I thought I was finished for the day. Then I happened to be reading a NYT blog post about Scott Walker withdrawing from the Republican Presidential race. Reading on down the page at the New York Times I happened on a piece which was published today by Alan Rappeport. I’m telling you, so many of these American journos are slippery, very fast and loose with facts. I just had to respond. So, here we go. Rappeport writes thusly about presidential candidate Dr. Ben Carson’s recent entirely appropriate statements on Islam:
Emotions in the Muslim community remained roiled on Monday by Ben Carson’s assertion that followers of Islam are not fit to serve as president of the United States.
I think it was Michelle Malkin who wrote that Islam is the religion of perpetual outrage. And that is true. Any objective contrary statement, analysis or criticism of Islam or its law (Shariah) is considered the crime of blasphemy. It is a crime in Muslim law which is punishable by death. And yes, Muslims do kill people and set things afire in retribution for violation of their blasphemy law.
Mr. Carson, a retired neurosurgeon who is running for the Republican presidential nomination, has been under fire for comments he made Sunday on NBC’s “Meet the Press,” when he said that Islam was not consistent with the Constitution.
Dr. Carson is absolutely correct in his assertion. The concept of freedom in Islam is perfect slavery to Allah. The Western Civilization’s concept of freedom is incomprehensible and unacceptable in the Muslim mind.
“I would not advocate that we put a Muslim in charge of this nation,” Mr. Carson said when asked about the relevance of a president’s faith. “I absolutely would not agree with that.”
I agree entirely with Dr. Carson. There is no way a Muslim should be President of the United States.
At a news conference organized by the Council on American-Islamic Relations on Monday, Muslim advocates called for Mr. Carson, who is black, to leave the race and expressed outrage that someone who had benefited from the civil rights movement would make such an incendiary statement.
The Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s has absolutely nothing to do with the totalitarian theo/political ideology of Islam. In fact, the doctrines of Islam, if applied in this country as they are applied in Shariah-compliant nations, would soon completely obliterate the concept of Civil Rights, especially for non-Muslims and all females. I am always dumbfounded when I read a piece like this, which demonstrates once again that most journalists have not taken any time to check into Muslim law or doctrine.
“Our message is this: Dr. Carson, you should have more faith in the American people,” said Rabiah Ahmed, a spokeswoman for the Muslim Public Affairs Council. “Fifty years ago, people in the United States said African-Americans were unfit to be president. Because of civil rights leaders, you have the right to run for president.”
And here is the irrelevant Civil Rights argument again. The Civil Rights movement was and is in no way related to Ben Carson’s informed position on Islam, as we will soon see on down the page.
Christian groups also took issue with Mr. Carson’s position. The Rev. Graylan S. Hagler, pastor of the Plymouth Congregational United Church of Christ in Washington, said that Mr. Carson’s comments were part of a pattern of Republican candidates blowing off political correctness and trying to be as insensitive as possible to appeal to voters who remain unhappy about the election of America’s first black president.
Oh, I love this one. You bet I’m unhappy with the election of Barack Obama. He’s done terrible, catastrophic damage to this nation, through his Marxist leanings (it’s in his books, folks) and his sympathy for the worldwide jihad movement. He’s been a disaster in foreign policy. The Middle East is in flames. Europe is under siege from Islam. But, if you’re a leftist, he’s doing just fine as President. He’s right on schedule with dismantling our country. It has nothing to do with his skin color. It’s what he’s done that has conservatives so angry with him.
“We see that kind of xenophobia gripping the entire country because there is angry white backlash to the election of President Obama,” Mr. Hagler said.
A phobia is an unreasonable fear. Anyone who is not worried about Islam’s in-progress encroachment into our culture, laws and institutions; and its relentless intention for Shariah to eventually replace our Constitution, is in need of some serious study in Muslim history.
While Republican candidates such as Senators Lindsey Graham and Ted Cruz have criticized Mr. Carson’s remarks, his campaign is not expressing remorse.
Lindsey Graham is an Islam ignoramus. If Ted Cruz criticized Carson for what the Dr. said, I suggest that Senator Cruz also should open the Quran and start reading.
In an interview with CNN, Mr. Carson’s business manager, Armstrong Williams, said that while Mr. Carson understood the sensitive nature of his view, he stood by the remark.
“He has to come to the conclusion for what is best for America, and because of his love for America that in his heart of hearts he could never advocate for a Muslim becoming president of the United States,” Mr. Wiliams said. “He just can’t.”
Good. And with darned good reason. I’m all for that position.
For many Muslims, however, Mr. Carson’s view reeks of racism.
Okay. Here we go. This is stupid beyond stupid. Let’s do this one again.
Islam is not a race. Islam is a totalitarian theo-political construct which dictates every facet of a Muslim’s life. There are no racial constraints or requirements for one to become a Muslim. All races are welcome therein and are included therein throughout the world. The Muslims who believe that Carson’s view is based upon some racial bias must not understand their own doctrines. Or they’re just lying in order to make Carson seem as ugly as possible (what’s worse than a true racist?), to drive him out of contention for the Presidency.
“My heart was so saddened to hear those words come out of the mouth of an individual who is seeking the highest office in our land,” said Imam Mahdi Bray, director for the American Muslim Alliance. “Not only because it’s inconsistent with the United States Constitution, but what do I tell my kids? This is not the America that Abraham Lincoln talked about in terms of better angels.”
Tell your kids whatever you want to tell them, Mr. Bray. Abraham Lincoln was not envisioning an America enslaved under Islam when, or if, he talked in terms of better angels.
CORRECTION: I am informed by one of my favorite readers that my use of the word pack in the headline above (to describe a hyena family) is incorrect. A correct term is CLAN. I stand most humbly corrected.