The real scandal here is that the media keep saying that Obama is a Christian, and that Islam is a peaceful religion.
I wouldn’t vote for a Muslim either. I also wouldn’t vote for an Atheist. Or a Buddhist. And I wouldn’t expect an Atheist to vote for a Christian.
Remember how the left treated George W. Bush based on his Christian profession of faith? Liberals hated Bush, and it wasn’t so much because of his policies, but because of his association with Christianity. I remember Alec Baldwin saying (or at least, it was reported that he said) that if Bush won, he’d leave the country, as if that was some serious threat.
But for whatever reason, saying that you wouldn’t vote for a Muslim is considered scandalous and controversial in this country. I thought we had the freedom to vote for whomever based on whatever reason. People voted for Obama because he was half-black. People felt good about voting for the “first black president.” While I don’t agree that that’s a valid reason to vote for someone, nevertheless, people can vote for whomever they want for whatever reason.
Ben Carson posted on Facebook, as reported by CNS News, saying that he meant what he said, and that he refused to backpedal:
“The first issue I want to deal with tonight is the stories today about my comments yesterday when I was asked if I would support a hypothetical Muslim candidate for President. I responded ‘I would not advocate for that’ and I went on to say that many parts of Sharia Law are not compatible with the Constitution. I was immediately attacked by some of my Republican peers and nearly every Democrat alive,” Carson said.
As CNSNews.com previously reported, Carson told NBC’s “Meet the Press” on Sunday, “I would not advocate that we put a Muslim in charge of this nation. I absolutely would not agree with that.”
The president should be “sworn in on a stack of Bibles, not a Koran,” Carson told The Hill. “I do not believe Sharia is consistent with the Constitution of this country,” he said.
“Know this, I meant exactly what I said,” Carson wrote on his Facebook page. “I could never support a candidate for President of the United States that was Muslim and had not renounced the central tenant of Islam: Sharia Law.
“Those Republicans that take issue with my position are amazing. Under Islamic Law, homosexuals – men and women alike – must be killed. Women must be subservient. And people following other religions must be killed,” he added.
“I know that there are many peaceful Muslims who do not adhere to these beliefs. But until these tenants are fully renounced…I cannot advocate any Muslim candidate for President,” Carson wrote. “…I also can’t advocate supporting Hillary Clinton either by the way.
I don’t get why liberals and even other Republican candidates criticized Carson for saying that he wouldn’t advocate putting a Muslim in the White House. Why do liberals defend Islam? Do they know anything about it? For all their talk about their hatred for theocracies, you’d think they’d have a special kind of hatred for Sharia law. Their laws regarding rape and homosexuality should be enough to make liberals call for a mass Muslim deportation. But we’re supposed to defend Islam and promise that we’ll all vote for Muslims. Go figure.