Ben Carson Sparks Outrage Over ‘Muslim’ Comments [Video]


Republican presidential candidate Dr. Ben Carson’s recent comment is so great it has even distracted attention away from gaffes made by his rival Donald Trump.


Carson sparked outrage after claiming no Muslim should hold the office of President of the United States. 

Retired surgeon Dr. Ben Carson, one of 11 people bidding to be the Republican candidate in next year’s vote, made the blunt remarks in an interview with NBC.

It prompted an outcry from the Council on American-Islamic Relations and prominent figures including Democratic hopeful Bernie Sanders.

The news channel grilled Dr Carson after billionaire Mr. Trump failed to deny false claims that Barack Obama is a Muslim born outside the United States.

Asked if religion should stop a candidate entering the White House, Dr Carson said: “I guess it depends on what that faith is.

“If it’s inconsistent with the values and principles of America then of course it should matter.

“But if it fits within the realm of America and consistent with the constitution, no problem.”

The interviewer then pressed Dr Carson on whether he thought Islam was consistent with the constitution.

“No I do not,” he said.

“I would not advocate that we put a Muslim in charge of this nation. I absolutely would not agree with that.

“Congress is a different story but it depends on who that Muslim is and what their policies are just as it depends on what anybody else says.

“If they’re somebody who’s of any faith but they say things and their life has been consistent with things that will elevate this nation and make it possible for everybody to succeed and bring peace and harmony then I’m with them.”

Dr Carson’s campaign spokesman, Doug Watts, has since tried to play down the interview saying it should be ‘watched or read carefully’.

He told NBC News: “He did not say that a Muslim should be prevented from running, or barred from running in any way.


  1. Genesis 19New International Version (NIV)

    Sodom and Gomorrah Destroyed

    19 The two angels arrived at Sodom in the evening, and Lot was sitting in the gateway of the city. When he saw them, he got up to meet them and bowed down with his face to the ground. 2 “My lords,” he said, “please turn aside to your servant’s house. You can wash your feet and spend the night and then go on your way early in the morning.”

    “No,” they answered, “we will spend the night in the square.”

    3 But he insisted so strongly that they did go with him and entered his house. He prepared a meal for them, baking bread without yeast, and they ate. 4 Before they had gone to bed, all the men from every part of the city of Sodom—both young and old—surrounded the house. 5 They called to Lot, “Where are the men who came to you tonight? Bring them out to us so that we can have sex with them.”

    6 Lot went outside to meet them and shut the door behind him 7 and said, “No, my friends. Don’t do this wicked thing. 8 Look, I have two daughters who have never slept with a man. Let me bring them out to you, and you can do what you like with them. But don’t do anything to these men, for they have come under the protection of my roof.”

    9 “Get out of our way,” they replied. “This fellow came here as a foreigner, and now he wants to play the judge! We’ll treat you worse than them.” They kept bringing pressure on Lot and moved forward to break down the door.

    10 But the men inside reached out and pulled Lot back into the house and shut the door. 11 Then they struck the men who were at the door of the house, young and old, with blindness so that they could not find the door.

    12 The two men said to Lot, “Do you have anyone else here—sons-in-law, sons or daughters, or anyone else in the city who belongs to you? Get them out of here, 13 because we are going to destroy this place. The outcry to the Lord against its people is so great that he has sent us to destroy it.”

  2. I see nothing wrong with what he said and I couldn’t agree more with what he said. The news media is the one who is trying to make a big deal out of it. John Kerry should be on trial. The illegal immigrants who protest on the streets should be deported to never return and there are ways to accomplish that. When we were at war with Japan we had internment camps and we held them captive, now people say that was the wrong thing to do. I say it was the necessary thing to do. We need a good house cleaning. From the top to the bottom.


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