Ben Carson is not backing down from his opposition to a Muslim president

“…Carson is standing by his comments. When asked by NBC’s Chuck Todd whether he thought Islam is consistent with the Constitution, he responded: “No, I don’t. I do not. I would not advocate that we put a Muslim in charge of this nation. I absolutely would not agree with that.”

A campaign spokesman told NBC on Sunday that Carson will be reaching out to the Muslim community but maintained that there’s a “huge gulf between the faith and practice of the Muslim faith, and our Constitution and American values.”

  • Martin B

    Never back down to the Muzz.

  • glasnost

    It may take a while but once the balance of political correctness is tipped, the fall will be precipitous.

    • Justin St.Denis

      And likely bloody.

  • New Centurion

    Good for you Dr Carson! Stick to your guns. Here we have politicians apologizing for saying “Newfie”. Pathetic.

  • Clink9

    Most GOP candidates must be too afraid of winning to speak like this.

    • moraywatson

      Good observation. It should be crystal clear from their respective histories that neither of the Republican front runners has any “fear of success”.

    • mauser 98

      Rove, Preibus , Boner , McConnell owe to much to donors $$ to let them speak

  • moraywatson

    Well done Dr. Carson, and Mr. Trump. Say what you mean, know why you are saying it, never backtrack and never, ever apologize.

  • Everyone Else

    A key weapon of the Islamo-Left is to charge racism.

    Even though Islam is an ideology not a race, the racism charge gets traction.

    (Islamaphobia is essentially a charge of racism.)

    I hope one of these guys, like Carson, unveils the “racism” charge.

  • mauser 98
  • mauser 98

    ……. a comment from TeaParty site

    IT WAS YOU, OBAMA who spoke these words at an Islamic dinner – “I am one of you.”
    IT WAS YOU, OBAMA who on ABC News referenced – “My Muslim faith.”
    IT WAS YOU, OBAMA who gave $100 million in U.S. taxpayer funds to re-build foreign mosques.
    IT WAS YOU, OBAMA who wrote that in the event of a conflict -“I will stand with the Muslims.”
    IT WAS YOU, OBAMA who assured the Egyptian Foreign Minister that – “I am a Muslim.”
    IT WAS YOU, OBAMA who bowed in submission before the Saudi King.
    IT WAS YOU, OBAMA who sat for 20 years in a Liberation Theology Church condemning Christianity and professing Marxism.
    IT WAS YOU, OBAMA who exempted Muslims from penalties under Obamacare that the rest of us have to pay.
    IT WAS YOU, OBAMA who purposefully omitted – “endowed by our Creator” – from your recitation of The Declaration Of Independence.
    IT WAS YOU, OBAMA who mocked the Bible and Jesus Christ’s Sermon On The Mount while repeatedly referring to the ‘HOLY’ Quran.
    IT WAS YOU, OBAMA who traveled the Islamic world denigrating the United States Of America.
    IT WAS YOU, OBAMA who instantly threw the support of your administration
    behind the building of the Ground Zero Victory mosque overlooking the
    hallowed crater of the World Trade Center.
    IT WAS YOU, OBAMA who refused to attend the National Prayer Breakfast, but
    hastened to host an Islamic prayer breakfast at the WH.
    IT WAS YOU, OBAMA who ordered Georgetown Univ. and Notre Dame to shroud
    all vestiges of Jesus Christ BEFORE you would agree to go there to
    speak, but in contrast, you have NEVER requested that the mosques you
    have visited adjust their decor.
    IT WAS YOU, OBAMA who appointed anti-Christian fanatics to your Czar Corps.
    IT WAS YOU, OBAMA who appointed rabid Islamists to Homeland Security.
    IT WAS YOU, OBAMA who said that NASA’s “foremost mission” was an outreach to Muslim communities.
    IT WAS YOU, OBAMA who as an Illinois Senator was the ONLY individual who would speak in favor of infanticide.
    IT WAS YOU, OBAMA who were the first President not to give a Christmas
    Greeting from the WH, and went so far as to hang photos of Chairman Mao
    on the WH tree.
    IT WAS YOU, OBAMA who curtailed the military tribunals of all Islamic terrorists.
    IT WAS YOU, OBAMA who refused to condemn the Ft. Hood killer as an Islamic terrorist.

    • David

      the msm

    • Excellent, thanks.

  • Clinton

    If those persons criticizing Dr. Carson’s statement wouldn’t mind
    pointing out those Muslim nations where the people enjoy freedom
    of religion, freedom of speech, where women are equal under the
    law to men– then maybe they’re right. But if they can’t point out
    a single Muslim-majority nation that enjoys the freedoms we do
    under our Constitution, then maybe they need to admit that Dr.
    Carson is right, and shut their PC pie-holes.

  • The Butterfly

    He’s just speaking the truth we all believe.

  • Hard Little Machine

    On the other hand, be clear, no liberals and particularly no liberal Jews will ever support a Jewish president either. Doesn’t matter that most Jews are liberals, they hate the idea of being singled out.

    • David

      “they hate the idea of being singled out.”

      Given the history of pograms and the holocaust I can understand people keeping their heads down. That being said, to support people and programs explicitly meant to do harm to Jews or Israel is so narrow sighted as to be masochistic.

      • Hard Little Machine

        Liberals and progressives ALWAYS work against their own interests it in their DNA

  • I’m beginning to have respect for Dr. Carson.

    • Brett_McS

      Me too. He passed the “has balls” test.

  • glasnost

    Been listening to the media hooferaw about this, much of it coming from hypocrites who would never vote for a Muslim but are too cowed to admit it openly.

    Makes me wonder whatever happened to “I may not agree, but I will defend his right to say….”

    Whatever happens in this election I am grateful to Carson and Trump for taking a much needed shot at the real enemy, not Muslims, but political correctness.

  • Ron MacDonald

    We should ban the practice of this fascist ideology, it may encourage the idiots to leave.

  • Norman_In_New_York

    My respect for Dr. Carson continues to grow.

  • Thinking From First Principles

    Let’s hope that he is bold enough to quote Islamic sources on the most egregious issues:
    Islam’s prophet using a six-year old for “the pleasure of the thighs.”
    Quran 48:29 commanding bigotry against all non-Muslims.
    Let us hope that he can articulate well – that Islam is best understood correctly from Islamic sources, and that these are clear as to what Islam is – a violent supremacist totalitarianism much like communism and Nazism – and opposition to a Muslim leader is exactly the same as opposition to a communist or Nazi leader.

  • Justin St.Denis

    Dr. Ben Carson is on solid ground here, as the accompanying article gracefully elucidates for the benefit of lofo voters.

    • Clausewitz

      All Carson did was show the MSM wienies the obvious. Progressive’s hate the obvious. How does a cult based on the total abdication of all freedoms relate to the concepts of Liberty under the Constitution? It’s really not that hard to see that that square peg will never fit in that round hole.