Dr. Ben Carson became the subject of controversy after a Meet the Press appearance where the presidential candidate stated his opinion that he would “not advocate that we put a Muslim in charge of the nation.” Carson quickly drew criticism from the Council on Islamic Relations, who called for him to drop out of the race, and even fellow Republican presidential candidates such as Lindsey Graham and Mike Huckabee. Carson later clarified that he was only speaking about radical Muslims, and that he wouldn’t support a Christian who wanted to impose a theocracy either.
Whether or not Carson was speaking about all Muslims or radical Muslims appears to be irrelevant to the electorate, as 51% of voters themselves say they likely wouldn’t vote for a Muslim president. With statistics like that, if a Muslim presidential candidate comes forward, CAIR (Council on American-Islamic Relations) should instead encourage them to drop out considering the odds they would face. One person that the media forgot had a reaction to Carson’s comments was Dr. Tawfik Hamid a former Islamic extremist. Surely he knows a bit more about Islam than some reporter for MSNBC. As he wrote in a column in NewsMax:
As a Muslim — and particularly as a former member of a radical Islamist group — I can state unequivocally that Dr. Carson is correct. Without a single exception, the approved Islamic literature teaches violent principles such as killing apostates, beating women, killing gays, and enslaving female war prisoners for sexual purposes.
If anyone doubts this, or wishes to challenge it, they need to prove this to be wrong. If Carson’s critics could provide a single approved Islamic theological book that would undermine his position.
If they could point to just one treatise that is accepted by the leading Islamic scholars at Al-Azhar University or the religious authorities in Saudi Arabia (the two Sunni religious bodies responsible for approving a printed Koran) that rejects the traditional barbaric principles of Islamic law.
If they could produce a solitary approved Islamic text that stands clearly and unambiguously against killing apostates, beating women, killing gays, and enslaving female war prisoners for the express purpose of raping them — then perhaps the criticism would be justified.
But such a text does not exist.
In fact, until such a reference is found, Ben Carson is correct. These Shariah values and principles, which are so hostile to the American Constitution, are still an integral part of mainstream Islam.
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