Payne’s interview with Ben Carson goes past the politically correct notion of “radical Islam” being the problem and touches on the fact that Islam itself is the biggest problem in the world today.
PAYNE: You mentioned earlier that all of America knows that this is ‘radical Islam.’ But some think it might be the entire religion of Islam. President Obama spends a lot of time preaching to us or trying to correct us, if you will, and that somehow the American public overwhelmingly would like to see a temporary ban on all Muslims coming to this country are getting it wrong. Do you ever think he will have an epiphany and maybe say that sometimes the public is right?
CARSON: I doubt it. I mean it would be wonderful if he and everybody else would spend time reading about Islam. You know, really go back to Muhammad and read about his life not only in Mecca but in Medina and the subsequent story about the Hadith the whole story of his life and the beliefs, the systems brought out of that. It would give you a much better impression. Islam is NOT a religion. It’s a lifestyle/ideology that doesn’t really allow the separation of religion from politics.
PAYNE: Right. And it was born of violence and it’s been spread through violence and, of course, no succession plan has made it even worse when Muhammad died.