GOP candidate Carson: Muslim shouldn't be elected presid

GOP candidate Carson: Muslim shouldn't be elected presid

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson says Islam is antithetical to the Constitution, and he doesn't believe that a Muslim should be elected president. Carson, a devout Christian, says a president's faith should matter to voters if it runs counter to the values and principles of America. Responding to a question during an interview broadcast Sunday on NBC's "Meet the Press," he described the Islamic faith as inconsistent with the Constitution. "I would not advocate that we put a Muslim in charge of this nation," Carson said. "I absolutely would not agree with that." He did not specify in what way Islam ran counter to constitutional principles. Carson's comments drew strong criticism from the country's largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, the Council on American-Islamic Relations. "To me this really means he is not qualified to be president of the United States," said the group's spokesman, Ibrahim Hooper. "You cannot hold these kinds of views and at the same time say you will represent all Americans, of all faiths and backgrounds." Hooper said the Constitution expressly forbids religious tests for those seeking public office and called for the repudiation of "these un-American comments." In a separate appearance on NBC, one of Carson's rivals for the GOP nomination, Ohio Gov. John Kasich, was asked whether he would have a problem with a Muslim in the White House. "The answer is, at the end of the day, you've got to go through the rigors, and people will look at everything. But, for me, the most important thing about being president is you have leadership skills, you know what you're doing and you can help fix this country and raise this country. Those are the qualifications that matter to me." Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, who taped Sunday an episode of Iowa Press, an Iowa Public Television program, was asked if he agreed with Carson's statements on Muslims being president. "The Constitution specifies that there shall be no religious test for public office, and I am a constitutionalist," Cruz said. Carson's comments came amid lingering fallout over Republican Donald Trump's refusal last week to take issue with a man during a campaign event who wrongly called President Barack Obama a Muslim and said Muslims are "a problem in this country." Also speaking on NBC on Sunday, Trump said that a Muslim in the White House is "something that could happen... Some people have said it already happened, frankly." In multiple interviews Sunday, Trump tried to draw a distinction between all American Muslims and extremist Muslims in the U.S. and elsewhere. "I have friends that are Muslims they're great people, amazing people," Trump said on CNN's "State of the Union." "You have extremists Muslims that are in a class by themselves," Trump added. "It's a problem in this country, it's a problem throughout this world.... You do have a problem with radical Muslims." GOP candidates have been split over whether to criticize Trump, who has been a vocal skeptic of Obama's birthplace and faith. Obama is Christian. In the NBC interview, Carson said he believes that Obama was born in the U.S. and is Christian, saying he has "no reason to doubt" what the president says. Carson also made a distinction when it came to electing Muslims to Congress, calling it a "different story" from the presidency that "depends on who that Muslim is and what their policies are, just as it depends on what anybody else says." Congress has two Muslim members, Democratic Reps. Keith Ellison of Minnesota and Andre Carson of Indiana. "If there's somebody who's of any faith, but they say things, and their life has been consistent with things that will elevate this nation and make it possible for everybody to succeed, and bring peace and harmony, then I'm with them," Carson said. Follow us on Twitter @Local12 and LIKE us on Facebook for updates!

Muslim teen to visit White House after clock controversy

Muslim teen to visit White House after clock controversy

Fourteen-year-old high school student Ahmed Mohamed is getting ready to visit the White House at President Obama's invitation. The teen was arrested for bringing a homemade alarm clock to school. His teacher and school administrators thought it was a bomb hoax. Mark Strassmann reports on the outrage over his teacher's reaction.

Wave of terrorism: How to stop future terror strikes across the world

Wave of terrorism: How to stop future terror strikes across the world

Following three deadly terrorist attacks that took place in France, Tunisia and Kuwait, RT takes a look at how Islamic extremism continues around the world and what governments are doing to quell future violence. Manuel Rapalo speaks with Middle East analyst Naseer Alomari and Ibrahim Hooper of the Council of American-Islamic Relations about Friday’s attacks and their radical roots. Find RT America in your area: http://rt.com/where-to-watch/ Or watch us online: http://rt.com/on-air/rt-america-air/ Like us on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/RTAmerica Follow us on Twitter http://twitter.com/RT_America

Muslim teen cuffed over clock gets White House invite

Muslim teen cuffed over clock gets White House invite

Ahmed Mohamed, a 14-year-old Texas high school student who was arrested over a clock mistaken for bomb, spoke out after police dropped the charges against him and thanked his supporters, including President Barack Obama.

Two men called heroes after brutal stabbing attack on Oregon train

Two men called heroes after brutal stabbing attack on Oregon train

Jeremy Christian, a known white supremacist, terrorized a Muslim woman and her friend on a train and slashed three men who came to their aid.

Fatal stabbing on a Portland commuter train

Fatal stabbing on a Portland commuter train

Three people came to the defense of a Muslim woman who was being verbally attacked on the train when the suspect attacked, killing two and injuring one.

Student engineers a digital clock mistaken for bomb

Student engineers a digital clock mistaken for bomb

Ahmed Mohamed took his homemade digital clock to his highs school in Irving, Texas. Instead of praise and encouragement, the 14-year-old was arrested for bringing a "hoax bomb."

[SING MY LIFE] L' Age de Glace - Les aventures de SCRAT !!

[SING MY LIFE] L' Age de Glace - Les aventures de SCRAT !!

Merci à « L'Age De Glace » de sponsoriser notre vidéo. Viens découvrir le Sing My Life de Scrat par la Team Cover Garden. On est sûr que beaucoup d’entre vous sont de grands fans de « L’Age De Glace ». En général, c’est le personnage de Sid qui récolte le plus d’attention et d’admiration. Mais aujourd’hui, on a décidé de laisser un autre personnage du film nous raconter sa vie, ladies and gentlemen : SCRAT ! Aux commandes de notre vidéo de la semaine, il est là pour vous faire rire, pleurer, sourire… et collectionner des glands. On t’aime, Scrat… tu renâcles, mais on t’aime. Pour savoir où et quand voir le film, c’est par ici : http://www.allocine.fr/seance/film-226078/pres-de-115755/ Et pour découvrir ou re-découvrir notre Vlog Solidays, c'est par là : http://bit.ly/294hebl Réalisation Audio : Quentin Bécognée Réalisation Vidéo : Born TV ♬ Rejoignez-nous sur les pages Cover Garden : FACEBOOK: http://on.fb.me/22lI2aq TWITTER: http://bit.ly/1pL9qAJ INSTAGRAM: http://bit.ly/1QXnP5D SNAPCHAT: Covergarden VINE: http://bit.ly/1S3O5M0 SITE: http://bit.ly/1UfuzPW L’Age De Glace 5 : L’éternelle quête de Scrat pour attraper son insaisissable gland le catapulte dans l’espace, où il déclenche accidentellement une série d’événements cosmiques qui vont transformer et menacer le monde de l’Âge de Glace. Pour survivre, Sid, Manny, Diego et le reste de la bande vont devoir quitter leur foyer et se lancer dans une nouvelle aventure pleine d’humour au cours de laquelle ils vont traverser d’incroyables paysages exotiques et rencontrer des personnages tous plus étonnants les uns que les autres Chansons: Michel Berger – Paradis Blanc (Auteur/Compositeur: Michel Berger // Éditeur : C M B M) Survivor - Eye Of The Tiger (A/C: FRANK SULLIVAN, JIM PETERIK // Editeur: Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.) Sinead O’Connor – Nothing Compare 2 U (A/C: Prince/Sinead O'Connor/Nellee Hooper // Editeur: Peermusic Publishing, Universal Music Publishing Group) Christophe – Aline (A/C : CHRISTOPHE // Éditeur : MADELEINE EDITIONS SOC) Jacques Brel – La Quete (Auteur : DARION JOSEPH JOE/ Compositeur : Mitch LEIGH/ Adaptation : BREL // Editeur : EMI APRIL MUSIC INC, EMI APRIL MUSIC INC) Stevie Wonder – Free (A/C : Stevie WONDER // Editeur: BLACK BULL MUSIC INC, JOBETE MUSIC CO INC) Eric Carmen (Celine Dion) - All By Myself (A/C: Carmen Eric Howard // Editeur: Universal Music Publishing) Christophe Maé - Tombé Sous Le Charme (A/C: Mike Ibrahim – Christophe Maé – Felipe Saldivia // Éditeur : Because Editions - Universal Music Publishing France - Martiprod Editions – Earprint) Georges Brassens – Une Jolie Fleur (A/C : BRASSENS // Editeur : WARNER CHAPPELL MUSIC FRANCE, TUTTI INTERSONG EDITIONS MUSICALES SARL) Fred Astaire & Ginger Rogers – Cheek To Cheek (A/C : Irving Ben // Editeur : Irving Berlin Publisher) Imagination – Just An Illusion (Steve Jolley,Tony Swain,Lee John,Jason Ingram // Editeur: Sony Atv Music Publishing France,Broadley Music (International),Associated Music International Ltd) On tourne avec une caméra Canon 5d Mark III, on monte nos vidéos sur Adobe Première Pro. Notre jingle est un projet After Effect.

Salam Al-Marayati on Fox News Re: 'Ground Zero Mosque'

Salam Al-Marayati on Fox News Re: 'Ground Zero Mosque'

Muslim Public Affairs Council's president Salam Al-Marayati wend on Fox News to discuss the Park 51 Community Center in New York. For more info, visit www.mpac.org.

DAY BREAK 06:00 International manhunt underway after Paris terror attacks

DAY BREAK 06:00 International manhunt underway after Paris terror attacks

ARIRANG NEWS 06:00 Coming up today,... as Paris remembers of the victims of Friday′s terror attacks,.. police reveal one of the killers is still at large. President Park Geun-hye is in Turkey for the G20 summit. With the Paris attacks overshadowing the event,... the leaders focus on terrorism issues at their working dinner. Plus,... North Korea declares a no-navigation zone in the East Sea, possibly indicating a missile launch is in the works. Stay tuned for these stories and more. Hello.... to our viewers around the world, it′s 6 a.m. on Monday, November sixteenth here in Seoul. Thanks for joining us,... I′m Mark Broome. Title: International manhunt underway after Paris terror attacks Our top story this morning... An international manhunt is underway for a man believed to have been involved in the Paris terror attacks, which killed one-hundred-29 people. Officials have described 26-year-old Belgium-born Abdeslam Salah as "dangerous". Saleh is one of three brothers believed to be involved in the attacks. On Sunday,... several AK-47s were found in an abandoned car which is believed to have been used by the attackers. Police have also named one of the attackers as French citizen Omar Ismail Mostefai . He was apparently known to security services. Mostefai is believed to be one of seven suspects killed during the attacks. Away from the investigation,... there are reports French President Francois Hollande wants a three-month state of emergency. An extension beyond 12 days requires parliamentary approval. And to remember the innocent civilians killed in Friday′s attacks,... thousands of mourners gathered outside Notre Dame Cathedral. The Catholic cathedral had been shuttered since Friday′s atrocities but opened for a special service to honor the dead. Title: No reports of Korean casualties in Paris terror attacks: Foreign Ministry Korea′s foreign ministry has confirmed that no Korean nationals were killed or injured in the Paris terror attacks. The Korean embassy in Paris spent the weekend contacting Korean community groups and travel agencies... and checking local hospitals that are known to have taken in attack victims. Around nine-thousand ethnic Koreans live in Paris. The government has issued a travel advisory for France following the attacks. It has issued a travel alert of "restraint" for the metropolitan Paris area. The alert level has been raised to "caution" for all other regions in France. The government is advising Koreans in Paris to be on guard and for those planning to visit the French capital to reconsider their decision. Title: President Park vows to join int′l efforts to root out terrorism In other news,... it is Day 1 of President Park Geun-hye′s ten-day diplomacy tour. In Turkey, it was the first day of the G20 summit on Sunday,... and anti-terror efforts have been front and center of discussions. Hwang Sung-hee reports. World leaders observed a minute′s silence

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