After Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson said in a NBC’s Meet the Press interview that he doesn’t believe a Muslim should be elected president, and the Islamic faith is inconsistent with the Constitution, the outrage machine went into overdrive.
The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) plans to call for Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson to withdraw from the 2016 campaign.
“Mr. Carson clearly does not understand or care about the Constitution, which states that ‘no religious test shall ever be required as a qualification to any office,’” said CAIR national executive director Nihad Awad.
“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.”
Some on Twitter reacted by calling Carson racist. Here’s a sampling:
How Dare Ben Carson engage in…oh wait, he’s just another racist Republican….http://t.co/fTq8PkKvNM
— Prosecute Cheney (@cheneywatch) September 20, 2015
hey guys, look. there is another rich old racist republican guy trying to be President.. http://t.co/BDBzn3ZFZg 1/2 — Matt MacManes (@macmanes) September 20, 2015
“I call upon every Republican to denounce Dr. Carson’s disgusting remarks”… Senator Harry Reid: “Shame on Dr…. http://t.co/JH9CAxg7PQ
— Radwan Masmoudi (@radwan_masmoudi) September 21, 2015
GOP candidate Carson: Islam inconsistent with Constitution; a Muslim shouldn’t be president http://t.co/VSn8cv71CY, Racist !! — #EndGazaBlockade (@knightmandella) September 20, 2015