Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Ben Carson, Islam, Shariah Law and a Muslim Presidency

Once again, Dr. Ben Carson is taking heat for something he said.  This time for his statement that a Muslim should not be elected President.

Well, basically, he's right.  If the person running for the country's highest office is a Muslim who believes in the teachings of the Quran and/or Shariah Law, then there's a problem.  Much of the Quran and most of Shariah Law is in direct contradiction with our rights under the Constitution (see references below).  For example, we don't stone people to death; behead them; or whip and beat them for certain offenses.   All of which appear in the Quran as punishments for specific crimes. We also have a civil judicial system which is counter to the Muslim belief that criminal behavior should be judged by clerics.

Thus for a Muslim to be President, they must set aside much of the teachings of the prophet Muhammad in order to uphold and defend our Constitution; which is the primary responsibility of a U.S. President.


Ben Carson: US shouldn't elect a Muslim president: http://www.cnn.com/2015/09/20/politics/ben-carson-muslim-president-2016/index.html

Quran vs. Constitution: Why they're incompatible: http://www.wnd.com/2009/09/111055/

Shariah Law vs the Constitution: https://www.centerforsecuritypolicy.org/upload/wysiwyg/article%20pdfs/Shariah_VS_Constitution.pdf

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