Not wanting a Muslim president of the United States is no different from many who don’t want a member of the Christian Right as president.
The idea that Ben Carson’s opinion is somehow un-American or even “anti-Muslim” is just stupid. Liberals trot out the same opinions about Christians in power all the time. According to The Hill,
Republican presidential hopeful Ben Carson is standing by his view that a Muslim should not be president of the United States, telling The Hill in an interview on Sunday that whoever takes the White House should be “sworn in on a stack of Bibles, not a Koran.”
Carson ignited a media firestorm in a Sunday morning interview with Chuck Todd on “Meet the Press,” 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.
In an interview with The Hill, Carson opened up about why he believes a Muslim would be unfit to serve as commander in chief.
“I do not believe Sharia is consistent with the Constitution of this country,” Carson said. “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.”
So what part of that is not true? Is anyone going to deny that Ben Carson is describing something that we all know about and have experienced as a public threat?
No, not all people who claim to be Muslims would be equally problematic. Ben Carson even mentions such instances.
Carson said that the only exception he’d make would be if the Muslim running for office “publicly rejected all the tenants of Sharia and lived a life consistent with that.”
“Then I wouldn’t have any problem,” he said.
The real problem here is that Liberals don’t believe in real Muslims. They believe in fellow Liberals who happen to “identify as Muslim” due to some bit of cultural heritage that they use to flavor their Liberal lives. When confronted with people who actually follow the example of Mohammad, Liberals insist that the use of force is not “real Islam.”
This delusion is also self-serving to American imperialism. It means that when we overthrow Islamic governments and impose banana republic “democracies” we are not attacking Islamic society. No, we are “protecting human rights.” So whenever we push acceptance of homosexuality onto Islamic countries or try to get them to use birth control or abortion, Liberals will claim that all our bullying has nothing to do with Islam.
Ben Carson is just being honest among people who lie so much they have even fooled themselves.