As a result, CAIR is conducting another big giveaway of free qurans – not ‘real’ qurans – the CAIR whitewashed, sanitized version of the quran for infidels, which does not include the many passages calling for violence and terrorism against unbelievers. Although these qurans make for superior kindling material, you’ll have to give CAIR your name and address, and pay shipping charges, which exceed the value of the book.
KLTV As his critics grew louder, Republican White House contender Ben Carson refused Monday to back off his weekend charge that Muslims shouldn’t serve in the presidency.
Nihad Awad, the smarmy head of the nation’s largest Muslim advocacy group CAIR, designated as a terrorist organization by the United Arab Emirates, called on Carson to drop out of the 2016 presidential contest during a Capitol Hill press conference on Monday, declaring him “unfit to lead because his views are in contradiction with the United States Constitution.”
The intensifying political fallout is a distraction at least as the retired neurosurgeon tries to capitalize on recent momentum in the unruly GOP field. But it also highlights a sentiment among voters in both parties who agree with Carson’s reluctance to elect a Muslim to the nation’s highest office.
Carson’s campaign reported strong fundraising and more than 100,000 new Facebook friends in the 24 hours after he told NBC’s “Meet the Press” on Sunday, “I would not advocate that we put a Muslim in charge of this nation.”
His campaign manager Barry Bennett told The Associated Press on Monday: “While the left wing is huffing and puffing over it, Republican primary voters are with us at least 80-20.” “People in Iowa particularly, are like, ‘Yeah! We’re not going to vote for a Muslim either,” Bennett said. “I don’t mind the hubbub. It’s not hurting us, that’s for sure.”
Indeed, conservatives have repeatedly embraced anti-Muslim sentiment in recent years. Nineteen states introduced legislation in 2015 to restrict the use of foreign law in state courts, Republican-backed steps largely designed to block the influence of Shariah law.