The furor over Ben Carson’s statement about not believing a Muslim should be in the White House is a contrived controversy. It’s common sense.
History has proven Muslims do not play well with others. That would not bode well for the leader of a diverse society like ours. Consider, the Middle East was dominated by Christians and Jews until the time of Mohamed. Look at the same geography today. Since that time, over the centuries, town by town, state by state, Muslims have conquered the residents and have done one (or more) of the following if the vanquished people not converting to Islam –
- Execute them
- Rape them
- Torture them
- Enslave them
- Or, if feeling charitable, allowed to pay a tax not to convert to Islam or leave their homes forever.
That intolerance appears to be ingrained in Islam. Observe world events. While ISIS may be Islam on steroids, make no mistake, there are many Muslims around the world agreeing with what they do and how they do it. Even if it’s only one out of ten, ten percent of 1.5 billion Muslims is 150,000 million jihadi’s. That is equivalent to being eighth or ninth largest country in the world.
While there are undoubtedly multiple shades of Islam ranging from mild to wild, over the past forty years the most obvious Muslims among us are the kind that kill, rape, and terrorize. They lie in negotiations and the Quran encourages “believers” to lie for the benefit of Islam. So, how could anyone even negotiate with Muslim in good faith?
Further, if a Muslim were President of the United States and believed our freedoms were in conflict with Sharia law, would that President lie about his/her intentions and enact policies using executive orders that would be harmful to the United States?
Ben Carson made a courageous and common sense statement. Now I hope the press focuses on what makes that statement a reasonable one (given world events) rather than trying to paint him as intolerant.
A Few Items about the religion of peace –
“Our animosity is based on religion. We hate Americans for their secular ideology.”
Tehrik-e-Taliban spokesman Ihsanullah Ihsan explaining why his group of terrorists are opposed to the American presence in Afghanistan.