Monday, September 21, 2015
Muslims Demand Ben Carson Withdraw From Campaign
The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) has demanded Dr. Ben Carson withdraw from the 2016 presidential race.
This came yesterday, following Carson's comments on NBC's "Meet The Press" with Chuck Todd on Sunday.
Carson told NBC, Islam is not consistent with the US Constitution and that he would "absolutely not" advocate having a Muslim in the White House.
Carson says, "Our president should be sworn in on a stack on Bibles, not a Koran."
The Muslims are mad.
NBC's Chuck Todd persisted: "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."
Last June CAIR launched a web site tracking 2016 presidential candidates' opinions on Islam.
You may recall that Herman Cain, a presidential candidate 4 years ago, told the press he would not appoint a Muslim to his cabinet or to a federal judge position if he was elected president.
CAIR also called for his withdrawal from the campaign. Cain ultimately withdrew, but not for that reason. He suspended his campaign amid allegations of past sexual harassment of female employees.
CAIR's demands for withdrawal had no affect on Cain's public support prior to the allegations.
CAIR put out a statement yesterday, saying, "Mr. Carson clearly does not understand or care about the Constitution, which states that 'no religious test shall be required as a qualification to any office'."
The director of the organization is publicly calling for Carson to withdraw as a candidate for the presidency.
He said, "We call on our nation's political leaders---across the political spectrum---to repudiate these unconstitutional and un-American statements and for Mr. Carson to withdraw from the presidential race."
The press is now trying to figure out why Dr. Carson would believe what he believes.
Both Ben Carson and Donald Trump have taken a stand against Sharia law as America braces for a migrant influx from the Middle East.
Behind this discussion lies a bigger and deeper issue---it's about the very character and identity of America.
The so-called progressive left would have you believe that this is much to do about nothing. Pew Research has found otherwise. Pew, more left leaning than right leaning, has reported that their research confirms that a majority of Muslims throughout South Asia, a sub-Saharan African, the Middle East and North Africa favor making Sharia the official law of the land.
They do not leave those beliefs at home when they migrate to the US.
Earlier this year, film maker Ami Horowitz interviewed Muslim residents of the Cedar Riverside section of Minneapolis, many of whom said that they would prefer to live under Sharia law.
One boy she interviewed explained that he would rather live under Sharia law because it would promote safer communities. He said, "Sharia law, it says that if you steal something, they cut off your hand. So, basically [people] can leave their doors open. Nobody's going to steal anything because Sharia is so tight."
Sharia also calls for killing those who participate in same-sex relations.
This developing firestorm is not created only by Carson's or Trump's recent comments, but they are heard in the back drop of a greater growing concern here in America.
The "Natural Born Citizen" requirement has taken on renewed importance. So much so that the Harvard Law Review published an article titled, "On The Meaning of 'Natural Born Citizen".
In it they say the "original purpose of the natural born citizenship clause was clearly laid out in a letter from John Jay to George Washington."
They say, "The original meaning of 'natural born Citizen' also comports with what we know of the Framers’ purpose in including this language in the Constitution. The phrase first appeared in the draft Constitution shortly after George Washington received a letter from John Jay, the future first Chief Justice of the United States, suggesting: '[W]hether it would not be wise & seasonable to provide a... strong check to the admission of Foreigners into the administration of our national Government; and to declare expressly that the Command in chief of the american [sic] army shall not be given to, nor devolve on, any but a naturalborn Citizen'."
While this issue of the past few days has grown from Carson's and Trump's comments, it is much bigger in scope.
The growing concern on the part of many Americans was reinforced on September 13th when the CAIR chapter of St. Louis co-sponsored a "Bring Them Here" march calling for the admission of even more Muslim migrants into the United States.
KMOV TV reported that organizers are pushing for St. Louis to open its doors to any and all Muslims who want to come here.
The TV station reported that Muslim activists said, "Either we let them in, or we take the statue of liberty down."
While Trump and Carson are under fire for their beliefs and comments, Sen. Marco Rubio, also a presidential candidate, is proposing policies and legislation that by most all experts will add substantially to the ranks of CAIR.
Julia Hahn explains it this way: "Every year the United States voluntarily imports more than a quarter of a million--or 280,000 as presently proposed---Muslim migrants (this number includes 117,423 migrants who were permanently resettled with Legal Permanent Resident status, as well as an additional 122,921 temporary Muslim workers and foreign students, and 39,932 Muslim refugee and asylees). This means that each year, the US admits a number of Muslims larger in size to the entire population of Des Moines, Iowa. The United States accepts at least 300 times more Muslim migrants than Mexico."
She says Rubio, under his "New American Century" and "New American Economy" campaign is actually calling for even greater numbers of migrants.
While businessmen like Facebook founder Mark Zuckerburg, Disney's Bob Iger and Rubio's top donor, Oracle CEO Larry Ellison support him because they see how this replaces more expensive American workers and helps the profit margin, Hahn is suggesting conservatives beware.
There is growing evidence that as Muslims group in communities such as Dearborn, Michigan and Minneapolis, Minnesota there is a growing demand for Sharia law.
Beyond the political dynamics is the spiritual dynamics.
The religious left is generally calling for essentially open borders, claiming this is what Christ taught in regard to the "stranger."
It was American Founding Father and 2nd President John Adams who said, "Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other."
Ben Carson was likely thinking of this statement when he made his last Sunday on NBC.
Adams' son, John Quincy Adams, our 6th President, later said, "The glory of the American Revolution was this: it connected in one indissoluble bond the principles of civil government with the principles of Christianity."
The basis for America's character, freedom, prosperity and identity is deeply rooted in biblical Christianity.
The matter before us is discerning the balance between biblical compassion and taking actions that would ultimately destroy the only nation in the history of the world founded on biblical principles.
Now is our time to stand. Standing in prayer is standing in strength.
Be Wise. Be Discerning. Be Informed. Be Prayerful.