A Muslim civil liberties group has called for Carson to withdraw from the race after he told “Meet the Press” that he would not agree with having a Muslim in the White House.
“He did not say that a Muslim should be prevented from running, or barred from running in any way,” James Watts, Carson’s campaign spokesman said. “He just doesn’t believe the American people are ready for that.”
When asked if a candidate’s faith should matter to voters, Carson said, “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.” When asked if he thought Islam is consistent with the Constitution, Carson said, “No, I don’t, I do not.”
While numerous Muslim groups are outraged by Dr. Carson’s position on this topic, there is truth to what is being said.
According to the 2013 Pew Research Center report, 88 percent of Muslims in Egypt and 62 percent of Muslims in Pakistan favor the death penalty for people who leave the Muslim religion. The United States, founded on religious tolerance, is not compatible with such thinking.
In Iran, for instance, a woman who is not wearing head covering will receive a written warning. If the offense occurs again, she will receive 70 lashes. Throughout the Hadith, Muhammad even sentences numerous women to death by stoning for adultery. Do these sound like polices anyone would like see enacted in America?
There is no reason to concern yourself with the political correctness prescribed by ignorant ideologues on topics such as this. If you believe speaking out against a religion merits a death sentence, that a woman should be required to cover up in public, then America is not the right place for you. There is nothing tolerant about advocating for a return to the morality of warlords in 600 C.E..