Culture Wars: Sharia Law or Constitutional Law?
What Difference Would It Make If We Had a Muslim President?
If you look into Sharia law, you will not find any consistency with the US Constitution. Sharia law is the law which is used to behead women in Islamic countries who have been raped. Sharia law is the reason women in Islamic countries can’t drive. Sharia law is so inconsistent with the US Constitution Ben Carson could not be more right. And the question he was asked was in that context. “Well, do you believe that Islam is consistent with the Constitution?” Well, Sharia law isn’t. ~Rush Limbaugh
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RUSH: You know, this business of Obama and Ben Carson — I’ve got the sound bite coming — this whole business he doesn’t think we should have a Muslim president, it would be beyond the pale, and a lot of people are saying, “What difference does it make now?” And the reason they’re saying, what difference does it make now, is how would Obama be acting any differently? I’m just telling you what people are saying.
Okay, let’s say we have a president who’s Muslim, and the Iranians end up with a nuclear weapon, that would make sense, right? Uh, that’s happened, with a Christian president. Isn’t that amazing. We got a president who’s angered our number one Middle Eastern ally, Israel, made up of Jewish people. A Muslim president would do that, right? Ah, ah, it’s already happened.
How about a president going to the United Nations, saying the future must not belong to those who slander the prophet. Uh, that’s already happened. Barack Obama did that. Haven’t we had a president who says the most beautiful sound he’s ever heard is the call to morning prayer? Uh, uh, already happened. Obama said that.
People were so worried before Trump issued a statement. They were so worried he was gonna cave. They were so worried that he was gonna apologize for this guy that stood up and asked him the question.
And then Ben Carson comes along and says we should not put a Muslim in charge of the nation, and he’s not backing down. And the media’s kind of ticked off because in both of these instances your average, typical Republican would have already given in and apologized.
Let’s go to Ben Carson. This is Meet the Press yesterday. F. Chuck Todd said: “Let me ask you the question this way. Should a president’s faith matter, Mr. Carson? Should your faith matter to voters?”
CARSON: I guess it depends on what that faith is. If it’s inconsistent with the values and principles of America, then of course it should matter. But if it fits within the realm of America and consistent with the Constitution, no problem.
TODD: So do you believe that Islam is consistent with the Constitution?
CARSON: 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.
RUSH: Kablooey all over the media! Giant explosions could be seen, heard, and felt everywhere, and they continue to reverberate at this very moment. So outraged, the media. We have a nation filled with apologists for Islam, as you know. It’s been one of the most amazing things. 9/11 happens, militant Islam kills 3,000 Americans, and all of a sudden there’s a giant Islamic apologist group in this country that grows and grows and grows. Based on what, I don’t know, we better not make them angrier than they already are. We better stop doing what they’ve gotten mad at. It’s our fault or what have you.
And now people are saying that this just shows Ben Carson has no business running for president. He has no idea. This is so unprepared. This is evidence of his inexperience, no religious faith in this country. What he meant was, he was asked a specific question, and the question was, “Should a president’s faith matter? Should your faith matter to voters?” And his answer was relevant to the Constitution.
Sharia Law Not Consistent with Constitution
Chuck Todd says, “Do you believe that Islam is consistent with the Constitution?”
If you look into Sharia law, you will not find any consistency with the US Constitution. Sharia law is the law which is used to behead women in Islamic countries who have been raped. Sharia law is the reason women in Islamic countries can’t drive. Sharia law is so inconsistent with the US Constitution Ben Carson could not be more right. And the question he was asked was in that context. “Well, do you believe that Islam is consistent with the Constitution?” Well, Sharia law isn’t.
Media Darling: America better off with Christian President
Anyway, back in 2007, GOP presidential candidate, John McCain, says America is better off with a Christian president, and he does not want a Muslim in the Oval Office. He said, “I admire the Islam” — that’s the quote, “I admire the Islam” — “there’s a lot of good principles in it, but I just have to say in all candor that since this nation was founded primarily on Christian principles, personally I prefer someone who I know who has a solid grounding in my faith.” And McCain was a media darling. McCain was a media hero. They loved McCain. He said the same thing Ben Carson said, he even went further, and it was not one assault on McCain for this.
What’s Wrong with being a Muslim?
RUSH: What’s so bad about being a Muslim anyway? Why do you need to be exonerated from it? “Because he’s not one, Mr. Limbaugh, that’s why.” Thank you, Mr. New Castrati, but I’m saying why is it such an insult? I mean, if somebody mistakenly called somebody Jewish instead of Christian, it’s not gonna cause a state incident. “You know, I’m sorry, you’re not Jewish, you’re Christian.” Oh, oh.
You call somebody a Muslim, and you better retract that, man. You better pull that back right now. You better go out and set that person straight. Why? What’s so bad about it? It’s kind of like what’s so wrong with being accused of being gay? What’s so bad about it? I thought it was hip.
And then Ben Carson: “I don’t think we should have a Muslim as president.” So Republicans are being asked by the left, “What do you think of what Ben Carson said? Are you willing to condemn Ben Carson? Are you willing to condemn Donald Trump? Are you willing to condemn Donald Trump’s supporters?” In fact, grab audio sound bite number 26. This is this afternoon at the White House press briefing with the press secretary, Josh Earnest. A reporter said this to the press secretary, said, “Today a Muslim NGO called for Dr. Carson to withdraw from the race because of his anti-Muslim stand. He says that he does not believe that a Muslim should be president.
There’s nothing intolerant about what Ben Carson said. It was simply an opinion. And I know where it’s rooted. It’s rooted in Sharia law. Sharia law runs counter to the US Constitution. It just does. It’s not even arguable. You know what it is, you can’t have Sharia and the US Constitution side by side at the same time. If you do, something’s gonna have to give. If you have Sharia side by side with the Constitution, what are you gonna do about women being able to drive or other rights that women have won, like voting, what are you gonna do?
So, anyway, that’s how the White House is dealing with it. “We just don’t like these offensive views, particularly disappointing to many observers, including me, that we haven’t seen a significant outcry from all the other candidates.” This is how they do it. A Republican stands up, says something not politically correct, it then becomes incumbent on every other Republican to denounce the guilty party. This is the one-way street, this false premise, these narratives here that the left creates that I’m telling Republicans ought have nothing to do with, just nuke and just ignore these narratives out of the box.