Ben Carson’s Fear of Muslims Shows No Faith in America

By Robert Miranda, Editor, Wisconsin Spanish Journal

October 1, 2015

Asked by Chuck Todd on the American news show “Meet the Press,” whether he could support a Muslim for president, former neurosurgeon and current Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson replied, “I would not advocate that we put a Muslim in charge of this nation. I absolutely would not agree with that.”

The following week, speaking on Phil Hemmer via satellite on Fox News’ Happening Now, candidate Ben Carson stood firm on his position that a Muslim should never be president of the United States.

Continuing his crazy idea Carson went on to say “I’ve worked with Muslims, I’ve trained Muslims, I’ve performed brain surgery on Muslims. I can tell you that, anatomically, a Muslim’s brain is wired differently than ours.”

Yes! An American trained neurosurgeon running for president of the United States said “… a Muslim’s brain is wired differently than ours.”

Carson was not out of the studio before the airwaves were filled with denunciations, and rightly so. Nihad Awad, executive director of the Council on American-Islamic Relations, said CAIR is calling on Carson to “withdraw from the presidential race because he is unfit to lead…”

Mr. Carson said the only exception he’d make would be if the Muslim running for office “had undergone corrective brain surgery and had also publically rejected all the tenets of Sharia and lived a life consistent with American values and the Constitution.”

For Ben Carson to be able to stand in front of millions of people and state with a straight face that the brain of the Muslim is different than the brain of any other human being, clearly is evidence of America’s dysfunctional  system of education. To advance the notion of Muslim paranoia growing among the ignorant class in American society is evidence of a man who has not only betrayed decency, but who has also betrayed himself. 

Ben Carson is a shameful example of the ignorance the American people are subjected to by leaders without morality and integrity. 
Fortunately most Americans do not adhere to the crazy talk of leaders like Ben Carson. There are however a large number of Americans who do support Carson and his wrong way of thinking. 

These Americans follow leaders like Carson because they are uneducated and lack common sense. 

Indeed, it’s easy to drag such low-life thinking through the dirt. But rather than defame and ridicule, to defeat this kind of ignorance, Muslims turn to education.

A man’s religion is a part of who he is. While not an infallible guide to what he will do, it is often a reliable road map.

Islam means “submission.” And a believing, practicing, devout Muslim believes in submission to the teachings of the Prophet (PBUH).

Carson is not a devout Christian. He does not practice the teaching of the prophet Jesus. His statements reflect a lack of faith in his own religion. 

That is what’s so troubling about Carson’s statement that a person’s faith makes them unfit for office. He not only diminishes the faith of other people, he demonstrates shockingly little faith in America as well.

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