Should a Muslim Ever Be President of the United States?

Ben Carson Face the NationApparently Dr. Ben Carson, who is running for the GOP nomination to become President of the United States in 2016, does not think so.  But, why?

In an interview conducted on Face the Nation with host Chuck Todd, Carson answered that not only was Islam inconsistent with the U.S. Constitution, but that he “would not advocate that we put a Muslim in charge of this nation. I absolutely would not agree with that.”

Of course, now comes all the vile vitriol from the Muslim and left-leaning communities that stupidly disagree with him.

Carson’s words are truly no different than the anti-Catholic and anti-Semitic rhetoric heard in American politics in the past,” wrote

Citing a politico article by Nick Gass, which is no bastion of conservative or Christian ethics, Frank Feather at BizTrends tweeted the venomous line that, “This guy is reverse racist discriminatory bigot.”

Last, but not least, Muslim terrorist sympathizer S. Hadi Qazwini of MPAC (Muslim Public Affairs Council) wrote, “Can someone please teach these guys about the US Constitution? Please?! It’s embarrassing!”

Yet, all the nastiness only proves Dr. Carson’s contentions to be correct.  Given Islam’s overall worldview, which is directly at odds with how the United States was founded, in order for a Muslim to become the President, he would have to renounce his Islamic allegiance.  But, what would that entail?

First and foremost, the Muslim candidate would have to renounce his allegiance to the teachings of the QuranKoran.  Why?  Because no Muslim worth his camel urine can rightly claim to be a Muslim without putting the Koran front and center in everything he says or does.

The late Muslim “radical,” Sayyid Qutb, writing and arguing on the subject of Peace Through Law in his book Islam and Universal Peace stated, “All codes of law, ancient or modern, are deficient while the Islamic legislation alone is complete” (69).  All codes of law would include the U.S. Constitution.

However, Qutb does not stop there.  He goes on to state, “It is only in Islam that allegiance to the ruler is dependent on his compliance with and application of Islamic law.  If the people differ with their ruler, it is not the ruler’s will that is supreme but it is the Book of God (the Qur’an) and the Hadith of the messenger that decide” (70).

He then reiterates that, “Islam is a complete system.  One cannot enforce a part of Islamic law and neglect another for then it would not be Islam.”  Again, the basis for Islamic law, which trumps all others, is the Koran.

Secondly, the Muslim Presidential candidate would have to renounce Islamic law, otherwise known as Shariah, as the basis for not only his own way of living, but for all others under his guidance.

Shariah, which is predicated on both the Koran and the Sunnah (custom or manner of life), along with the Fiqh (jurisprudence), is viewed by devoted Muslims as “the path” to right religion, as well as a just government.

Since religion and politics are inseparable in Islam, then it would be impossible for a Muslim to serve as President.  That is, unless he engaged in deception or taqiyya to enter the Office of President, and then proceeded to act contrary to his oath.

Nevertheless, given what the current sitting POTUS (Barak Obama) is doing to deny his oath of office, such a scenario with a Muslim candidate is a distinct possibility.

ShariahRegardless, though, given Islam’s unyielding demand for strict compliance and its brutal disregard for human life toward all who are not Muslim, much less toward those of the female gender, there is no possible way the United States could possibly sustain a Muslim leading the country.

So, Dr. Ben Carson’s position is spot-on.  His real fault during the interview came when he was asked about Muslims serving in Congress, where he did not seem to have a problem.

Sorry, Mr. Carson, but those in Congress must uphold the same Constitution as does the President.  Since the Muslim cannot do that without violating his religious conscience, which in turn leads to a violation of his Constitutional oath, then it would only be consistent to forbid a Muslim from holding that office either.

Now, some have argued, and will continue to do so, that the Constitution does not have a religious test to hold office, nor should it.  Fine.  If those persons wish to play that card, the day will come when there is no Constitution, and then we will see how smug and convincing they are pushing their nihilistic argument while Muhammad Jr. is wielding his 18-inch hunting knife about his throat.

Until such time, the American people need to be as smart as Dr. Ben Carson in this respect, that worldviews matter and the Islamic worldview is definitely at odds with the one that made the United States the land that God Blessed, even though it seems to be slowly slipping away.

Failure will only bring dhimmitude, if not another un-Civil War, and America will soon look more like the Middle East than the “land of the free and home of the brave.”

About the Author

President, Christian Apologetics Project PhD Candidate, Northwest University (2018) MA Apologetics w/ Honors, BIOLA University (2005) ThM, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (2003) MDiv, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (2000) BA Pastoral Ministry & Bible, Baptist Bible College (1992)

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  1. Amen!! Tell the Truth!

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