Oh, the humanity!
Ben Carson, a Republican presidential candidate, has said Islam is antithetical to the US Constitution, and that a Muslim should not be elected president of the United States.
“I would not advocate that we put a Muslim in charge of this nation. I absolutely would not agree with that,” Carson told NBC’s “Meet the Press” on Sunday.
Carson, a devout Christian, said he thought a US president’s faith should be “consistent with the constitution”. He did not specify in what way Islam ran counter to constitutional principles.
America’s largest Muslim civil rights group condemned Carson for his statement, which it said should disqualify him from the presidential contest because the US constitution forbids religious tests for holding public office.
“It’s beyond the pale and he should withdraw,” said Council on American-Islamic Relations spokesman Ibrahim Hooper.
OMG! He can’t say that!
The media and the Leftist Social Justice Warriors (but I repeat myself) have been pretty successful in defining the boundaries of “politically correct” speech. Even in the aftermath of 9/11 George Bush was careful to state that we weren’t at war with Islam, just a few Islamic radicals.
Of course that may also have something to do with our dependence on Islamic oil.
I figure this incident ought to be good for a 10 point boost for Carson. People (especially the people who vote in Republican primaries) are tired of tip-toeing around the camel in the middle of the room – Islam is incompatible with American democracy, law, custom and culture. Islam cannot peacefully coexist with other religions.
Islam is an existential threat to Western Civilization.
OMG! I can’t say that!