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Ben Carson Under Fire for Saying Islam Not Compatible With USA, But He’s 100% Right

September 22, 2015 | Filed Under Afghanistan, Anti-Americanism, Bill of Rights, Christianity, Constitution, Democrats/Leftists, Education, Elections, Ethics, Freedom, Government, Government Corruption, Human Rights, Iraq, Liberals, Liberty, President, Progressives, Religion, Sharia, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off on


Ben Carson Under Fire for Saying Islam Not Compatible With USA, But He’s 100% Right

-By Warner Todd Huston

Dr. Ben Carson sparked controversy by saying that he doesn’t think Americans should vote for a Muslim to become president of the United States and that Islam is incompatible with the American ethos. Naturally he was called an “Islamopphobe,” but in the end Carson is 100% right. Islam is simply not compatible with the American system of government and our democratic freedoms. After all, Islam is inherently against freedom.

During Sunday’s “Meet the Press,” Carson told host Chuck Todd that he would be against a Muslim president saying that he “would not advocate that we put a Muslim in charge of this nation.”

Later, in an interview with the Washington-based newspaper The Hill, Carson went even further.

“I do not believe Sharia 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.

Carson’s reference to Muslim Sharia law is, of course, spot on. Sharia is the “law” that maintains that women can be beaten at will, that gays can be thrown off of tall buildings or hanged just because they are gay, that fathers can kill their daughters with “honor killings” if said daughter is dating the wrong sort of boy, that… well, let’s face it, Sharia is a backwards, disgusting, hateful, barbaric way to run things.

If this stuff isn’t “inconsistent” with the American way of life, what is?

I have to say that I was not very informed about Islam when back in 2001 George W. Bush was proclaiming that the great majority of Iraqis were “just like you and me and yearning to be free.”

That made sense to me. After all, we’ve spent our lives understanding that American government is the one most interested in human rights and that everyone loves to have their rights assured. Further liberals have told us all that people are the same everywhere you go. So, if that were true, then the second the great masses of Iraq and Afghanistan got a taste of true democratic freedom, wouldn’t they flock to it, wouldn’t they thrill to it?

But they didn’t. In fact, they used their freedom to vote to kill, oppress, dominate, and implement barbaric Sharia laws that simply exchanged one tyranny for another. Then millions of Muslims began to converge on other countries to force those countries into the same sort of barbarism.

I was fooled by the liberals a bit, I hate to say. I was fooled into thinking that Islam was one of the world’s great religions, one that was just as compatible with democracy as any other. But I was wrong.

Islam is utterly incompatible with democracy. In. Every. Way. And even more directly, while Islam might work at some base level with some of the more authoritarian versions of European “democracy,” it is 100% incompatible with the American version of government.

So, Carson is right.

Now, Ted Cruz also noted that it would be unconstitutional to prevent a Muslim from running for president. And, on that Cruz is also 100% right. We have no religious tests in America so a Muslim has every right to run for president if he wants to.

Further, I would say that a man who is nominally a Muslim–or was raised one–but has a history of supporting sensible, American, conservative ideals, then perhaps he would be a good candidate.

But if he is a practicing Muslim that believes in everything about Islam and Sharia, he should never get the vote of any true American.

Like George W. Bush, I still do believe that once a Muslim comes to understand–I mean truly understand–the American way of life he will come to love it. But he will also necessarily find himself losing his interest in Islam. Because to love America is to hate the oppressive, inhuman ideals of Islam.
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Warner Todd Huston is a Chicago based freelance writer. He has been writing news, opinion editorials and social criticism since early 2001 and before that wrote articles on U.S. history for several American history magazines. Huston is a featured writer for Andrew Breitbart’s Breitbart News, and he appears on such sites as RightWingNews.com, CanadaFreePress.com, Wizbang.com, and many, many others. Huston has also appeared on Fox News, Fox Business Network, CNN, and many local TV shows as well as numerous talk radio shows throughout the country.

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