GOP Presidential candidate Ben Carson is not backing down from his position that a Muslim should not be Commander in Chief.
The initial controversy jumped off in an interview with Meet The Press, during which Carson stated he "would not advocate that we put a Muslim in charge of this nation." The former neurosurgeon held firm with that remark in another interview with The Hill, bringing up the subject of Shariah law.
“I do not believe Shariah is consistent with the Constitution of this country. Muslims feel that their religion is very much a part of your public life and what you do as a public official, and that’s inconsistent with our principles and our Constitution,” he said.
However, Carson did say if a Muslim interested in running for office “publicly rejected all the tenets of Shariah and lived a life consistent with that,” he “wouldn’t have any problem."
Well that's nice, throwing the murderous infidels a bone. Funny how a man who plans to base his tax policy on biblical tithing feels a Muslim candidate will not only not be able to separate his personal faith from his public life, but must abandon his faith to be a suitable candidate.