VIA| Dr. Ben Carson defended his view that a Muslim should not be put “in charge of this nation,” and added that whoever is elected president of the United States should be “sworn in on a stack of Bibles, not a Koran.”
On NBC’s “Meet the Press” on Sunday, host Chuck Todd asked Carson, who is a 2016 GOP presidential contender, if he believes “Islam is consistent with the Constitution?”
Carson said, “No, I don’t. I do not. I would not advocate that we put a Muslim in charge of this nation. I absolutely would not agree with that.”
Muslim agroup CAIR wants Carson to step down.
“Muslims feel that their religion is very much a part of your public life and what you do as a public official, and that’s inconsistent with our principles and our Constitution,” Carson added.