And that’s not an isolated incident – Carson gained 966,430 Facebook followers in the week after the September 16 GOP debate alone. Mr. Todd pressed further and asked whether Dr. Carson would support a Muslim candidate for president. Despite the controversy, Carson seems to be on the rise.
Nihad Awad, the executive director for the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), responded in a press conference last Monday, calling on Carson to end his bid for the White House. “Dr. Carson is a political outsider that needs to do his homework before he engages his mouth”, said Mr. Muhammad.
Respondents saw Carson’s lack of experience in politics as a strength, not a weakness. “I don’t think that’s going to be Donald Trump“. I mean, what we’re talking about, there’s no huge overwhelming consensus in America that you can’t say anything critical of Muslims. “We need someone to shake things up down there”.
After the presidential candidate faced outrage over his comments that he would not support a Muslim candidate for president, Carson blamed “PC culture” in the media for the backlash.
But why not support fellow outsider Donald Trump instead?
“Dr. Carson, your statement shows that for all your education, you know less than nothing about reality”.
Jesse Varoz, 28, called Carson an “upstanding guy”.
LEMON: Rula, you’ve been saying… Carson is a Seventh Day Adventist. In an interview, also from 2012, the famed neurosurgeon blamed the demise of the Roman Empire on political correctness. “I like his demeanor, I like his platform”, Varoz said. The President has proclaimed himself to be a Christian.
It is an assumption that should be made by voters in the United States when choosing their president, especially if said religion has religious extremists among its numbers.
Tapper finally cornered Carson, asking him if there was “something specific about being a Muslim that you have to reject Islam in order to be the president?” That is prohibited by the First Amendment, which says, in part, that Congress shall make no law respecting the establishment of religion.The Constitution also states that no religious test shall ever be required as a qualification to any office or public trust under the United States.Since there is no Muslim running for president, let’s follow Kennedy’s advice from 55 years ago and focus on the real issues. But Medina was wary.
Sharia Law has a few very powerful anti-female principles. “That’s where we have conflict”.
But forget about Sharia Law for a moment.
But wait: there’s more – at least when it comes to hypothesizing about the downfall of ancient empires, which appears to be Carson’s favorite pastime of late.
“Can he really carry the party?”
I think he was and on two different fronts. But Hoch disagreed. Carson said he believes black voters are exhausted of the media telling them what to think and say.