Ben Carson storms out of CNN interview over Muslim question

I truly cannot believe we are having this debate in this country: whether or not someone who believes in Sharia Law should be president of the United States. But that is exactly what Ben Carson was forced defend on CNN. If the left really, truly sees this as a legitimate question I wonder if Hillary Clinton, Joe Biden or Bernie Sanders would answer it? Every person, whether they agree with the Constitution or not, should be able to hold the highest office in this land? Oops! That’s exactly what we have now.

As The Blaze reports, Ben Carson’s campaign manager literally shut down a CNN interview on Sunday as anchor Jake Tapper grilled the Republican presidential candidate on his views on Muslims.

Asked about his recent remark that he wouldn’t “advocate that we put a Muslim in charge of this nation,” Carson clarified his statement by saying he would “have problems with somebody who embraced all the doctrines associated with Islam.”

“If they are not willing to reject Sharia and all the portions of it that are talked about in the Quran — if they are not willing to reject that, and subject that to American values and the Constitution, then of course, I would [have problems],” Carson said.

He also declined to backtrack when CNN’s Jake Tapper asked if he could’ve made his statements on Islam any clearer.

“You seem to be signaling out Muslims as individuals who automatically, as a knee-jerk, would put their religion ahead of the country,” Tapper said to Carson. “I think that offended a lot of people, including a lot of patriotic Muslims.”

I don’t think we’re talking about patriotic Americans here. We’re talking about radical Islamists who strictly follow the Koran and Sharia law . Tapper knew this is exactly what was being discussed but wanted to continue like it wasn’t – because there’s no gotcha to get. Dr. Carson knew exactly what to say and is STILL being ridiculed for saying it. Most of America agrees with him. Yet, the media just didn’t want to stop spinning.

“You’re an African-American. You know what it’s like for people to make false assumptions about you,” Tapper said. “And you seem to be doing the same thing with Muslims. … You’re assuming that Muslim Americans put their religion ahead of the country.”

“I’m assuming that if you accept all the tenets of Islam that you would have a very difficult time abiding under the Constitution of the United States,” Carson shot back.

Immediately after Carson’s answer, a voice of Carson’s campaign manager could be heard off camera stating, “This interview is over.”

We all know what it’s like to talk to someone playing stupid. Tapper simply tried to act as if he had no clue where Carson was coming from. He played this portion of the interview as if he was talking to a straight up KKK member who was against blacks and Jews. He even brought up the fact that Carson is black as if to say Carson – of all people — should know better than to say something like this against Muslims.

I am speechless over conversations we are forced to have right now in this country. From Caitlyn Jenner, to clock boy, to now a potential president being a hardline Islamist…

Oh wait…how silly, our president could NEVER be an Islamist.


[Note: This article was written by Earl Hall]

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