Ben Carson on Muslim president
After saying that he could never support a Muslim for president, US presidential hopeful Ben Carson has softened his stance.
Carson said he would only support a Muslim if they denounced their faith and pledged allegiance to the US constitution.
“If someone has a Muslim background and they’re willing to reject those tenets and to accept the way of life that we have and clearly will swear to place our Constitution above their religion … I would then be quite willing to support them,” he said in an interview with FOX News.
“I don’t care what religion or faith someone belongs to,” Carson said. “If they’re willing to subjugate that to the American way and to our Constitution, then I have no problem with that.”
“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,” he further wrote on Facebook.
“I know that there are many peaceful Muslims who do not adhere to these beliefs. But until these tenants are fully renounced…I cannot advocate any Muslim candidate for President.