A Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson has declared that no Muslim should be the President of the United States.
Ben Carson, who is the Republican candidate for the office of President of the Unite States of America while talking in an interview with NBC s “Meet the Press,” said, Muslims were unfit to be president of the United States; he argued that their faith was contradictory with the American principles.
“I would not advocate that we put a Muslim in charge of this nation. I absolutely would not agree with that,” he said. Benjamin Solomon Carson who is a retired brain surgeon oftentimes keeps referring to his own deep rooted Christian faith. He was asked whether the US’ president s religion should matter. “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,” he replied.
Ben Carson is a devoted Christian who maintained that the idea for his tax proposals sprouted from the Bible, said that a U.S. president’s faith should be “consistent with the Constitution.” He was asked about whether he thinks that Islam is consistent with the US constitution, he responded: “No, I don’t. I do not.” “I would not advocate that we put a Muslim in charge of this nation. I absolutely would not agree with that,” he added.
Ben Carson had been gaining position in polls, even though he gave up some ground in a CNN/ORC poll released on Sunday, September 20. He lost his second position and slipped to third place from second with 14 percent support. After his recent comments not in favour of a Muslim president the Council on Islamic-American Relations stated that Carson s comments make him unfit to be president. “This disqualifies him from being a president,” CAIR director Nihad Awad said.