people, amazing people,” Trump said on CNN’s “State of the Union.”
“You have extremists Muslims that are in a class by themselves,” Trump added. “It’s a problem in this country, it’s a problem throughout this world…. You do have a problem with radical Muslims.”

GOP candidates have been split over whether to criticize Trump, who has been a vocal skeptic of Obama’s birthplace and faith. Obama is Christian.
In the NBC interview, Carson said he believes that Obama was born in the U.S. and is Christian, saying he has “no reason to doubt” what the president says.

Carson also made a distinction when it came to electing Muslims to Congress, calling it a “different story” from the presidency that “depends on who that Muslim is and what their policies are, just as it depends on what anybody else says.”

Congress has two Muslim members, Democratic Reps. Keith Ellison of Minnesota and Andre Carson of Indiana.

“If there’s somebody who’s of any faith, but they say things, and their life has been consistent with things that will elevate this nation and make it possible for everybody to succeed, and bring peace and harmony, then I’m with them,” Carson said.

[Reported By The Associated Press]

17 thoughts on “Ben Carson Says Islam Contradicts US Constitution, Muslim Shouldn’t Be Elected President

  1. Carson u wil never get their bcoz u ar anti religious man and u enjoy what god dislike. To my friend christian did u suport gay or lesbian marriage in ur country

  2. CARSON OR WHAT EVER YOUR NAME IS,YOU & ALL CHRISTIANS IN THE WORLD IT’S TOO LATE FOR YOU BECOUSE MUSLIMS & ISLAM WILL DOMINATE AND RULE THE WORLD EITHER YOU LIKE IT OR NOT.

    • RULE THE WORLD WITH YOUR ILLITERACY! AS YOU ARE BOMBING YOURSELF IN NIGERIA AND IRAQ, HOW WOULD YOU DOMINATE!! AND WHICH WORLD ARE YOU GOING TO RULE.. YOU MUSLIMS WOULD RULE HELL.. DIRTY RELIGION… BOKO–RELIGION. ISIS-RELIGION
      IQUIDA-RELIGION. ALSHEBAB-RELIGION. VAGABONS!!

  3. Hassan holy ghost ***** and all those ur evil muslim brother. All of you are murders and pure evil. Islam represent violence,killings and all kinds of evil.God will punish all of you.

  4. Hassan, you sound like a terrorist. If you do no it know it know it now. ISLAM WILL NEVER RULE THE WORLD. You people are nothing but killers, blood suckers and represent all the vices in the world. You are all child molesters. A 45 year old man that will marry a child of 12 years is a child molester and your religion welcomes that.

  5. 2 all xtian islam is d way we preach peace nt violent. Carson u can nt rule a kitchen talkless of a nation. Pls a person wit sound mind and better I.Q. Rule d world.

  6. @ Sulaiman, i know, islam is the way to destruction, the way to death and the way to hell fire. If u refuse to believe in the Lord Jesus Christ u will perish.

  7. Mmm… This issue of a muslim man ruling US,is just funny… Is US an islamic country? I don’t see that coming,muslims can only rule their own countries. #hassan Like they said,you sound like a terrorist. I’m not talking about people who reason violent always. 2 me,islamic is just violent. Look @ ISIS,Boko haram,etc. We have lot of islamic terrorists in this world. If you as a muslim said islamic are not all about violent,explain what boko haram are doing… I’m not anti-religious man,but killing every week is not funny anymore…

  8. I can c dat we hv an ISIS member on dis forum 2day in d pers of one nonentity called HASSAN.
    As 4 dis oda boko haram broda of his who called himslf Sulaiman, y listenin 2 such an undesirable element my Christian brodas?

    4 all i care, islam is notin bt a trainin ground 4 terrorist n hell-bound fools. So tell me, hw can such cultism b d way? Well, of course its indeed a way smhw. A WAY 2 DAMNATION!!!

  9. Hassan, God help u & al of us, anytime their mouth d sweet 2 mention terrorism bccs they always pretends. Pls, ask dem who is d first terrorist in d world? if they dnt kno, d answer is German Adolf Hitler. As them again, is he a muslim or christian? so, tel dem, muslim or christian everybody get shit in his stomach.

  10. No one can gain any lever of rulership in any country in dis world, without Jesus approval..God knows y he allows a christian rule, nd he alxo knows y he allows a muslim rule, dey re al planned nd ordained by Jesus

  11. pls u guys are just funny what is ur problem with islam anytime they mention islam u just blow off, pls go and study islam, u understand the tru meaning of life itself, go and ask google about the fastest growing religion in the world u see what the asmwer would be like, that is for those want to learn about their existence. i want u to know something, there is difference between islam and muslim u guys are only talking about muslims but you’ve not said anything about islam, go and learn about islam then u know the difference between islam and musslim…..

  12. I LIKE IT WHEN MULTIPLE RELIGIOUS FOOLS ARE AT EACH OTHERS THROATS…LOL
    MY IMAGINARY GOD IS BETTER THAN YOUR IMAGINARY GOD..LOL

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