Has political correctness become a serious threat in the land of the free?
I am going out on a limb to say most informed Americans agree with Dr. Ben Carson and oppose the idea of a practicing Muslim running for president of the United States. When the media backlash began, I’m glad he doubled down.
There are however, several angles to this debate; on one side there are already Muslims working for our government while on the other side, the sociopolitical and economic system of Islam is directly opposed to the Constitution.
As we dig a bit deeper, many of us would simply ask for honesty as well as an acknowledgement of key facts. Consider Dr. Ben Carson’s recent comments and his explanation of them in context.
Ben Carson simply said whoever is elected president of the United States should be “sworn in on a stack of Bibles, not a Koran.” He also stated:
I would not advocate that we put a Muslim in charge of this nation. I absolutely would not agree with that… I do not believe Sharia law is consistent with the Constitution of this country.
The nation’s largest Muslim advocacy group went so far as to demand Ben Carson drop out of the race for the Republican presidential nomination. Spokesman for the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), Ibrahim Hooper, said lawmakers from across the political spectrum should repudiate Carson’s comments.
To provide balance, Carson said he would also oppose a Christian for president who wanted to establish a theocracy, knowing this would be impossible in a secular-progressive country run by a godless government.
Sadly, it is also important to address his faulty assumption that President Obama is a Christian. We just cannot take people at their word when it comes to their professed faith, especially when their actions don’t line up.
Carson explained further on Monday why he would not advocate electing a Muslim to the White House or to U.S. Congress who did not renounce Sharia law. This is a key point: Islamic law calls for homosexual men and women – as well as people from other religions – to be put to death. Women must also be subservient and are treated as property.
Yes, there are law-abiding, non-practicing Muslims (those who do not follow the Quran and Sharia law) who can and have become American citizens. Similar to other immigrants, they are welcome in American society. The fact however, is a majority of terrorists worldwide are Muslim. A conundrum for a free country with open borders, no?
Every unbelieving person in any false religion, system, or sect who does not know the truth about Jesus Christ must hear the gospel (Romans 10:8-10) and have an opportunity to choose life.
“Know this, I meant exactly what I said,” Carson wrote on his Facebook page.
I could never support a candidate for President of the United States that was Muslim and had not renounced the central tenant of Islam: Sharia Law.
What did he mean by this? If a person’s political ideology or religion would prevent him or her from carrying out the duties under the Constitution, they should not be in office. Some may argue President Obama has not obeyed all our laws and has even signed executive orders which were unlawful for him to carry out.
This is a pivotal time in our country our Founders labored to prevent in which power is being abused by the executive and judicial branches of government. This is why Ben Carson’s comments are relevant and the subject should be debated honestly.
Carson brought up another important point by mentioning “Taqiyya,” a practice in the Shia Islam denomination in which a Muslim can and should mislead (lie to) nonbelievers about the nature of their faith to avoid religious persecution. The goal is conquest at any cost; Islam actually means “submission.”
In Quran 8:39, it states:
And fight them until there is no fitnah [tumult, disorder, trial, test, unbelief] and until the religion, all of it, is for Allah. And if they cease – then indeed, Allah is Seeing of what they do.
Islam is completely incompatible with the Bible and a society such as America that values religious freedom. Islam will accept no other religions, no competing economic or political views and no legal system except Sharia Law which would outlaw Christianity!
Teachings in the Quran and Hadith should also raise some red flags. In the Muslim world, beating wives and daughters is acceptable and quite routine. Pakistan men are notorious for abusing their wives – including sexually. The legal age for marriage in Iran is nine years old! (In one Afghan refugee camp virtually all the girls over second grade were married.)
Women who are raped in Muslim countries often end up being punished while the rapist goes free, and many young Muslim girls have their genitals cut out — without anesthesia — in order to destroy their sexuality and make them ‘pure.’ This information is readily available for those willing to research with an open mind.
Talk about a real war on women! If Democrats, feminists, and liberals in the west have any objections to this, why are they virtually silent?
Where doctrine is concerned, Islam rejects the deity of Jesus Christ, the resurrection, the virgin birth, the Holy Spirit, and the fact Jesus is the Son of the only living God.
Pastor John MacArthur summed it up well when he stated:
Islam today is the most powerful system on earth for the destruction of biblical truth and Christianity – thousands of Christians are dying under Islamic persecution, especially in the Middle East, Africa, Indonesia, and other parts of Asia. Clearly, Islam and Christianity are mutually exclusive. Both claim to be the only true way to God, but both cannot be right. There is no atonement in Islam, no forgiveness, no savior, and no assurance of eternal life.
Sharia law rejects every unalienable right in the First Amendment and would destroy our freedoms if implemented. It is ignorant or irresponsible to say it could never happen in America. Too many citizens are willing to give their opinion or even go to the polls and cast their vote without knowing the facts.
Though Ben Carson did not bow to political correctness, there is plenty of moral and spiritual confusion to go around, particularly in a culture becoming more open to moral relativism and hostile toward Jesus Christ.