Presidential candidate Ben Carson’s assertion that a Muslim would be unfit to lead our country was absolutely correct, here’s why.
Republican Presidential candidate Ben Carson recently defended his stance on Islam by describing its inconsistency with the U.S constitution.
Carson said, “I would have a problem with someone who embraced all the doctrines of Islam, if they’re not willing to reject Sharia and subject that to American values and the constitution then of course (I would oppose that)”
He later clarified his stance, saying anyone from any religion that circumvented the constitution in favor of establishing a theocracy would not be fit for president.
Carson repeatedly explained his disapproval of corrupt doctrines specifically but suffered through the same questions about xenophobia over and over again. “You have to make a specific declaration and decision of the portions of (the tenets of Islam),” Carson said.
He cited the treatment of women and the treatment of “infidels” (unbelievers) in territories operating under Sharia law.
CNN reporter Jake Tapper used politically correct rhetoric to discredit Carson’s sentiment in order to make the presidential candidate look intolerant. He failed.
The reality is we are not holding Muslims to a high enough standard if we cannot point out that there is a fatal flaw in the way they are conducting their religion without being labeled “xenophobic”. They are producing too many radicals, and the leaders of that religion need to work harder to find a solution.
In Egypt, 80% of respondents to a Pew Research Poll said it’s permissible to stone an adulterer, chop off the hands of a thief, and kill someone for leaving Islam. For Indonesia, which has a 250 million population, that number was 40% . That is staggering. Of the 50-plus predominantly Muslim nations, only two (Indonesia and Mali) enjoy political liberty as defined by Freedom House.
More than most other religions, the founding texts of Islam include very specific punishments for crime and sections about family law. By modern standards these commands are anything but reasonable. The Koran mandates flogging for unlawful sex, and that adulterers should be stoned to death. Over inheritance, the Koran is also specific – a daughter is entitled to have half as much as a son – and the various legal schools of Islam are even more so, setting out with absolute precision the entitlement of each distant relative.
I’m not sure how anyone can look at those statistics and not see that Muslims are doing something wrong. Are Christians taking slaves or causing genocides? Maybe I missed that in the news. In the 1400’s it was an issue, and that’s when Christians had to take a long hard look at their religion and make changes.
One can blame the rise of radical Islam on a lack of education, but the reason Muslims in primitive societies are not well educated is because they do not place an emphasis on education outside of reading the Koran.
Corporate controlled liberal media has an aversion to discussing difficult topics like religion because they subscribe to cultural relativism, the same “ethical standard” that lead to U.S army officials ignoring pedophilia in Afganistan.
It is not okay to tolerate female genital mutilation because it’s part of another culture. It is not okay to permit decapitation because it’s part of another culture. It is not okay to oppress women because it’s part of another culture.
It is okay to denounce malicious elements of another culture and it is our duty as citizens of an industrialized sovereign nation to do so.
Ben Carson was right about Islam and if we don’t take caution the same culture that destabilized an entire region for centuries will soon become our own.